• RED BARRAT at Hemming Park

    Oct 3: Indian Punjabi rhythms fused with the brass sounds of traditional India. Presented by the Riverside Fine Arts Series at Hemming Park.


    Nov 13 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall


    Nov 21: Revitalized New Orleans brass band tradition and R&B


    Dec 22: It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to celebrate the holiday season than with international singing sensation The Ten Tenors!

Performing Arts Guide: Jazz, Tributes, Revues & Concerts

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Twice a year EU compiles all the performing arts events happening in the area and presents them to our readers in an easy to read list. Here we have the Jazz, Tributes, Revues & Concert events that will be on Jacksonville stages from September 2015 to January 2016. We will have a new list in February 2016. We also have listings of TheatreDance, Comedy, Family, Classical Music, and Opera. Make your plans and enjoy the show! 

Sept 5 PONCHO SANCHEZ For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straight-ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources. Ritz Theatre | MORE INFO

Sept 9 DOYLE BRAMHILL II As one of the most distinctive vocalists, guitarists, composers and producers in contemporary music, Bramhall has collaborated with such as artists as Sheryl Crow, Tedeschi Trucks, Elton John, ?uestlove, Gary Clark Jr., Erykah Badu, Gregg Allman, Robert Randolph, T-Bone Burnett, Meshell Ndegeocello, Dr. John and many others. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall | MORE INFO

Sept 13 ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA  The son of legendary Frank Zappa plays a long, ambitious set of Zappa favorites and obscure gems and holds a master class (Dweezilla On The Road: Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass) for fans who want to learn the techniques from the son of Frank Zappa. Dweezilla On The Road features Dweezil previewing some of the guitar concepts he teaches at his music camp in a special On The Road class which takes place four hours before doors open. Class tickets sold separately. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall | MORE INFO

Sept 25 BONEY JAMES LIVE Four-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling saxophonist Boney James fuses his love for vintage soul with mastery of modern production. Florida Theatre | MORE INFO

Sept 25 AN EVENING WITH DELBERT MCCLINTON & HIS BAND Delbert McClinton is a legend among Texas roots music aficionados and an international star in the realms of blues and traditional country music, cross-pollinating the genres into his own unique sound.  Ponte Vedra Concert Hall | MORE INFO

Sept 30 HOUNDMOUTH/BASIA BULAT Houndmouth has earned a reputation as a must-see act, for their hooks, energy and charisma with Toronto singer-songwriter Basia Bulat. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall | MORE INFO

Oct 2 DONAL FOX Internationally acclaimed as a composer, pianist, and improviser Fox expertly fuses jazz, Afro-Latin and classical idioms into intricate new works and electrifying performances. He de- and reconstructs Bach, Piazzolla, Schumann, Monk, Schoenberg and more, adding propulsive grooves and using composed themes as springboards for glorious improvisational flights that blend baroque with bebop, twelve-tone techniques with twelve-bar blues. Beaches Fine ArtsSt. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church | MORE INFO

Oct 3 BOOKER T. JONES He helped set the cast for modern soul music with classic Stax hits like ‘Green Onions,’ ‘Hang ‘Em High,’ ‘Time Is Tight,’ and ‘Melting Pot.’ The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient pushed the music’s boundaries, refined it to its essence and then injected it into the nation’s bloodstream. Ritz Theatre | MORE INFO

Oct 3 RED BARRAT Indian Punjabi rhythms fused with the brass sounds of traditional India. Presented by the Riverside Fine Arts SeriesHemming Park | MORE INFO

Oct 10 RANDY WESTON’S AFRICAN RHYTHMS After contributing six decades of musical direction and genius, Weston remains one of the world’s foremost pianists and composers today, a true innovator and visionary. Weston has never failed to make the connections between African and American music. Ritz Theatre | MORE INFO

Oct 16 CHRIS TOMLIN Among the most well-known and influential artists in contemporary Christian music. Chris Tomlin will be joined by special guest, Rend Collective. Jacksonville Memorial Arena | MORE INFO

Oct 16 THE MUSIC OF NAT KING COLE Denzal Sinclaire, straight from his starring role in Unforgettable, the musical of Nat King Cole’s life, joins the Symphony for a concert of the great singer’s hits. Times-Union Center for the Arts | MORE INFO

Oct 22 ANAIS MITCHELL Singer, songwriter and storyteller. Riverside Fine Arts Series | MORE INFO

Nov 4 BOZ SCAGGS The Grammy Award-winning vocalist, platinum-selling legend, guitarist and songwriter live in concert! The music legend and his band will perform a full evening of Scaggs’ hits ranging from ‘Lowdown’ and ‘Lido Shuffle,’ to cuts from his new album, A Fool to Care. Thrasher Horne Center | MORE INFO

Nov 6 CALMUS The ensemble has forged a refined sound which few groups achieve with a wide range of sound colors. Their varied and imaginative programs are praised time and again. Beaches Fine Arts Series | St. John’s Cathedral | MORE INFO


Nov 6 GARDEN CONCERT: TOMBOI Don’t miss a unique opportunity to see Tomboi live in the Cummer Gardens for an evening of psychedelic pop vocals, driving guitar leads, and a combination of live and electronic beats. Grab a blanket, a little nosh, and your favorite adult beverage, then head to the picturesque gardens to hear this all-female, indie-electronic band under the stars. For inclement weather, this event will be moved indoors. Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens | MORE INFO

