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Amelia Island Jazz Festival - Jazz In The Park
Date: October 08, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM
- 4:00 PM
Venue: Amelia Park
Address: Park Street Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
Age Range: All Ages
Contact: Les DeMerle | info@ameliaislandjazzfestival | (904) 504-4772
Traditional kickoff concert for the Amelia Island Jazz Festival. A free concert at Amelia Park featuring UNF 21 piece Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dennis Marks. Hosted by Les DeMerle and Bonnie Eisele. Refreshments will be available. BBQ available by Gilbert's Underground Kitchen.
Now in its 14th year, the AIJF will take place over 8 days at various locations in Fernandina Beach, FL from October 8-15, 2017. For more information and to purchase tickets online, please visit the Festival website: www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com or contact the Festival Hotline at (904) 504-4772 or email address: email@example.com
The Amelia Island Jazz Festival provides a rich, diverse cultural offering to the Amelia Island area by exposing thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds to the sounds, excitement and vitality of great jazz, including swing, bebop, Dixieland, big band, Latin, and contemporary. During the week-long festival, music is performed by jazz greats as well as fresh, up-and-coming young talent. Performances are staged in several venues around Amelia Island including Amelia Park, The Fernandina Beach Golf Club, The Sandbar & Kitchen (formerly Sandy Bottoms), Amelia Island Wine Company, Sliders Beach Bar & Grill, and Horizons Restaurant. The Amelia Island Jazz Festival helps preserve the American art form, Jazz, by increasing the exposure and awareness of the music genre to the general public.
Founded in 2001, the Amelia Island Jazz Festival is very young as far as music festivals go. But this Festival has come a long way in a very short time, and shows strong potential to become a world-renowned musical event. In fact, the Amelia Island Jazz Festival seems to be following the footsteps of such festivals as the Monterey and Newport Jazz Festivals. Like the renowned jazz festivals, the Amelia Island Jazz Festival benefits from the vision and energy of a veteran jazz professional who instantly gives the Festival a rich heritage. Les DeMerle, Artistic Director. Under his leadership the Amelia Island Jazz Festival has delivered jazz greats to enthusiastic audiences on Amelia Island:
Bria Skonberg • Houston Person • Kevin Mahogany • Larry Coryell • Randy Brecker • Tony Monaco • Mindi Abair • Royal Crown Revue • Spyro Gyra • David Benoit • Buckwheat Zydeco • Nicole Henry • Doug Cameron • Ramsey Lewis • David Sanborn • Christian Tamburr • Harry Allen • Marcus Printup • Bill Allred Classic Jazz Band • Richie Cole • Longineau Parsons • Frank Tiberi • Barry Greene • Woody Herman Sax Section • Bobby Pickwood