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AARP IS PROUD TO SUPPORT THE JACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL.

We’re excited to help bring great jazz music to Jacksonville. From great local cultural events to savings and discounts, AARP in Jacksonville helps you get the most out of your community. Stop by our Member Zone on Bay Street near the Swingin’ Stage to say hello and learn more. If you don’t think “Real Possibilities” when you think AARP, then you don’t know “aarp.”

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WELCOME Dear Friends: It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Festival, a signature event here on Florida’s First Coast that grows bigger and better each year. The festival will feature a world-class lineup filled with talented musicians who will undoubtedly deliver the excitement we all love and draw crowds of excited music fans. As an annual Jacksonville tradition, not only will the main stage vibrate with energy, but favorite activities such as the Jazz Piano Competition, the Youth Jazz Talent Showcase, the Off Jazz Concert, Art in the Heart of Downtown and Jazz After Dark will take place. I am particularly enthusiastic about the new footprint for Jazz Fest as we move the soul of jazz right into the heart of our Downtown Entertainment District, increasing walkability and access to a variety of businesses and restaurants while bringing the festivities closer to the beautiful St. Johns River. Again, welcome, and thank you for coming. It has been said that jazz is about being in the moment. Don’t miss this moment! I trust you will take this opportunity to relax, enjoy the eclectic tones of this year’s artists, and make some memories with family and friends.

“The Jazz Festival has long been one of Jacksonville’s signature events; it’s a growing tradition that gets bigger and better every year. This year promises to be the best ever.”

Sincerely,

Alvin Brown Mayor

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 History of the Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Performer Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Festival Features & Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Youth Jazz Talent Showcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Piano Competition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Hall of Fame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Art in the Heart/Jazz Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

HEADLINERS

Friday, May 23 Bobby Caldwell & the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra . . . . . . . 20 Boney James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 The Pedrito Martinez Group featuring Ariacne Trujillo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Saturday, May 24 Al Jarreau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Average White Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Delfeayo Marsalis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Stooges Brass Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Sunday, May 25 Joey DeFrancesco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Kim Waters, Phil Perry, Maysa . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 MF Production’s Latin Jazz All Stars: A Tribute to Dave Valentin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Sax and the City featuring Marion Meadows and Paul Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Musiq Soulchild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Sebastian Mikeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 4

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HISTORY

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early 1980, then Mayor Jake Godbold looked to music, specifically a genre with a strong cultural tie, to bring a community together. Saturday, October 24, 1981, was the beginning of a new idea in Jacksonville—a jazz festival, a free outdoor event that would bring people together to support the fledging Mayport community and reintroduce the world to the northeast Florida destination, Jacksonville, Florida. And people took notice. Expecting only a few hundred people to attend in 1981, event producers were blown away when nearly 25,000 people showed up for the inaugural event. Dizzy Gillespie headlined the festival. Formerly known as the Mayport and All That Jazz Festival, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival is the stage for one of the largest, free jazz festivals in the nation. Outgrowing the format of a one-day festival in Mayport, the event moved to Metropolitan

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Park. There, WJCT, a public broadcasting station, turned the event into a production that aired worldwide. For the next 15 years, WJCT and partners managed the successful riverfront festival. In 2003, there was the rebirth of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival. The City of Jacksonville began producing the event, incorporating additional venues, including the Florida Theatre and the Ritz Theatre, and introducing activities such as an art sale and wine tasting, attracting newer audiences. In 2009, the festival footprint expanded introducing a livelier street festival atmosphere along with four stages of entertainment. Jacksonville has seen the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, George Benson, Tony Bennett, Diane Schuur, Patti Austin, Branford Marsalis, Count Basie Orchestra, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Diana Krall, Herbie Hancock, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Chuck Mangione, Chris Botti, Rippingtons,

TOP LEFT: Trombone Shorty, headling in 2013 TOP: 1981: Dizzy Gillespie headlining the inaugural Jacksonville Jazz Festival (formerly Mayport and All That Jazz) ABOVE: Dave Brubeck performing “Take Five” at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, David Sanborn, Pamela Williams, Spyro Gyra, Dianne Reeves, Chick Corea, David Benoit, Sonny Rollins, Karrin Allyson, Grover Washington, Jr., Kenny G, Harry Connick, Jr., Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle, Mavis Staples and Greg Adams. The tradition continues and the Jacksonville Jazz Festival continues to serve as a catalyst in downtown Jacksonville and a destination for jazz enthusiasts around the world.

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JAZZ ON THE RIVER? Yes, please. Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, overlooking the majestic St. Johns River, is at the epicenter of the 2014 Jazz Fest. As Headquarter Hotel for the River City’s Annual Jazz Fest, Hyatt is just steps away from the stages and venues. For 2014, the Fest is bringing their acts to the water, placing Hyatt in the heart of the sights and sounds taking over Downtown. With a exciting roster of entertainment, good fellowship and beautiful weather, Jazz Fest is one of Jacksonville’s most popular annual events. Join us Downtown on the River to relax and enjoy the spirit of the weekend. Special rates and packages available. Hyatt. You’re More Than Welcome.

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JAZZ THE NUMBERS

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The Number of Jazz Festivals Held Since Inception

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The Number of Stages

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Hall of Fame Members

30 Festival Performers

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Special thanks to EU, a Jacksonville monthly entertainment publication, for contributing content for ‘By The Numbers.’

The inaugural JJF was founded by former Mayor Jake Godbold and his aide Mike Tolbert in 1979. It started as a single-day event in the quaint Mayport Fishing Village. They hoped that one day of free, live music would draw a couple hundred people to help boost the struggling area. The festival quickly outgrew the site and was relocated to the newly-opened Metropolitan Park in 1982.

The Florida Theatre will serve as a performance destination for two nights. The Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition on Thursday, May 22 and the JJF Off-Jazz Concert on Sunday, May 25. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Swing by the Swingin’ Stage located on Bay Street and Marsh Street. Dance your way down to the Groovin’ Stage located on Bay Street and Newnan Street. Take it easy at the Breezin’ Stage, which offers spectacular waterfront views at the Jacksonville Landing. There are several notable members in the Jacksonville Jazz Hall of Fame who have made a positive impact on the jazz community. Among them are festival founders Mayor Jake Godbold and his aide Mike Tolbert (1999), former executive director of the festival Dan Kossoff (1999), distinguished educator Rich Matteson (2000), winner of the first Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition Marcus Roberts (2003), former WJCT vice president of Community Support Vic DiGenti (2004), the late great trumpeter Teddy Washington (2006), renowned jazz musician and festival supporter Von Barlow (2007), the late U.S. Congressman the Honorable Bill Chapell Jr. (2011), performer and educator Bunky Green (2011) and this year’s honoree, educator and festival supporter—Ace Martin.

Over the course of 3 days, this urban street festival will feature performances by 30 local, regional and national artists, including: Boney James, Al Jarreau, Ester Rada, Delfeayo Marsalis, Joey DeFrancesco, Kim Waters, Phil Perry, Maysa, Bobby Caldwell, Average White Band, TIZER, Karen Briggs and more.

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Swingin’ Stage

presented by the Jacksonville Aviation Authority

Bay St. at Marsh Street

Groovin’ Stage

Bay St. at Newnan Street

Breezin’ Stage

The Jacksonville Landing

Airmen of Note 5 P.M.

Just Jazz Quartet 5 P.M.

Ester Rada 7 P.M.

Bobby Caldwell with Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra 7 P.M.

Von Barlow’s Jazz Journey featuring The Dream Band 7 P.M.

Boney James 9:15 P.M.

The Pedrito Martinez Group Jazz Jam with Lisa Kelly featuring Ariacne Trujillo 9 P.M. - 12 A.M. 9 P.M.

Saturday, May 24

The Elbow & Bay Street

Jazz After Dark

10 p.m. - 2 a.m. Following the last act of the festival lineup each night, enjoy even more live Jazz. Participating bars and clubs are located within a couple of blocks from the Jazz Fest stages and admission is free!

Festival Hours: 1-10 P.M. Music Starts: 2 P.M. Youth Talent Showcase, First Round 1 P.M. Youth Talent Showcase, Finals 2:45 P.M.

Akia Uwanda 2:30 P.M.

Jazz After Dark 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. VENUES: Underbelly 113 E. Bay Street

Unique Sound 4:30 P.M.

1904 Music Hall 19 N. Ocean Street

Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet 5 P.M.

Linda Cole & The Joshua Bowlus Quartet 4:30 P.M.