Nov 6 & 7 HOLLYWOOD EPICS Michael Krajewski, conductor. The biggest blockbuster films in cinematic history are often linked with powerful music that defines a particular moment in our lives. Immerse yourself in the scores of some of the most popular films of all time, including Ben Hur, Titanic, Gone with the Wind and Star WarsTimes-Union Center for the Arts | MORE INFO

Nov 13 JAKE SHIMABUKURO  Ponte Vedra Concert Hall | MORE INFO

Nov 14 KRISTIN CHENOWITH The Coming Home Tour comes to the Times-Union Center for the Arts | MORE INFO

Nov 15 MINNEAPOLIS GUITAR QUARTET The EMMA Concert Association presents the distinctive and imaginative quartet. EMMA Concert Association | Flagler College Lewis Auditorium | MORE INFO

Nov 21 DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND  The Dirty Dozen Brass Band successfully mixed together R&B with the instrumentation of a New Orleans brass band. Featuring Kirk Joseph on sousaphone playing with the agility of an electric bassist, the group revitalized the brass band tradition, opening up the repertoire and inspiring some younger groups to imitate its boldness. Ritz Theatre | MORE INFO

Nov 28 SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX Reworking contemporary pop hits in the styles of jazz, ragtime and swing, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox’s popularity soared with their doo-wop cover of Miley Cyrus’ ‘We Can’t Stop.’ Florida Theatre | MORE INFO

Dec 1 DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS CHRISTMAS TOUR Dave Koz Christmas Tour features the multi-Grammy-nominee saxophonist extraordinaire, with special guests Jonathan Butler, Dutch saxophone star Candy Dulfer and the legendary Bill Medley, who co-founded The Righteous Brothers. Together, these four musicians will put fresh spins on holiday classics as well as other selections that beautifully capture the spirit of the season. Florida Theatre | MORE INFO

Dec 5 NICHOLAS PAYTON TRIO Trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Nicholas Payton was raised in New Orleans where he followed in the footsteps of Buddy BoldenLouis ArmstrongAl Hirt, and of course, Wynton Marsalis Ritz Theatre | MORE INFO

Dec 5 JULIEN LABRO/SPEKTRAL QUARTET Accordion and bandoneon player Labro performs in classical and jazz genres with the renowned chamber ensemble. Riverside Fine Arts Series | MORE INFO

Dec 17 BOWZER’S ROCK ‘N ROLL HOLIDAY PARTY  Best known as the gangly, slender-armed greaser from the 1950s band Sha Na Na. Joining Bowzer on stage this holiday season are Jay Seigel’s Tokens, known for their  songs ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ and ‘He’s in Town,’ and  Freddy Boom Boom Cannon, best known for his hit songs ’Palisades Park,’ and ‘Tallahassee Lassie.’  Florida Theatre | MORE INFO

Dec 22 TEN TENORS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to celebrate the holiday season than with international singing sensation The Ten Tenors! With soaring versions of Joy to the World, Sleigh Ride, White Christmas, Amazing Grace, Winter Wonderland, Feliz Navidad and more, Home for the Holidays is a magical experience for the whole family. Florida Theatre | MORE INFO

Jan 8 CALIDORE STRING QUARTET Virtuosos of chamber music Riverside Fine Arts Series | MORE INFO

The Temptations and The Four Tops

Jan 21 THE TEMPTATIONS & THE FOUR TOPS Motown artists, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Members and Grammy Lifetime Achievement-winners The Temptations and The Four Tops together on one stage! The Temptations 44 Billboard Top 10 hits include: ‘My Girl,’ ‘Ain’t Too Proud,’ ‘Papa Was a Rolling Stone’ and ‘I Can’t Get Next to You.’ The Temptations include original member Otis Williams. Florida Theatre | MORE INFO

Jan 31 JOHNNY MATHIS 60TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR  Best-known for his supremely popular hits like ‘Chances Are,’ ‘It’s Not For Me To Say,’ and ‘Misty,’ Johnny Mathis has recorded more than 80 albums, six Christmas albums and has sold millions of records worldwide. Florida Theatre | MORE INFO

Feb 3 YANNI Yanni’s World Tour continues with an all new show for 2016 with his world-renowned orchestra performing audience favorites from throughout his career as well as newly reworked arrangements of the classics. Times-Union Center for the Arts | FSCJ Artist Series | MORE INFO


Feb 5 WHO’S BAD: THE ULTIMATE MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE This power-packed performance of Michael Jackson’s expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. Florida Theatre | MORE INFO

Feb 10 ALAN PARSONS PROJECT This 11-time Grammy nominee will perform his greatest hits such as ’Sirius,’ ‘Eye In The Sky’ and ‘I Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You’ with the Jacksonville Rock Symphony. Florida Theatre | MORE INFO

Feb 19-20 BABY BOOMERS – The music of the baby boomers was among the most varied ever. From Elvis to Dylan. The Beatles to Aretha. The Jackson 5 to Buffalo Springfield. Relive those great days with the Symphony and guest vocalists.Times-Union Center for the Arts | MORE INFO