Date: October 13, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
- 10:00 PM
Venue: Fernandina Beach Golf Club
Address: 2800 Bill Melton "Road Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
Cost: $45 General Admission; $65 VIP Seating; $150 High Note Club w/Amenities
Contact: Les DeMerle | info@ameliaislandjazzfestival | (904) 504-4772
Superb Jazz vocalist Roseanna Vitro presents a tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald. Plus Art Of The Trio with Les DeMerle, drums, Mike Levine, keyboards, and Dennis Marks, bass. Vitro earned a 2012 Grammy Nomination for "Best Vocal Jazz Album," The Music of Randy Newman, on Motéma Music. An inventive singer, her strengths include rhythmic acuity and free-spirited spontaneity, often heard in her improvisations, using both scat syllables and lyrics. Additionally, she has released twelve critically acclaimed recordings for Motéma, Telarc, Concord, Challenge and Half Note Records and has performed with a strong sampling of today’s top jazz artists, most notably Elvin Jones and Christian McBride. She has also headlined at prestigious jazz venues such as The Blue Note and Lincoln Center in New York, and The Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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