The Noel Freidline Quintet 6:30 P.M.

Stooges Brass Band 7 P.M.

Marcus Johnson 6:30 P.M.

The Katz Downstairz 8:30 P.M.

Al Jarreau 9:30 P.M.

Average White Band 8:30 P.M.

Sunday, May 25

Burro Bar 100 E. Adams Street Dive Bar 331 E. Bay Street The Volstead 115 W. Adams Street Karpeles Museum 101 W. 1st Street Cigar Lounge 11 North Ocean Street

Festival Hours: 1-8 P.M. Music Starts At 2 P.M.

Traces of Blue 2:30 P.M.

JB Scott’s Swingin’ Allstars 2 P.M.

The Gary Starling Group featuring Russell George 2 P.M.

TIZER featuring Karen Briggs 4:30 P.M.

Joey DeFrancesco Trio 4 P.M.

Jax Jazz Collective 4 P.M.

Kim Waters, Phil Perry, Maysa 6:30 P.M.

Sax and the City featuring Marion Meadows and Paul Taylor 6 P.M.

Tropic of Cancer 6 P.M.

MF Production’s Latin Jazz All Stars: A Tribute to Dave Valentin 8:30 p.m.

JAZZ AFTER DARK

Festival Hours: 5-11 p.M. Music Starts: 5 P.M.

Terry "Doc" Handy and his Northside Jazz Ensemble 5 P.M.

JU Jazz Combo I 3 P.M.

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Off Jazz Concert MUSIQ SOULCHILD and Sebastian Mikeal Florida Theatre Sunday 7 P.M.

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FESTIVAL FEATUR AARP HOSPITALITY ZONE Stop by our Hospitality Zone at Bay and Marsh Street to learn more about what AARP is doing to create Real Possibilities in Jacksonville. Present your AARP member card or VIP pass for admission. If you don’t think “Real Possibilities” in Jacksonville when you think AARP, then you don’t know “aarp.” A special welcome for veterans!

AARP MEMBER/ FUN ZONE Stop by our Member/Fun Zone near the Shipyards to play for a special gift and learn more about what AARP is doing to create Real Possibilities in Jacksonville. If you don’t think “Real Possibilities” in Jacksonville when you think AARP, then you don’t know “aarp.”

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GUEST SERVICES PRESENTED BY UF HEALTH JACKSONVILLE Visit one of the Guest Service booths presented by UF Health Jacksonville for complimentary giveaways! Helpful volunteers will be available to answer festival questions and provide direction. See the map inside this guide for locations.

HEINEKEN VIP pass holders be our “Guest of Honor” in the Heineken Lounge located in the VIP area at the Main Stage. Stop by to receive giveaways and enjoy an ice cold Heineken sample.

HOT 106.5 - COX RADIO Visit the HOT 106.5 booth to find out how you can win free cash Monday morning on HOT 106.5 plus pick up your free HOT gear.

JACKSONVILLE JAZZ VIP LOUNGE VIP holders—catch some shade, cool off and chill with us in our VIP tent at the Swingin’ Stage located in the Shipyards!

JAZZIZ Discover the award-winning JAZZIZ magazine and learn what’s hot in the world of jazz, get exclusive content both online and in print! Visit our booth to registerto-win JAZZIZ subscriptions and Jazz CD’s today!


RES & ACTIVITIES JAX HAPPS STAGE

STATE FARM

Stop by the Jax Happs stage to dance to the hottest tunes, win cool giveaways, and to find out the latest of what’s happening in Jax!

Visit the Better State Crew to receive giveaways and registerto-win for tickets to the featured Jazz Festival Sunday Brunch; multiple winners! Cool off with a misting tent while charging your cell phone.

LOWES Stop by our garden and patio area display with outdoor kitchen features. Meet our experts and let us help you create the outdoor living space of your dreams! Register-to-win for a Lowes gift card giveaway. Don’t miss our pop-up Jazz Garden enhancements throughout the festival for the perfect photo opportunity!

MCDONALD’S Stop by and visit us to sample one of our delicious Real Fruit Smoothies, win awesome McDonald’s prizes, and meet Ronald McDonald himself during one of his guest appearances! I’m Lovin’ It!

VERIZON Stop by the Verizon tent and register to win a free tablet! While you are there charge your phone and check out the latest 4G LTE phones and tablets.

YELP OFFICIAL CHECK-IN PARTNER Stop by Yelp’s Mobile Recharge and Refresh Booth and download the app, check in or sign up for our Weekly newsletter to pop a squat on our inflatable couches, cool off, charge your phone, and win free schwag!

SPARKLING ICE Stop by the Sparkling ICE tent and experience the Adventurous Side of Water and take a photo in our Freeze Frame. Find your refreshing favorite with Orange Mango, Black Raspberry, Strawberry Watermelon, Coconut Pineapple and more! Bold flavor. Zero Calories. Perfectly Possible.

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YOUTH JAZZ TALENT SATURDAY, MAY 24 SHOWCASE • • GROOVIN’ STAGE (Bay St. at Newnan)

1 P. M . – F I R S T R O U N D 2 : 4 5 P. M . – F I N A L S FREE ADMISSION The City of Jacksonville presents the Youth Jazz Talent Showcase, a live talent competition open to young jazz singers and musicians. Winners will be selected by a panel of music adjudicators who specialize in the arts forms of traditional and contemporary jazz and blues. The winner will receive a cash prize to be used expressly for the purpose of furthering his or her musical education. Prizes: 1st place: $1,000

2nd place: $750

3rd place: $500

CONTESTANTS Kara Lynn Frazier, 18,

Belmont University Aaliyah Grafton, 11,

J. Allen Axson Elementary Mickey Hoag, 19,

University of North Florida Markis Jahmae, 20,

Jacksonville University Praniti Kudre, 13,

Home FLVS Skyler Nolan, 14,

Dr. Phillips High School Willie Moore III, 18,

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Brannen Pfister, 20,

University of North Florida James Simpo, Jr., 14,

Highlands Middle School Marisa Webster, 17,

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts

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Renee Ebalaroza

Elisha Parris

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The Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition presented by Keyboard Connection has been a staple in the annual festival for over 20 years. Pianists from around the world compete for a cash prize and chance to play on the main festival stage. Held at the historic Florida Theatre, the Piano Competition serves as the official opening event of the 2014 Jazz Festival.

The Finalists

The Master of Ceremony

Noel Freidline returns to the Jacksonville Jazz Festival as the Master of Ceremonies for the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition.

The Rhythm Dennis Marks has performed with many of the great musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Liebman, Bob Mintzer, and Pat Metheny. He appeared on Sandoval’s Grammy-Award Winning “Hot-House”.

Lisa DeSpain is a New York City based jazz pianist/composer. She studied under Ellis Marsalis in New Orleans and in New York under Eliane Elias and Joanne Brackeen. Professionally, Lisa has served as pianist/music director for Leslry Gore, the Big Apple Circus, Theatreworks USA, and as an arranger for Alfred Music.

Clyde Conner, a renowned drummer and educator. Currently, Clyde can be heard as a performer/composer/ arranger with the St. Johns River City Band.

Aaron Lehrian, 19 years old, is a pianist from Seminole, Florida. Aaron currently studies jazz piano at the University of North Florida, under the teaching of Lynne Ariale. At UNF, he plays in both the combo band as well as the Jazz Ensemble 1. He plans to earn his bachelor’s degree and pursue a graduate degree in New York.

The Judges

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Oscar Perez has shared the stage with jazz legends Bunky Green, George Russell, Curtis Fuller, Ira Sullivan and George Garzone. From his start in the church band, he has come a long way landing performances in The Theatre at Madison Square Garden and Webster Hall. His sound draws from Latin and jazz music to explore innovative arrangements.

Marcus Johnson Johnson is an independent Billboardranked musician and NAACP Image Award-nominated jazz keyboardist and pianist and a 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Festival performer.

Ryan Slatko, 20 years old, started playing at the age of 13. Currently a student at the University of North Florida, Slatko, has performed with a variety of world-class musicians such as Ed Calle, Ira Sullivan, Scotty Barnhart, and Marcus Printup. With relentless work ethic and undying passion for music, he has received and outstanding Freshman and Sophomore award at the University of Florida.

Na’im Rashid, 2010 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Hall of Fame inductee, is a retired Navy Broadcast Journalist, Jazz radio host and former Jazz Society president.

