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Emilio Castillo: Hip Sounds

Gigi Brooks interviews the Tower of Power founder during the 2013 Clearwater Jazz Holiday

Tower of Power in performance at the 2013 Clearwater Jazz Holiday

This year the Clearwater Jazz Holiday celebrated its 35th year as one of Florida’s largest and most popular venues in the country for some of the greatest headliners of jazz in the world. This world-class event has featured jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Herbie Mann, Dave Brubeck, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Dianne Reeves, Christian McBride, Esperanza Spalding and many others.

The line-up this year consisted of a mixed bag of highly explosive, famed and popular bands from the past such as Average White Band, Tower of Power and Chicago. Jane Monheit, Larry Carlton and Paul Brown were the “icing on the cake” for this year’s event.

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