CLEARWATER – People recently gathered at Lokey MercedesBenz in Clearwater to see a preview of the artwork that will be showcased at the 35th annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday, presented by HCI Group Inc.
The Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation brings live music and tourism to the Tampa Bay area to support the future of jazz education. HCI Group is the host sponsor of the event as proceeds will go toward music and arts outreach programs. Clearwater Jazz Holiday, the foundation’s largest annual event, is a unique four-day jazz festival open to the public. The world-class event attracts some of the most legendary jazz artists and supports the foundation’s ongoing mission to be the leading proponent of jazz education and entertainment in the state of Florida.
This year’s event will feature the artwork of R.J. Hohimer. Heavily influenced by the works of Van Gogh and Gaughin, Hohimer’s colorful jazz oil paintings encourage the viewer to enjoy the whimsical nature of each painting’s unique experience.
HCI has committed to be a host sponsor of the 2015 event as well in order to continue supporting the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation and its academic initiatives in the greater Tampa Bay community.