Matt Savage, now 21, has been performing since the age of 8. Since then Matt has played with some of the biggest names in jazz including Chick Corea, the Ellington AllStars, Chaka Khan, Wynton Marsalis among others. In May 2012, the Boston Globe heralded Matt’s success and graduation from Berklee College of Music in a front-page cover story, citing that “He gained early fame as a jazz prodigy beset by autism”.

Lisa Witsell, one of the founding members of the Jacksonville Jazz Society, is a jazz musician who has played all across the U.S. in cities including: Chicago, New Orleans, Miami and Atlanta.

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HALL OF FAME Ace Martin 2014 Ace Martin is currently Instrumental Music Chairman at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, FL, and has been since the opening of the school in 1984. Under the direction of Martin, Douglas Anderson’s Jazz Band I has been invited to play for various local, state, national and international Jazz Festival events. Many of his students have continued a career in music with an emphasis on jazz. Students have continued their education at high-ranking jazz music programs like Julliard, Berklee, Eastman, Manhattan, UNF and University of North Texas.

The Honorable Jake Godbold 1999

Dan Kossoff 1999

Mike Tolbert 1999

Ira Koger 2000

Rich Matteson 2000

The Honorable Elaine Brown 2003

Marcus Roberts 2003

Dick Brown 2004

Vic DiGenti 2004

Cecil Cole 2005

Teddy Washington 2006

Longineu Parsons 2006

Von Barlow 2007

Dr. Bill Prince 2008

Joyce Hellman Bizot 2009

Bob Bednar 2010

Na’im Rashid 2010

The Honorable Bill Chappell 2011

For more information about these dedicated individuals, visit Bunky Green 2011

Bernard “Womack” Howard 2012

Gary Starling 2012

Lisa Kelly 2013

Theresa O’Donnell Price 2013

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BOBBY CALDWELL JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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rawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings, and big band songs, Bobby has the ability to entertain at any venue, for fans of all ages. In Japan and throughout Asia, he enjoys a feverish popularity, selling out shows and achieving gold and platinum status for his releases in those countries. As a singer, he has a successful career with numerous solo releases, which have earned accolades far and wide. His songwriting skills have earned hits not only for himself, but also for well-known artists like Chicago, Boz Scaggs, Peter Cetera and Amy Grant, Neil Diamond and Al Jarreau.

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Bobby’s timeless classic, “What You Won’t Do For Love” has been recorded and sampled by more than 100 artists. A sample of Bobby’s song “Open Your Eyes” appeared in the Grammy nominated platinum rap hit “The Light” by Common. All combined, Bobby’s songs and samples have contributed to over 40 million sales, while artists as diverse as Tupac Shakur, Michael Bolton, Roberta Flack, Go West, Vanessa Williams and Notorious B.I.G. have all paid tribute to the blue-eyed singer in the slouch hat. Bobby’s classic song was sung by Elliot Yamin during the final 3 round of American Idol 2006. Born in Manhattan and raised in Miami, Bobby came from a show business family. His mother and father both sang and were the hosts of one of the first musical variety programs on television, “Suppertime.” Bobby grew up listening to show tunes, the music of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, as well as The Beatles. These early influences are prevalent in Bobby’s singing and songwriting. Bobby chose a career in music at the tender age of 17. He has devoted his entire life to song writing, recording, performing and most of all making people happy. Bobby has toured the USA and the globe for 40 years, bringing his music to fans of all ages and backgrounds, and he continues to do so.

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ABOUT THE JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra ranks among the nation’s top regional orchestras and is vital to the City of Jacksonville’s continued growth. Founded in 1949, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra has hosted some of the most renowned artists of the past century, including Isaac Stern, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Marilyn Horne, Luciano Pavarotti, Itzhak Perlman, Kathleen Battle and Mstislav Rostropovich. Acclaimed for its “superior quality” by the Toronto Star, the Jacksonville Symphony has performed twice at Carnegie Hall and has been broadcast nationally on “Performance Today.” Beyond the stage, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is an outstanding community partner, serving four county school districts and collaborating with a wide range of organizations.

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Touring behind the success of his 10th #1 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album, “The Beat,” Boney James’ brilliant onstage persona continues to fill venues with rare exuberance. Boney is one of the most successful instrumental artists of our time with sales totaling over 3 million records. Capping a banner year in 2013, Boney has been nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category, his 4th nomination to date. Urban AC and Jazz radio formats have both loudly endorsed his new album. “The Beat” delivered hit singles “Maker of Love” featuring Raheem DeVaughn (Top 15 UAC), as well as “Batucada” and “Powerhouse” (both #1 SJ Songs). Believe it or not, Boney doesn’t see himself as a jazz artist: “I’m just a saxophone player whose music has several different influences. Jazz is just one of them.” With 4 Gold albums, a Soul Train award and an NAACP award nomination to his credit, Mr. James may have a point. According to the Boston Globe: “Let’s make something perfectly clear: James is not a smooth jazz player. Yeah, he is often grouped with people like Kenny G and Najee, but his music is muscular and gritty, whereas most smooth jazz has all the texture and complexity of a cue ball... James swaggers across the stage like a blacktop hero draining treys on an overmatched opponent. He even weaves his way through the audience, never missing a beat and all but daring the crowd not to have a good time.” It’s not hard to understand why he packs ’em in like he does.

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Ester Rada’s cross-cultural sound is a deep reflection of the Israeli born Ethiopian’s heritage. Growing up in a highly religious Jewish family in more than modest conditions in Israel, gave Rada the drive to change her way of life and fulfill her dream of creating music. Critics describe her genre mixing sound as “gracefully combining Ethio-Jazz, funk, soul and R&B, with mixed undertones of black grooves”. Ester is currently finishing work on her debut album, after releasing her acclaimed first self-written and composed solo EP called “Life Happens” produced by Israeli producers Kuti (Kutiman/Thru-You) and Sabbo (Soulico), at the beginning of 2013 Shortly after releasing her EP the world discovered the potential of singer, songwriter, performer, and persona Ester Rada. Ester’s increasing popularity saw her tour the Us, Canada, and Europe, and most recently the highly respected Glastonbury Festival. She warmed up for Alicia Keys at her Israel concert, in front of 8500 people, receiving amazing critics from Alicia herself saying, “She is amazing”. Her video “Life Happens” is aired these days on MTV France, East Europe, and Israel, as well as on VH1 UK. With strong influences from early 20th century soul power women such as Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin; as well as a great appreciation for more contemporary black diva’s like Eryka Badu, Lauryn Hill, and Jill Scott; Rada is bringing a new voice to soul that is already spreading worldwide. Music critics are hailing her songwriting, performance, and release, and more great things are about to come.

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PEDRITO MARTINEZ GROUP The Pedrito Martinez Group has its roots planted firmly in the Afro-Cuban Rumba tradition and in the bata rhythms and vocal chants of the music of Yoruba and Santeria. Ben Ratliff summed it up aptly for the New York Times calling it, “complex, blenderized Africa-to-the-New-World funk.” With its formation in the current lineup in 2008, the group has developed into an extraordinarily tight and creative unit. With a home base gig in Midtown Manhattan the group has built a fan base that includes Steve Gadd, Ravi Coltrane, Taj Mahal, Eric Clapton, John Scofield, Roger Waters, Derek Trucks, Herlin Riley, and Will Lee. Members include percussionist, Jhair Sala, from Lima, Peru; electric bassist, Alvaro Benavides, from Caracas, Venezuela; and keyboard player/vocalist, Araicne Trujillo, from Havana, Cuba.

Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba and began his musical career at the age of 11, performing as vocalist and percussionist playing with such Cuban legends as Tata Guines, Munequitos de Matanzas. He was brought to Canada in 1998, by Jane Bunnett, to tour with her group, Spirits of Havana. His decision to remain in North America to pursue his career, proved to be an auspicious one when, two years later, the annual Thelonious Monk Institute Competition showcased Afro-Latin Hand Drumming for the first time ever. Pedro entered and won first place. Since settling in New York City in 2000, Pedrito has performed, recorded, and/or toured with Paquito D’Rivera; Brian Lynch; Steve Turre; Me’shell Ndege’Ocello; Eddie Palmieri; Bill Summers and

Los Hombres Calientes; Arturo “Chico” O’Farrill; Stefon Harris; Bebo Valdés; Cassandra Wilson; Joe Lovano, and Sting, (for his rainforest benefit, with Elton John and Bruce Springsteen). Pedro was also featured in 2,000, in the documentary film on Cuban music, Calle 54. Mr. Martínez was also a member of the highly successful, Afro-Cuban/Afro-Beat band,Yerba Buena. He has also lent his talents to over one hundred records, including albums by Paquito d’Rivera, Issac Delgado, Eliane Elias, Stefon Harris, Steve Turre, Eddie Palmieri, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Conrad Herwig , Edie Brickell and many others. These include six records that have been Grammy® nominated and one, a collaboration between Eddie Palmieri and Brian Lynch, called “Simpatico”, that was awarded a Grammy®.

