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Poster artist is into all that jazz

By TAMARA EL-KHOURY
Published June 14, 2007


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Clearwater Jazz Holiday poster for 2007

Judith Dazzio has created jazz-themed art for 20 years. This year, three of her colorful paintings will be the image of the annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday. The three paintings, dominated by sunset golds and reds, are combined on a single poster. Dazzio's art was picked over more than 200 pieces. The Gulfport resident is a teacher at the Arts Center in St. Petersburg. The 28th annual free, four-day jazz holiday runs Oct. 18 through Oct. 21 at Coachman Park. This year's lineup won't be released until Aug 1. Last year's headliner was smooth-jazz saxophonist Kenny G. Dazzio, who was born in New Hampshire and lived in Louisiana before moving to Florida, has a degree in art education from the University of New Hampshire. She also has a master's in fine art from Boston University and a master's in art education from Massachusetts College of Art. She still sells jazz-themed art in New Orleans and said she had fun straying from traditional somber colors to bright, Florida colors. For more information about the jazz holiday, visit www.clearwaterjazz.com.

[Last modified June 13, 2007, 23:17:26]


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