Jazz Festival Entertainment Schedule


Thursday, May 21 at 7 pm

The Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition
The Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition has been a Jacksonville tradition for more than 20 years. Five finalists, chosen by a selection committee through “blind” judging, will compete for the honor of this award. The first-place winner will receive a prize of $3,500 and will perform at the 2009 Jacksonville Jazz Festival on Saturday, May 23, at the Landing stage. General admission ticket prices for the competition are $10 plus applicable service charges. Tickets may be purchased at The Florida Theatre Box Office in person or by calling (904) 355-2787 (ARTS). The Florida Theatre Box Office is open daily from 9 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday. The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St.

Friday, May 22, Festival hours 5-10 pm

Swingin’ Stage – Corner of Forsyth and Laura Streets
5 pm Warren Hill
6:30 pm The Dave Brubeck Quartet with the St. Johns River City Band
8:30 pm Dr. John and the Lower 911

Breezin’ Stage- The Jacksonville Landing
5 pm Simone
6:30 pm Stanley Clarke Trio with Hiromi and Lenny White
8:30 pm Boney James
10:30 pm B.B. King Blues Club All Star Band

Groovin’ Stage- Hemming Plaza

5 pm Gary Starling Group
6:30 pm The Jeff Sipe Trio featuring Neal Fountain and Mike Seal
8:30 pm Noel Freidline Quintet

Old Church- Snyder Memorial Church on Laura Street
(Space is limited in this venue.)
6 pm Jacksonville Jazz Festival Hall of Fame Jazz Band featuring Von Barlow, Longineu Parsons, Bill Prince, Teddy Washington, with special guest hall of fame member and former piano competition winner Marcus Roberts.
8 pm Ya’ Gozo’ Latin Jazz Band


Saturday, May 22, Festival Hours 11 am-11 pm

10 pm – 2 am ‘Round Midnight Jazz Jam Hosted by The Kelly-Scott Jazz Quintet, featuring JB Scott, Lisa Kelly Dennis Marks, John Lumpkin, and Joshua Bowlus
Witness as the young and young-at-heart join for a jam session like no other. This mix of talented artists is a must-see experience to keep the sounds of jazz running into the early morning hours. Musicians of all ages are encouraged to bring their instruments and participate. Omni Jacksonville Hotel (official Host Hotel of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival), 245 Water St. Free admission

Swingin’ Stage – Corner of Forsyth and Laura streets
11:30 am Celebration of Lionel Hampton featuring Jason Marsalis, Candido, Curtis Fuller, Slide Hampton, Jacey Falk, Terrell Stafford, Red Holloway, and Teodross Avery
1:30 pm Aaron Parks
3:30 pm Jazz Attack featuring Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, and Richard Elliot
5:30 pm Joe Sample & Randy Crawford
7:30 pm Remembering the Miles Davis Classic Kind of Blue @ 50: Jimmy Cobb’s So What Band featuring Terell Stafford, Vincent Herring, Javon Jackson, Larry Willis and Buster Williams
9:30 pm Roberta Flack

Breezin’ Stage-The Jacksonville Landing
11:30 am Piano Competition Winner
1:30 pm Generation Next Youth Talent Competition
4 pm Lao Tizer Band featuring Chieli Minucci and Karen Briggs
5:30 pm Generation Next Youth Talent Competition Finals
7:30 pm Marcus Roberts Trio featuring Jason Marsalis and Rodney Jordan
9:30 pm Latin Jazz All Stars featuring Ray Vega, Steve Turre, Dave Valentin, Yunior Terry, Edy Martinez, Pete Escovedo, Chembo Corneil, and Diego Lopez
11:30 pm Spam All Stars

Groovin’ Stage-Hemming Plaza
Noon Open
1:30 pm Open
3:30 pm Bill Hart
5:30 pm J.D. Daniel
7:30 pm Navy Band Southeast’s Jazz Ensemble, Orion

Old Church -Snyder Memorial Church on Laura Street
(Space is limited in this venue.)
1 pm “This Joint is Jumpin” Jazz and Soul Revue
2:30 pm “This Joint is Jumpin” Jazz and Soul Revue
4 pm “This Joint is Jumpin” Jazz and Soul Revue
5:30 pm “This Joint is Jumpin” Jazz and Soul Revue
8 pm Sasha Dobson

Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
(Terry Theater)
2 pm Feature presentation of the film CHOPS, a documentary about musicians from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
3:30 pm Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Big Band
7 pm Second showing CHOPS

Sunday, May 24, Festival Hours 11 am-6 pm

Swingin’ Stage – Corner of Forsyth and Laura Streets
Noon Mindi Abair
2:30 pm Preservation Hall Jazz Band
4:30 pm Chris Botti

Breezin’ Stage- The Jacksonville Landing

12:30 pm Vivian Green
2:30 pm Bill Frisell’s 858 Quartet featuring Eyvind Kang, Hank Roberts and Jenny Scheinman
4:30 pm Guitars & Saxes featuring Euge Groove, Jeff Golub, Jeff Lober and Jessy J.

Groovin’ Stage- Hemming Plaza

Noon Dot Wilder Jazz Quartet
2 pm BayStreet Blues
4 pm J.B. Scott’s Swingin’ Allstars

Old Church-Snyder Memorial Church on Laura Street, space is limited in this venue
11:30 a.m. Sacred Jazz featuring the Noel Freidline Quintet and the Jacksonville Mass Choir

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