SCF Jazz Festival to Feature a Tribute to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

(Bradenton, Fla., March 8, 2018) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota’s (SCF) Jazz Band will take the stage for its annual Jazz Festival at 7:30 p.m. March 22 at SCF’s Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. The highlight of this year’s festival is a tribute to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.

A titan of improvisation, few musicians have made as much history as Blakey. Mixing jazz with blues, samba and gospel, Blakey and his followers returned jazz to its roots as soul music. The concert will feature some of Blakey’s landmark compositions.

General admission tickets are $10, student and staff tickets are $5. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 941-752-5252..

Page Edit