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orn and raised in Jacksonville, FL – Doc credits his older brother’s love for the piano for driving him to become a musician. Doc has played percussion for over 30 years over a diverse array of genres including Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, and Latin Jazz. Doc has performed globally in Europe, Korea, and Panama. Doc has also been selected as the opening performance for many greats including James Brown, Aaran Neville, Macy Gray, Kool and the Gang, Kirk Whalum, Brian Culbertson, and EL Gran Combo. Doc is most inspired by percussionists Ralph McDonald, Giovanni Hidalgo, and Bill Summers. Doc aka “Mr. Jazz Festival” lights it up everywhere he performs. Doc’s uniqueness as a conga drum musician is his captivating ability to fuse Afro-Cuban percussion with Jazz to create an infectious swing that leaves his audiences in a spell bound groove. His stage presence is cooler than a polar bear’s toe nail, yet his laid back style mesmerizingly intensifies as the core accompanying sound in his eclectic jazz band arrangements. Doc effortlessly, yet surgically infuses the cultural power of the African conga drum beats to drive an ancestral emotion of unity and healing that tells a story.

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AIRMEN OF NOTE The Airmen of Note is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. Created in 1950 to carry on the tradition of Major Glenn Miller’s Army Air Corps dance band, today the “Note” features 18 of the most talented jazz musicians in the country and is one of the last touring big bands. As a result, it has earned an international reputation as one of the finest and most versatile big bands of its kind in the world. Through the years, the Airmen of Note has presented its exciting brand of big band jazz to audiences throughout the United States, dozens of countries in Europe and Asia, as well as back home in the

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Washington, D.C., area. The group’s successful delivery of their recorded music to millions of fans over hundreds of media outlets worldwide is validated by industry measures, including the JazzWeek jazz chart. The Airmen of Note’s steadfast commitment to musical excellence and reputation for setting the highest standards has earned the respect of the world’s foremost jazz artists. This has led to many collaborative efforts, recordings and performances with such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughan and Nancy Wilson. In 1990, the Airmen of Note established the

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Jazz Heritage Series, featuring the “Note” in concert with legendary icons of jazz. Artists that have participated in this series include Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Kurt Elling, Paquito D’Rivera, Nicholas Payton, Karrin Allyson and many others. In 2010, the Airmen of Note celebrated 60 years as one of our nation’s most revered musical organizations. As it passes this milestone, the band will continue to vigorously support the U.S. Air Force by building on its deep and rich musical heritage and tirelessly delivering musical excellence to audiences throughout the United States and around the world.


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he Just Jazz Quartet is a Jacksonville FL based group of musicians who combine years of experience to create a sophisticated, yet enjoyable jazz performance for their audiences. The Just Jazz Quartet plays classic jazz standards by artists such as Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Jerome Kern, Antonio Carlos Jobim, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer and many others. During 2013, the Just Jazz Quartet performed at over 45 different venues and functions throughout NE Florida.

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VON BARLOW’S JAZZ JOURNEY

FEATURING THE DREAM BAND

As a top call drummer in the southeast for the last ten years, Von has never been accused of being inexperienced as his resume reads like a veritable who’s who in jazz and pop music. Mose Allison, O.C. Smith, Lou Rawls, The Ray Charles Trio, Arthur Prysock, Les McCann, Eddie Harris, Bobby Hutcherson, Bunky Green, Roy Ayers, Etta James, Buddy DeFranco, Ray Brown,Ira Sullivan, Pete Jolly, Bobby Bluebland, Joe Sample, Barney Kessel, Buster Williams, Longineu Parsons,

Ben Tucker, Marcus Roberts, Harry Connick Jr, Della Reese, Jack Wilson, are just some of the names Von has performed and recorded with. One of the finest ensemble players around; Von takes sensitive stylistic cues from his fellow performers, engaging in sympathetic and interesting dialog with any ensemble in which he plays. His stick work is never studied or monotonous, but filled with thoughtful listening and original thinking. Capable of the artistic understatement necessary in a quiet

restaurant, Von is equally famous for his fiery jazz drumming as well as his floor filling dance grooves. He is truly a seasoned performer and a master of his craft.

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ART IN THE HEART

2014 ARTISTS

Art Show & Crafts Sale will feature the work of prize-winning fine artists, master craftspeople and specialty vendors from all around the country. Stop by their respective booths to check out their artwork and displays featuring: photography, metal wear, paintings, jewelry, wood, fiber, 3D mixed media, clay, sculptures, and more.

Timothy Banh Jacksonville, FL

Matthew Alexander Tampa, FL Peter Barno Jacksonville, FL Earl Burris Jacksonville, FL Deb Carling Orange City, FL Sherry Collier Apopka, FL Dana Davis Atlanta, GA Ted DeLong Vero Beach, FL Del-Mari Frasson Jacksonville, FL Kjell Fransson Jacksonville, FL Latisha Gresham Hoschton, FL William Gridley Orlando, FL Cristine Jacobs Northport, FL Rose Loretto Jacksonville, FL Catherine & Larry McConnehead Savannah, GA George Ana Sawai McLaughlin Zephyrhills, FL Michael O’Connell Clearwater, FL Margaret Pinkard Orlando, FL Adai Quaye Columbia, SC Tonya Rutherford Columbia, SC Willie Schofield Smyrna, GA Karen Smith Charlotte, NC Jaqueline Warshaw Jacksonville, FL Jay Wilkerson Milwaukee, WI Fatima Williams Philadelphia, PA

OFFICIAL JAZZ

FESTIVAL STORE Find 2014 and vintage Jazz Festival merchandise, posters, VIP passes and more at the Official Jazz Festival Store, located at 315 Bay Street.

Commemorative Poster Sales

The official 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Festival poster was created by Michael O’Connell from Clearwater, Florida. He is a graduate of the Tampa Tech School Of Art and Design, Michael has over 25 years of experience in the design field and currently works for Sharpline Converting, the country’s leader of vinyl graphics. $40 signed and numbered by the artist (while supplies last) $25 for an unsigned copy

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MOCA Hemming Plaza Main Library

Monroe Street

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Forsyth Street

Main Street

Laura Street

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Groovin’ Stage

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Breezin’ Stage

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Jazz Fest After Dark 1904 Music Hall Burro Bar Dive Bar Downtown Cigar Lounge

The Jacksonville Landing

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

The Florida Theatre

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TOWN

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Please support the following sanctioned businesses during your timedowntown and take advantage of their specials and promotions during the festival. CELEB’S CORNER KITCHEN

MARK’S 315 East Bay Street • 904-355-5099

904-354-7747

Offering 15% discounts all week-end to all VIP Jazz Fest VIP badge/ticket holders.

$5 off two-topping large pizza $3 Bud Light drafts, wine and house liquor.

Dance floor and VIP bottle service is available. Music each night will feature a live DJ playing Top 40 dance music (10:00 pm-2:00am).

904-329-2892

736 A. Philip Randolph Blvd. 904-329 4677

Dinner service and after hours party from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. with live entertainment. Free secured and gated parking while available. Free admission for after-hours event for Jazz Festival goers and a 10% discount off purchases.

CHICAGO PIZZA AND SPORTS GRILLE

OLIO 301 E. Bay St. • 904-356-7100

CHAMBLIN’S UPTOWN BOOKSTORE AND CAFÉ 215 N. Laura St. Jacksonville, FL 32202 904-674 0868

Offering 15% discounts all week-end to all VIP Jazz Fest VIP badge/ticket holders.

Buy one corset, get half off. Visit store for discounts and give-aways.

Sunday, May 25 8 p.m. • Live music

We have a dance floor. No cover charge.

Offering $5 wells, drafts and wine.

Music will be multiple live bands each night as part of the ‘Jazz Fest After Dark’ (10 p.m. - 2 a.m.).

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DOWNTOWN CIGAR LOUNGE

904-346-8078

TSI, DISCOTHEQUE

Saturday, May 24 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. • Artis Tree Live @ Jazz Fest Urban Art and Music Showcase

DIVE BAR

DIPPER DANS FRUGAL DIVA BOUTIQUE

Friday, May 23 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. • Jazz Electro

331 East Bay Street 904-359-9090

$5 Margaritas $3 Draft Domestic beer

Entrée specials created daily. Acoustic jazz solo performances featured in the dining room.

