10/15/11

Bob Seymour: Celebrating 30 Years of Jazz Broadcasting

Local musicians along with Dick Hyman and Ira Sullivan pay tribute to Bob Seymour who has been the Voice of Jazz in Tampa Bay for over 30 years.

The Tampa Bay jazz scene was at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg, FL on Oct. 9, 2011 when local jazz musicians playing along with Dick Hyman and Ira Sullivan paid tribute to Bob Seymour, WUSF-FM jazz host for more than thirty years. The show had an extended intermission due to smoke being detected in the building. Rumor had it that the piano may have caught fire after Kym Purling's rendition of "Sweet Georgia Brown." His performance was followed by Dick Hyman's soothing piano performance before he was joined by Ira Sullivan on soprano sax.

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Bob Seymour 30 years of jazz cake.
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Fred Johnson, Gumbi Ortiz, Michael Ross, David Pate and LaRue Nicholson
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Emcee, Paul Wilborn, Director of the Palladium Theater
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Kym Purling, John Lamb and Nate Najar
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Whitney James
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Dick Hyman
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Ira Sullivan
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Dick Hyman and Ira Sullivan
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Bob Seymour
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Rose Bilal, Denise Moore and Bob Seymour
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Bob and Mariam Seymour with fire truck in background
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Bette Gregg, President of Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association with her "List of Requests" for Bob
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Mark Neuenswander
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Buster Cooper
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Ira Sullivan
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Ira Sullivan
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Ira Sullivan
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Bob & Miriam Seymour with some of Tampa Bay's jazz vocalists: Denise Moore, Whitney James, Belinda Womack, Kat Hafner and Rose Bilal
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Jammin' with Denise Moore, Rodney Rojas, Billy Pelliteri, Ron Gregg and Dwayne White
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13 year old Quin Halpin
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The second set featured the USF Faculty Jazz Ensemble. The show closed with Ira Sullivan on flugelhorn, tenor sax, trumpet and flute.

Following the show was a jam by other local musicians.

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