Hi guys.. Julian back here with some more news for all music lovers out there: Enjoy a relaxing evening at the Carrollwood Cultural Center with JAZZ WITH JIM: WEST COAST MEETS EAST COAST.

WEST COAST: featuring the Jazz Directions with Dick Rumore on sax and Phil Provinzano on flugel Horn.

Dick and Phil will represent the "Cool School of Jazz" aka Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker. The music is highly contrapuntal (That is it features two different melodic lines moving simultaneously)and featuring a remarkable level of interplay between the two musicians. Experimentation is the order of the day with the resulting sounds lighter and more varied than traditional bebop. West Coast Jazz also used flute to a greater extent and appealed to the people who were as familiar with classical music as jazz. Join Dick and Phil for an evening of Jazz that's not only cool but radically hip. Return of the cool, a productive chapter in the evolution of music.

EAST COAST: featuring the Jazz Directions with Jim Burge and Tom Ziegelhofer on trumpet.

Friday, August 20 at 7:30pm, at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa  33618, (813) 269-1310, www.CarrollwoodCenter.org

$7 for members, $10 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at the door. I'll be back soon with more news on great stuff to do in Tampa Bay as well as updates on Tampa Bay area events!