333 East Bay St. • 904-868-3908

Café will feature a special for the Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Café will also feature a jazz open mic.

CINCO DE MAYO

904-379-7809

GREAT WRAPS 904-354-7876

10% off any meal

HAPPY LANDING

www.jacksonvillelanding.com $1 off draft beer $8 Double Tall Breezin’ Punch Music on the Breezin’ Stage.

HOOTERS

904-356-5400

KOJA SUSHI INC. 904-350-9911

Free dessert w/ purchase of 2 entrees.

11 North Ocean Street • 904-353-4411

AMERICAN GRILL

Cigars, craft beer, wine, cocktails & hookah specials. Live Jazz and live a DJ.

$5 specialty drink. 2 for $5 drafts.

904-654-4402

*Official Jazz Fest After Dark Venue

BENNY’S STEAK & SEAFOOD

Buy 2 olive oils and receive a free dip; buy 3 rubs and receive a free spice blend.

904-353-7522

Bennyssteakandseafood.com

VISIT JACKSONVILLE

208 N. Laura Street • (904) 798-9111 visitjacksonville.com

CALVIN’S CAJUN

Check out Roger Glover, The River City Music Man. He will be playing keyboard and singing soft Jazz music on both Saturday, May 24th and Sunday, May 25th, from 1–4 p.m. in the afternoon and 5–7 p.m. in the evening.

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904-591-2913

CHERISH COUTURE 904-322-8089

Jazz Festival patrons – 5% off merchandise Jazz VIP’s – 10% off merchandise.

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RIVER CITY GOURMENT

SAKKIO JAPAN 904-536-1690

10% off purchase.

THE ADRIAN PICKETT GALLERY www.Adrianpicket.com

50% commission orders for VIP holders; BOGO prints Live artist demos throughout the day.


AL JARREAU AL

Jarreau has little interest in boundaries or preconceived limitations. Since the mid1970s, this versatile singer has applied his distinctive and instantly recognizable vocal style – a unique combination of lyrical swing and captivating vocalese – to a broad spectrum of musical genres. With this eclectic approach, he has earned much success along the way – enough to position him as the only vocalist in history to claim Grammy Awards in the three distinct genres of jazz, pop and R&B. The most recent chapter in this journey is Al Jarreau and the Metropole Orkest— Live, a collection of the best performances from a two-night engagement at the Theater aan de Parade, located in Den Bosch, Netherlands. The recording finds Jarreau onstage with a 53-piece orchestra from Northern Europe whose collective expertise encompasses the best elements of classical music, American jazz and all the nuanced places in between. Al Jarreau and the Metropole Orkest—Live was released on June 29, 2012 and soon earned two Grammy nominations.

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AVERAGE WHITE BAND

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is widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. Though best known for their timeless instrumental megahit ’Pick Up the Pieces’ the band’s strength actually lay in their consistently accomplished song-writing, stretching across several gold selling albums and multi-grammy nominations for the legendary Atlantic Records. Somewhat incongruously, given their Scottish roots, the six piece took the influences of their R&B; heroes—people like Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Donny Hathaway

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and others—and developed their own ’authentic’ sound which was eagerly adopted by black audiences in the United States and elsewhere. While a good number of cuts—’Cut The Cake’ and ’Let’s Go Round Again’—became hit singles, many other album tracks, like ’Schoolboy Crush’ and ’Stop The Rain’ became much sampled grooves. Many more tunes, such as ’Cloudy’, and ’A Love Of Your Own’- amongst many othersstand alongside some of the finest soul ’album tracks’ ever recorded.

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The current line-up of the band—this time with noted United States recruits augmenting founder members Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre— continue to record and tour around the world to ongoing critical and audience acclaim. All this and more is perfectly illustrated in the band’s latest release is “Times Squared,” a thirteen track live CD recorded in New York City in March 2009.


DELFEAYO MARSALIS QUINTET Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor…” (Leonard Feather, Los Angeles Times), he is “…one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.” (Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner.) In January 2011, Delfeayo and the Marsalis family (father Ellis and brothers Branford, Wynton and Jason) earned the nation’s highest jazz honor – a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award. Born in New Orleans on July 28, 1965, Marsalis was destined to a life in music. “I remember my dad (Ellis Marsalis) playing piano at the house, and me laying underneath the piano as a child, listening to him play. After briefly trying bass and drums, in sixth grade I gravitated towards the trombone, which was an extension of my personality. Early on my influences and inspirations included J.J. Johnson, Curtis Fuller, Al Grey, Tyree Glenn and Tommy Dorsey.” Marsalis attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts high school, was classically trained at the Eastern Music Festival and Tanglewood Institute, and majored in both performance and audio production at the Berklee College of Music. About the time that he first started playing trombone, Marsalis was already greatly interested in the recording process. “When

I was in fifth or sixth grade, my brother Branford showed me how to create a feedback loop on a reel to reel machine. At that time there was a real need in the family for demo tapes. In fact I was recording Wynton when he was in high school. When I was in seventh grade, he challenged me to have his demo tape sound on the same level as Maurice Andre’s classical studio recordings. It was all trial

and error and I learned a great deal.” From the age of 17 until the present, Marsalis has produced over 100 recordings for major artists including Harry Connick, Jr, Marcus Roberts, Spike Lee, Terence Blanchard, Marcus Roberts, Adam Makowicz, Nicholas Payton, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the projects of Ellis, Branford and Wynton Marsalis.

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MARCUS JOHNSON

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An independent Billboardranked musician and NAACP Image Award-nominated jazz keyboardist and pianist, Marcus Johnson is also the CEO and Founder of FLO Brands, LLC and more recently FLO Wine, LLC. He has combined an eminently successful musical career with his love of wine by marrying the two in a unique endeavor. Over the last decade, Marcus Johnson has released 15 successful studio albums. On Pandora, Marcus receives 5.1 million spins per year with 2,000 new stations added each month, and his music receives a 74% “thumbs ups” rating verses an average of 56%. Johnson is the owner of a music label, Three Keys Music, and has emerged as one of the young lions of the “DIY” music world. His unique self-taught style of piano play has earned him distinction among his peers, praise from the media and accolades across the music industry. Marcus is on the cutting edge of ’Euro Jazz’ having formed JURIS, a musical collaboration with acclaimed Parisian DJ and producer Young Pulse. The duo quickly developed a name within the international music community, enjoying large-scale performances and preparing a Q3 release of their latest project entitled “Eiffel Tower.” Johnson’s FLO Brands, LLC,™ is aptly titled For the Love Of; LLC.™ FLO began as a musical

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publishing, production, and lifestyle branding company to house all of Johnson’s musical and entrepreneurial ventures. However the scope and reach of the company has expanded delving into winemaking, sourcing grapes and production in California. FLO Brands launched FLO Wines, LLC in March 2012. FLO Wine is capturing the taste buds of wine-lovers from California to South Carolina. To date retail partners in various states include Costco, Wal-Mart, Target, Whole Foods, Giant, Harris Teeter, Renaissance Hotels, Kroger, Aloft Hotels, Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, Farm Fresh, and Total Wine. As the owner and brand ambassador, a marketing initiative is currently underway

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with Johnson’s “Sips & Sounds” performances marrying music and wine “For the Love Of” concept. FLO Wine currently offers a FLO Red Californian Blend and a FLO California Chardonnay. As of July 2013 the company is launching its 2011 FLO California Moscato. A graduate of Howard University, Johnson went on to simultaneously earn both his MBA and Juris Doctorate degrees at Georgetown University. In 1995 during this demanding period at Georgetown, he also decided to independently produce and distribute his first jazz album, “Lessons in Love”, which sold more than 40,000 units, a major success for an unknown independent artist’s debut release. One year later, he released “Inter Alia”, with great acclaim.


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BRASS BAND The Stooges Brass Band is one of the elite brass bands in New Orleans. Whether performing in the streets of the Big Easy at a second line parade or at a festival or venue, the Stooges Brass Band consistently delivers a welcome blast of true New Orleans spirit. Since 1996, their high energy show has engaged audiences

with their innovative blend of traditional New Orleans brass sounds, contemporary jazz and hip-hop beats. Stooges Brass Band has shared the stage with: Ozomatli, Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli), Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Shemekia Copeland, Pedrito Martinez Group,

Galactic, Brownout, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Funky Meters, Jessica Simpson, and more. The Stooges Brass Band immerses crowds in a highenergy, cut-loose vibe that’s contemporary yet deeply rooted in the culturally rich musical legacy of New Orleans.

