New this year are souvenir pins for $3, depicting the 1992 Jazz Holiday poster. You also can buy a poster for $10, T-shirts for $10 and sweat shirts for $18. Commemorative posters have been printed each year since the festival began, and posters from most years are still available. They also may be ordered by mail. Write to Clearwater Jazz Holdiay Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 7278, Clearwater 34618-7278 and request an order form. Proceeds will go to the Jazz Holiday Scholarship fund and to underwrite future Jazz Holidays.
Who's who among performers
Over the years, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday has attracted well-known and respected jazz musicians including Nancy Wilson, Sonny Rollins and Maynard Ferguson, as well as local favorites. Acoustic, mainstream jazz is the focus of the festival, but innovative styles are also welcome.
Task force start
In 1990, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation was formed as a task force to organize and run the festival. It is made up of community volunteers.
Kick off the festival
A kick-off party to open the 1992 Jazz Holiday festivities will be from 6 to 8:30 tonight at the Atrium in Clearwater Square, 601 Cleveland St. It features Roseanna Vitro, who has been a featured performer on the Jazz Holiday schedule in previous years. This year's Jazz Holiday scholarship winner, Randall Goodgame, also will perform.