I admit it. There are worse vices. But that is mine. And not just any jazz. I need live jazz. If you gave me jazz on my iphone I might listen to it every now and then, but live jazz gets my juices flowing.
I’ve been looking for a good place to listen to live jazz since I moved to Tampa. But live Jazz in Tampa is about as hard to find as a flake of snow. But perseverance does pay off.
Swamp Head Brewery in Gainesville facebooked one day that one of their brews was going to be at The Independent Bar & Cafe in the Seminole Heights district of Tampa (their original location is in St. Pete), which is right down the road from where I work. The IBC said that they offer jazz on the first Saturday of the month.
And I have to say, it was wonderful. The jazz might not have been the best but atmosphere was great. Microbrews. Jazz. Setting. Wow!
And to boot The Independent Bar & Cafe has bluegrass on the third Sunday of the month. I can’t wait! Here’s another article about the Independent Tampa.
PS–If anyone from Tampa Independent Bar & Cafe reads this little blog, I would love to interview you to find out more about you. Just look me up.