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UNIQUE

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kia Uwanda, a Singer, Actress, TV/Music Producer and Internet Radio Host from Jacksonville, Florida wears several hats in the Entertainment Industry. She recently played the role of Shug Avery in “The Color Purple” stage play produced by Stage Aurora and currently in another production of “The Color Purple” at The Alhambra Dinner Theatre as Church Lady Narene. Other lead roles include, but not limited to, Velma in “Crowns” and Lorrell in “Dreamgirls” at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida. Her vocal ability and experience has granted her the opportunity to sing for audiences locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. From being featured with the gospel jazz group, NOIZ, at the international launch of Davines Hair and Beauty Company in Parma, Italy to opening for Earth Wind & Fire along with C1 Jazz at the 2009 Black Expo Opening Concert, she has humbly wowed crowds with her melodic, sultry voice that ranges from first soprano to tenor. She sings a variety of music genres such as Jazz, Soul, R&B, Gospel and Classical. Currently, Akia Uwanda is working on her her debut album, A Brighter Side of Day.

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Unique Sound formed rather quickly with four local musician’s desire to offer something truly unique to Jacksonville’s escalating music scene. Their sound can be described as a soulful fusion from the band’s education and experiences in Jazz, Gospel, Classical and R&B music. With the youngest member of the band on drums, Devin Way is a true definition of a pocket drummer as he effortlessly locks in groves with bass player Elijah Roberson. Douglas Anderson graduate, Jawren Walton provides the band with a warm blend of his influences from John Coltrane and Kirk Whalum on tenor sax. Finally, Eric Wright’s classical music studies at the University of North Florida and musical experiences in church provide the band its jazz, gospel, and classical fusion sound on piano.


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rom the early age of 3, Linda Cole was constantly surrounded within her immediate and extended family by musical talent, participating regularly in her family group “The Singing Coles” in her hometown of Freeport, Illinois. Linda has now created a distinctly recognizable voice of her own, stemming from influences such as Carmen McRae, Betty Carter, Rosemary Clooney, and all the classic music of Motown. Perhaps one of her greatest inspirations comes from the most prestigious and well-known singer within her

family’s musical lineage: her father’s cousin, Nat King Cole. Linda met pianist Joshua Bowlus in 2008, and they have since been an unstoppable musical team working together regularly across the east coast. As an upand-coming jazz pianist, Bowlus has shared the stage with a variety of modern masters including such names as Wynton Marsalis, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Ulysses Owens, Yotam Silberstein, Barry Greene, Danny Gottlieb, and Bunky Green among others.

Linda Cole & The Joshua Bowlus Quartet play inventive arrangements of familiar standards, balancing the tradition of swing with a modern harmonic touch. The band members are comprised of: Linda Cole (vocals), Joshua Bowlus (piano), Alphonso Horne (trumpet), Billy Thornton (bass), and Ben Adkins (drums).

THE KATZ DOWNSTAIRZ Providing an unprecedented and unique sound that is an amalgamation of Jazz, Hip Hop, Neo Soul, Rock and Rhythm and Blues with an unmistakable Urban undertone, The Katz Downstairz are unrivaled on the city’s current music scene. Their “Live Basement Party” is one of the most highly anticipated and well attended ongoing events

in Downtown Jacksonville. Reminiscent of a “back in the day” type house party, the throwback style is both an appealing and refreshing breath of fresh air in a music scene long gone stale. The core members— Christopher “The Professor” White, Ernest “EDon” Jackson, Cearrow “CeCe” Muri, Ricardo “Ricky” Brown and Don “DG” Green—

have a wealth of musical training and foundation between them. Since emerging on the scene in the summer of 2011, The “Katz” have set themselves apart from the typical, run of the mill Jacksonville bands providing a “grown and sexy” yet fun reprieve for Jacksonville’s professional, career-minded, family oriented crowd.

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NOEL FREIDLINE

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Noel Freidline is a 1991 graduate of the University of North Florida, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Music (magna cum laude). A pianist, vocalist, writer and arranger, Noel has been the leader of his own group since 1991. The Noel Freidline Quintet

has released seven CD’s, their latest entitled “Live at the Jazz Corner”. With the NFQ, Freidline’s performance credits include the Montreux and Northsea Jazz Festivals, Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Nashville Summer Lights Festival, 13 appearances at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, a threeyear house band position at The Bellagio in Las Vegas, actress Julia Roberts’ surprise 35th birthday party, the Nevada Jazz Orchestra and regular performances with the Charlotte Symphony and Charlotte Philharmonic. He and his band have also appeared in the

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movies The Legend of Bagger Vance and Ocean’s Eleven. As a composer and arranger, Freidline has written and recorded music for ESPN, ABC and the Walt Disney Company, with his most recent work being featured on Monday Night Football and the NBA All-Star game. Noel is currently an adjunct lecturer in the music department at UNC Charlotte as well as the director of music at Davidson Day School, Davidson, NC.

The JU Jazz Combo I is comprised of some of the top scholarship recipients in the Jacksonville University Jazz Program, a few of whom already achieving honors and gaining professional recognition. Ranging from Music Performance majors to a Film Major, this eclectic group performs advanced repertoire and arrangements that balance tradition and modernity and represent the top jazz ensemble in the JU Music program. A recent jazz category winner at the 2009 IMA’s with his album “Holding Time”, John Ricci has been a performer, jazz educator and clinician in the North Florida area for over ten years. John received his Bachelors of Music in jazz studies at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, Masters of Music in jazz studies at Florida State University. He has performed with a myriad of notable artists, including Donald Brown, Julian Lage and recently Chris Potter, and has received many performance awards including a Downbeat Magazine award in 1995. He currently directs the jazz program at Jacksonville University.


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Joey DeFrancesco comes from a musical family. His Grandfather Joseph DeFrancesco (his name sake) was a reed man. And of course his father “Papa” John DeFrancesco is a fine jazz organist in his own right. At the age of 4 Joey began taking a strong interest in the organ. By the time he was five, he was playing Jimmy Smith songs verbatim. As the years went on his interest and love for the organ and music grew stronger. From the ages of 5-10 his father would bring him to his own gigs and let him sit in. At 10 years of age he began to play in a Band in Philadelphia, which featured legendary players Hank Mobley on Tenor Saxophone, and “Philly” Joe Jones on the Drums. At 16 he signed an exclusive recording contract with Columbia Records, releasing his first record “All

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Of Me” at 17. This record was single handedly responsible for the great resurgence of the Hammond sound in popular music. Also in his 17th year he was called on by the great Miles Davis to join his band, and toured all over Europe. It was at that time that Joey, inspired by Miles’s sound, picked up the trumpet & started playing. To this day, Joey continues to play the trumpet, very similar to the style of Miles. At 18, Joey began touring with his own quartet. At 22, John McLaughlin called him along with drummer Dennis Chambers, to form the group the “Free Spirits”. This band toured extensively for 4 years. Joey has been around the world and back dozens of times with his own trio, but also playing and recording with some of the greatest musicians in the world

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such as, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, David Sanborn, Arturo Sandoval, Frank Wess, Benny Golson, James Moody, Steve Gadd, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb, George Benson, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, and many more. He has won the Down Beat Critics and Readers poll ever year since 2002, as well as Jazz Journalist award, and countless others. In 2004 Joey was nominated for a Grammy for his record “Falling In Love Again”, and again in 2010 for his release titled “Never Can Say Goodbye”. Currently, Joey continues to tour with his own group, and tours with David Sanborn. Joey has played a key role in the development of his signature model organ, called Numa, by Studiologic.


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Kim Waters

Saxophonist, composer, producer and consummate hit-maker, Kim Waters has built a solid career giving his fans what they want, along the way garnering praise from critics and fans alike and becoming one of the top five bestselling instrumentalists in jazz. Kim Waters’ winning combination of sensitivity and brawn, intellect and emotion, coupled with his technique and soulfulness have made him one of the premier architects of Urban Smooth Jazz and a mainstay on Quiet Storm and contemporary jazz radio. Inspired by such jazz luminaries as Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, George Benson, Cannonball and Grover Washington, saxophonist Kim Waters was born into a musical family. The Maryland native picked up his first instrument, the violin, at the age of eight. Over the years, Kim Waters has been called on to perform with or open shows for the best including Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Phyllis Hyman, Teddy Riley and Guy, and Gerald Albright to name a few.

