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The West Wing Boutique Hotel

The West Wing Boutique Hotel Suites: $125 Queen Studios: $115 2501 E. Fowler Avenue Tampa, FL 33612 For Transient Guest all suites rates are $125.00 and Queen Studios rates are $115.00.  The Transient Guest Reservation code is TBBHF18.  Call 813.559.8000 to book your reservation.


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Heritage Gala

Heritage Gala

Limited Ticket Sales available onsite at 5:30pm

January 18, 2018  |  6:30pm to 10:30pm (Doors open at 6pm)
Music by Tom Browne

Tom BrowneJoin us for an “Evening of Elegance” for the 18th Annual Festival.  The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Gala, recognizes and honor our sponsors, partners and the community.  Come dressed to impress and bring your dancing shoes.  Semi-Formal to Formal Attire. The entertainment for this event will be Tom Browne.

With over three decades of recordings and sharing the concert stage with luminary figures of jazz music, Tom Browne continues to captivate listeners as an entertainer who has successfully mixed stage presence and musical artistry with a sincere audience connection and warmth. “People don’t just come to hear your music,” says Browne, “they come to connect with you!”

Tom is perhaps best known for what music icon George Benson said of his “believability in any musical style; his ability to communicate!” This ability to emerge ones-self into the musical era, style and dreamscape of a composition, and then artistically create as though you are perfectly at home in that location, is a rarity among musicians. Perhaps this ability is resultant of Browne’s upbringing near Jamaica, New York where greats like Count Basie lived on one block and James Brown on another. “It was the merger of so many musical influences and styles that created
the Jamaica scene, and certainly my approach” says Browne.

To date, Tom has over sixteen solo projects on the market, including the very recent Neo-Soul/Jazz sizzler entitled Legacy, released in mid 2016.


Admission Prices:  $60 Single  |  $100 Couple

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Heritage Gala

Event Sponsor


TPepin's Hospitality Centre, North 50th Street, Tampa, FL, United States

Where: TPepin Hospitality Centre
Date: Thursday, January 18th
Time: 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm       
Cost: $60 Single  |    $100 Couple 

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Event Contact Person:            Connie Hicks             813.507.1362