[LIVE REVIEW] CLEARWATER JAZZ HOLIDAY - Clearwater, FL - 17 October
By Jennifer Ring
The moment Sheryl Crow hit the stage, everyone in the audience stood up. We just don’t get big stars like this at Clearwater Jazz Holiday every year. When we do, the audience can fill Coachman Park, with crowds of around 8,000 people. Most of these people are out on the lawn, in general admission, like me. From out here, the big stars can look small, but we can still see it all from a gigantic screen directly above the musicians’ heads.
It was hit after hit as Crow and her band played through their set, ending with an extended live version of Every Day is a Winding Road, complete with drum and bass solos. The crowd screamed for more, and Crow returned to the stage for an encore, performing a cover of Led Zeppelin’s Rock & Roll. As the stage lights went down, the fireworks went off, bringing Day 3 of Clearwater Jazz Holiday to its conclusion.
Sheryl invited a special guest to come sing with her: 10-year old leukemia survivor Marisa. Check out their performance in the video below!