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Phil Perry

Phil Perry first came to the attention of music fans as the lead singer / writer of the Montclairs, with “Dreamin’s Out of Season” (1970) and “Begging’s Hard to Do” - a moderate hit in 1972. His bright, multi-octave range played a supporting role on dozens of albums by such artists as Leon Haywood, Anita Baker, Dave Koz, George Duke, Barbara Streisand, Roberta Flack. Johnny Mathis, Bill Withers, The Pointer Sisters, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Womack, and Wil Downing. Through eight strong solo albums highlighting both his ability to interpret classic songs as well as his own superb genius as a songwriter, he remains one of the most beloved and soul stirring artists of our time.

Maysa is the kind of singer who takes hold of a song and enraptures her audience in the palm of her hands, as she delivers lyrics, phrases, melodies and harmonies in a way that only she can. Blessed with an instantly identifiable honey-toned mezzosoprano and an undeniably brilliant and magnetic stage presence, Maysa’s alluring vocals, candor, humor and purity as an artist make her a rarity in this business. Having collaborated with everyone from Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan to Incognito and Angela Bofill, Maysa can hang with the best. It is no wonder she is the recipient of Soul Train’s “Soul Approved Underground Singer” Award. In 2013, the Baltimore native released her tenth recording as a leader and fifth for Shanachie Entertainment, Blue Velvet Soul.

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M.F. Production’s Latin Jazz All Stars are a phenomenal ensemble that features the current masters of Afro Cuban, Salsa, Brazilian, and Latin Jazz. Steve Turre, Chembo Corniel, Arturo O’Farrill, Pete Escovedo, Yunior Terry, Yosvany Terry, Diego Lopez & Mike Rodriguez take the stage as one unit to pay tribute to their old friend, Dave Valentin! Dave Valentin is a bona fide legend of Jazz, Pop & World music. He learned latin percussion as a teenager, and then switched to flute. Discovered by Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen, Valentin was the first artist signed to GRP. Dave recorded over 25 albums combining the influence of pop, R&B and Brazilian music with Latin jazz to create a slick and accessible form of crossover

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jazz. In 2003 he won a Grammy and in 2006 was a nominated for a Latin Grammy Award. Dave Valentin suffered a stroke in 2012 and has slowed down a bit but is still considered to be one of the world’s greatest flautist and a music icon. Trombonist and SNL band veteran, Steve Turre has has consistently won both the Readers’ and Critics’ polls in JazzTimes, Downbeat, and Jazziz for Best Trombone and for Best Miscellaneous Instrumentalist (shells). Pete Escovedo has had a exciting career as one of the nation’s top percussionist. As a member of the Escovedo Brothers Latin Jazz Band; Pete bedazzled audiences and stitched his name into the tapestry of “Modern Latin Jazz”.

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Pianist, Arturo O’Farrill created the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra in 2002. He and the orchestra earned a Grammy nomination in 2006 and a Grammy award in 2009. In February 2011, Mr. O’Farrill and the ALJO released, “40 Acres and a Burro”, which was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. Mr. O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra are always in demand! Conga player, Chembo Corniel divides his performance time between his two musical loves: Latin jazz and “old-fashioned salsa that swings.” He made waves in 2010 garnering a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album, for “Things I Wanted To Do”. Yunior Terry is a bassist’s bassist! He was born in Camaguey, Cuba and is the youngest son of Cuba’s famous Terry family. After studying with Charlie Haden, Rajeev Taranath and Alfred Ladzekpo he moved to New York City where he became one of the premier bassist for Latin, Afro Cuban & World music. Diego Lopez began playing Drums at age 11. By age 15, he was working professionally. In 2000, he established himself on New York’s music scene. He has worked and toured with many artists including Hilton Ruiz, Paquito D’ Rivera, Giovanni Hidalgo and Gato Barbieri. M.F. Production’s Latin Jazz All Stars is a musical extravaganza that will have you up and dancing!


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In the 19 years since Paul Taylor first got On The Horn with his hit debut album, he’s enjoyed an extraordinary journey in the contemporary urban jazz MARION world. The key to the charismatic MEADOWS saxophonist’s success? Beyond For multi-talented saxophonist and consummate those instantly identifiable sax creative spirit Marion Meadows, the allure of music tones, infectious melodies, cutting was never too far. The charismatic, strikingly handsome, edge production, and dynamic live eloquent and debonair musician, who happens to performances, it’s one thing: Tenacity moonlight as a brilliant digital designer/photographer, —the perfect title for his latest recording and semi-professional cyclist originally had aspirations to on Peak Records. become a veterinarian. From the start of his recording Hailing from West Virgina and raised in Stamford, career, Taylor has created his ever cool CT, Marion Meadows began his musical endeavors deeply soulful and rhythmic trip-hop at age eight, studying clarinet. At age 15, after hearing influenced sound by working with some iconic saxophone masters like Sidney Bechet, Coleman of urban jazz and R&B’s top producers, Hawkins, Johnny Hodges and Stanley Turrentine, Marion including Rex Rideout, Barry J. Eastmond Meadows’ switch to saxophone was imminent. and The Heavyweights. With a clear trajectory in sight, the stars aligned for Over the past few years, Taylor has Meadows one evening at Grand Central Station, when his been part of two of the genre’s biggest saxophone was mysteriously overheard reverberating through summer tours, Gentlemen of the Night the Big Apple’s oldest railway. Emmy-winning TV composer (with Marion Meadows and Warren Hill) Jay Chattaway (Star Trek fame) was so enchanted that he and Sax and the City (with Meadows and introduced Marion Meadows to Grammy-winning pianist, Vincent Ingala). producer and label owner Bob James, who helped Meadows With the 20th anniversary of his recording to launch his career as a solo artist. Close to 25 years later, debut coming up next year, Taylor remains scores of sold out shows, twelve critically heralded albums, a fresh and vital, forward thinking force in a string of radio hits and collaborations with luminaries like contemporary urban jazz. Talent and vision are Stevie Wonder, Eartha Kitt, The Temptations, George Benson a given, but sometimes those things fade. It’s and Norman Connors, Meadows is not through yet. his Tenacity that’s made the difference.

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Traces of Blue, formerly known as Afro Blue Vocal Band, is an a cappella group of 10 singers. Representing a class at Howard University, of which all of the members are current or former students, the group was a contender on the third season of NBC’s hit a cappella competition show “The Sing-Off” where they

placed 4th in the competition under the name Afro Blue. Since their successful run on the show, these fine musicians have resolved to continue sharing their gifts with the world by becoming a professional ensemble. Their musical style, which is based in jazz, has allowed them to lend their signature sound to

genres such as jazz, r&b, gospel, pop, hip-hop, funk, and many others. Whether dishing out a jazz standard in their dazzlingly reminiscent fashion or putting a flavorful spin on a modern hit, TOB provides quality music through its adventurous arrangements with charisma and charm to spare.

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Establishing themselves in the contemporary jazz world over the past few years, TIZER has spurred comparisons of a modern twist to the 70s and early 80s heyday of jazz fusion, when trailblazing ensembles like Return To Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather Report set the aesthetic standard. Truly embodying the title and spirit of his 2007 solo album Diversify, Lao assembled a group of veteran world-class musicians to create a dynamic rich with new melodic, harmonic and improvisational possibilities. Over the past few years, TIZER—a 2011 nominee for “Jazz Group of the Year”—has taken their multi-faceted world fusion vibe around the globe, galvanizing thousands at events including the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, the Joy of Jazz Festival in Johannesburg, the Dubai Jazz Festival, Barbados Jazz Festival, the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival and the Festival International Providencia Jazz in Santiago, Chile. Those who haven’t yet experienced TIZER’s intensity, expansive arrangements and exciting soloing in concert got the next best thing with the group’s 2010 debut release TIZER Live, which captured the vibrant interaction of what Lao calls “the ultimate cultural and musical melting pot”; ItalianAmerican New Yorker Minucci, African American violin great Karen Briggs and Cuban born drummer/ percussionist Raul Pineda, in addition to Kollman, multi-instrumentalist Steve Nieves and Lao himself, who grew up in Boulder, Colorado. Bassist Rufus Philpot, who joined TIZER after that recording, hails from London.

