Fred Johnson is an international performer and has spent the past 35 years presenting international concerts and seminars on the power of creative expression as a tool for personal wellbeing and healing. He has performed on stage with or as the opening act for such musical greats as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Herbie Mann, Nat Adderly, Joe Zawinul, David Sanborn, Richard Elliot, Ramsey Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Patti La Belle, Patti Austin, George Benson, BB King and many others. He has presented programs in association with Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Maya Angelou and many others.
Whitney James doesn’t just sing a tune—she creatively engages it. She interprets the best of American popular music as well as challenging originals of jazz composers rarely attempted by singers. Called “spine tingling” by the Seattle Times, James has received critical acclaim from US and international jazz press, and has been featured in Downbeat Magazine and on NPR’s Piano Jazz: Rising Stars.
Hough Hall, the Palladium's 850-seat mainstage performance space, blends nearly-perfect acoustics with history-rich ambiance. A recent investment in state-of-the art sound equipment and infrastructure has afforded the Palladium Theater new-found opportunities to seize and facilitate new, limitless and valuable experiences for artists, patrons, partners, students. A jewel in the crown of Tampa Bay's performing arts community, classical music, jazz, blues, opera, theater, Celtic, acoustic, dance and more are all equally at home in this magnificent concert hall.