Karen Briggs

Born in New York City, briefly lived in Englewood, New Jersey and was later schooled and raised in Portsmouth, VA. In 1974, Karen stumbled upon learning to play violin in a public school classroom setting. It all began two months before her 12th birthday. Throughout her career Karen has performed everywhere from Amateur Night at the Apollo to the Carnegie Hall to the Oprah Winfrey show with Diana Ross. Karen’s inclusion in various genres of music and artists continues to diversify . She has performed with the likes of Ledisi , Loose Ends, The Hopeville Tour/ DVD with Donnie McClurkin , Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary. Mike Phillips, Wynton Marsalis, Benisi, Wu Tang Clan and Hidden Beach’s Unwrapped Series, Keb Mo, Tizer, Chieli Minnucci & Special Efx and others. She has also performed as a featured artist, with her own band, to sold out audiences at the Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Festival held at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and music festivals in America, Barbados and Mexico. In between sessions and live guest appearances, a long awaited independent solo project called, “The Soulchestral Groove”, features her in her own light also as a composer/arranger.

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JB SCOTT’S SWINGIN’ ALLSTARS

Always a popular group, JB Scott’s Swingin’ Allstars brings a taste of New Orleans Mardi Gras to the Jacksonville Jazz Festival. This high level group of pros is dedicated to the playing of New Orleans/ Chicago Swing style Dixieland Jazz in a highly entertaining, musical, and spirited fashion! Led by the flamboyant, virtuoso trumpeter, JB Scott, a former musical director of the world famous New

Orleans group, the Dukes of Dixieland, the ’allstars’ also features legendary trombonist, Dave Steinmeyer, former band leader of the renowned D.C. Glenn Miller founded big band for the Air Force, the Airmen of Note, popular clarinetist Jim Snyder, also a past Dukes of Dixieland group member, 5 time Downbeat Magazine award winning vocalist Lisa Kelly, inducted into the 2013 Jacksonville Jazz Festival “Hall of Fame” and very well-known for her rich, smooth tone and swinging delivery of lyric, the unique story telling vocal styling of versatile banjo/guitarist Ken Calhoun, established bassist John Chapman, and hard swingin,’ versatile drummer Eric Mason, JB Scott’s Swingin’ Allstars has a broad, versatile repertoire that includes tributes to the classics from the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940’s to well-penned original songs; from the style of Louis Armstrong’s Allstars, New Orleans Traditional, Chicago Style, and even a bit of Big Band Swing.

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THE GARY STARLING GROUP FEATURING RUSSELL GEORGE As Artist in Residence at Jacksonville University, guitarist Gary Starling has taught hundreds of aspiring musicians. He has performed with jazz legends Eddie Harris, Nat Adderley and Ben Tucker as well as Joshua Breakstone, Carla White, Jim Snidero, Irene Reid and others. He has had the honor of playing with performers such as Bob Hope, Diahann Carroll, Rita Moreno, Empire Brass Quintet, Skitch Henderson, the Jacksonville Symphony Pops Orchestra, and a live performance on Public Radio’s “Whad’ya Know”. Starling has recorded two

CDs with award-winning singer/ violinist Rebecca Zapen. Since forming his own band in 1987, Starling has performed at jazz clubs, jazz societies, schools and festivals throughout the southeast in addition to myriad private engagements. Starling spent the late 1960s and 1970s on the road as a working musician with organist, Doug Carn (Black Jazz records) and Clarence Palmer (organist for George Benson and Grant Green). Starling studied at Georgia State University, Dick Grove Music Workshop in Los Angeles, and privately with jazz guitar master Joe Pass. Additionally, he has had

informal encounters/lessons with many guitarists over the years: Wes Montgomery, Barney Kessel, Larry Coryell, George Benson, John McGlaughlin, Eric Gale, Peter Bernstein, Howard Alden and others. Gary Starling continues his work as musician, teacher and ardent proponent of jazz, one of America’s truly original creations.

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JAX JAZZ

COLLECTIVE The Jax Jazz Collective, which consists of some of the finest jazz musicians based in Jacksonville, Florida, first came together in 2012. Pianist Joshua Bowlus

remembers: “Most of us had played together previously and we wanted to create a group that we felt was representative of our diverse musical experiences and

of jazz in Jacksonville in general. Our goal is to perform unique arrangements of standards, paying respect to the tradition while also playing the music in a different and modern way.” The collective is influenced and inspired by such well-respected straight ahead jazz groups as Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, the SF Jazz Collective and the Roy Hargrove Quintet as well as modern groove-based fusion groups such as Snarky Puppy and Kneebody. The band members are Mike Emmert (alto sax), Juan Rollan (tenor sax), Ray Callender (trumpet), Joshua Bowlus (piano and Fender Rhodes), Stan Piper (bass), and John Lumpkin II (drums).

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Consistency and determination define Tropic Of Cancer. Since its creation in early 2000, TOC has been making its mark. In early 2000, local musician and concert promoter Jason Lewis was looking for an outlet for his musical ideas. Having worked for years in the local music scene he knew all the various players. He called on well-known area musicians Colin Westcott, a prolific drummer, and the late Brian Hicks, a versatile saxophonist and multiinstrumentalist. They began rehearsing and writing songs, eventually developing a sound

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and style derived from a variety of musical influences, including Jazz, Reggae, Samba and African rhythms. They chose the name Tropic of Cancer since much of their inspiration came from the warm latitudes of Jamaica, West Africa, India, the Middle East and Latin America. It wasn’t long before they were a fixture on the North Florida music scene and their “New World Lounge” sound was garnering interest from music fans as well as other area musicians. The shows became events, featuring the core members and often including a talented

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cast of local musicians who would join them on stage. Each show was unique and exciting, revealing new sounds and flavors culminating 2012 with the band’s 10th anniversary show in front of a packed house. Many who had played with them over the years sat in creating a blazing showcase of the best musicians in Jacksonville.


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MUSIQ

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Philadelphia native Taalib Johnson a.k.a Musiq Soulchild, is a soul artist whose unique style blends R&B, Soul, Funk, Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Hip Hop, creating a sound unlike any other. “I consider myself a soul artist because it encompasses all genres of music!” Musiq states “I like to make music that means something to people, nowadays there are so many categories and labels, I just wanna make music that matters!”

Musiq is the eldest of nine children. When Musiq was 17 he left home to live life on his own terms, finding himself having to depend on the kindness of friends, and sometimes strangers, as he struggled with everyday survival. It was during that time Musiq started to build a reputation for being musically gifted, beat boxing for MC’s, free styling on the open mic circuit, scatting at a jazz club, or just performing a cappella in the streets of Philadelphia, which is where he got the name “Musiq” and later he added “Soulchild” which is intended to respect and represent the legacy and traditions of past great soul stars. Musiq was introduced to the world in 2000 with his platinum debut album, Aijuswanaseing (I Just Want to Sing), which included the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop single, “Just Friends”. Musiq’s second single, “Love”, spent 22 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and has been described by many as a classic. Musiq Soulchild has had 2 platinum albums, 2 gold albums and 7 hit singles. He has received awards from Billboard, BET, ASCAP, BMI, and Soul Train. Musiq has also earned award nominations from MTV, American Music Awards, NAACP, and 9 Grammy nominations, including 3 for his 2007 album Luvanmusiq. Besides being a successful recording artist, Musiq is notable for his creative and unique way of titling his albums and songs. In addition to being a platinum selling artist, Musiq has garnered TV and print ads from Mc Donald’s, GAP, Coca Cola, Levi Strauss, and Nike. All of this talent, hard work, and determination have allowed Musiq to flourish into one of the few R&B soulful artists that still exist.

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J A Z Z C O N C E R T While many artists spend a lifetime chasing “international status,” classically trained singersongwriter-musician Sebastian Mikael is already starting his career where others can only hope to finish. Born in Sweden to

a Swedish father and Ethiopian mother, Sebastian Mikael— formerly known as De-Lor (which is French for “of gold”)—was raised in a diverse household that was enriched by music. What started off as a childhood hobby soon snowballed into an adolescent obsession that led to him picking up the guitar and mimicking the sounds he heard on the radio. “Last Night” feat. Wale is B:7.5” Sebastian’s 1st single off of his T:7.5” hotly anticipated forthcoming full-

length debut album “Speechless”— due out June 24th. With just a handful of years experience as a musician, Sebastian Mikael is already skilled at meshing elements of rock, R&B, and pop into one cohesive package, held together by his unique acoustic guitar playing. “I feel like my music truly has something to say,” he says. “When people hear my music, I want them to relate. The way my music makes me feel inside is usually the same way people feel when they hear it.”

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