Jacksonville Jazz Festival

Enjoy Jazz Festival Weekend on the Jacksonville Music Experience from WJCT

Programming From Local and International Jazz Artists across TV, Radio, Streaming and Social Platforms Over Memorial Day Weekend WJCT will feature Jazz Festival Weekend on the Jacksonville Music Experience (JME), which will run through Memorial Day Weekend (May 21-24, 2020), the traditional dates of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jazz Festival Weekend will feature music from some of the biggest names in jazz across WJCT’s television, radio and online platforms. The virtual event will kick off with “Music Thursdays” on WJCT-TV, with programming that showcases performances by a roster of international jazz giants …

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Memorial Day Weekend Tradition, Jacksonville Jazz Festival Features Big Names, Festival Veterans and Young, Emerging Artists

Jacksonville Jazz Festival , City of Jacksonville, Florida

Downtown Jacksonville does more than just set the stage for the . It becomes the stage! A Memorial Day weekend tradition, the 39th annual Jacksonville Jazz Festival features a lineup of big names, festival veterans and young, emerging artists on two stages at the courthouse lawn and . The legendary Gladys Knight is the 2019 festival headliner. Other artists include Brian Culbertson, Monty Alexander, The Noel Freidline Quartet with Maria Howell, Ledisi, Kirk Whalum, Jazmin Ghent, Moonchild, Avery Sunshine, Alfredo Rodriguez, Terence Blanchard & the E Collective, Camila Meza Quartet, Norman Brown, Greg Adams & East Bay Soul, Amina Scott, …

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A JAZZ FEST SO NICE, IT’S FEATURED TWICE: New Poster Design by Jeff Whipple

Historic Posters Feature Artist and Fan Since 1980, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival has presented itself each year with striking visual imagery through the event’s official poster. Throughout the years, talented local artists have contributed their unique touch to what has become a much anticipated and collectible piece of art. This year, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival is proud to feature two poster designs created by local artist . A rarity compared to previous years, the 2018 posters pay homage to the jazz performer and fan. Each piece of art incorporates Whipples’s distinctive and highly recognized three-line motif. “I use three lines …

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Jacksonville Jazz Fest After Dark 2018 Schedule

Presented by the Downtown Investment Authority, Jazz Fest After Dark, in partnership with the City of Jacksonville and Downtown Vision, Jazz Fest After Dark returns to Downtown Jacksonville this Friday and Saturday. Building on early success and positive feedback, the event extends the experience for festival goers and introduces them to ’s vibrant nightlife options. Jazz Fest After Dark boasts twelve official host venues with more than twenty acts. Live music will begin at 6 p.m. at certain locations and run until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Entry is free. “We started Jazz Fest After Dark because we wanted to give Jazz Fest attendees a reason to stay …

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Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2018: May 24-27 Schedule & Map

THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND Jazz fans will have a new view to elevate their experience at this year’s Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Held May 24-27 in downtown Jacksonville, the event provides a stage where new, emerging artists can come together with legendary names in jazz. Performers including headliners Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, who will close out the four-day festival Sunday, will perform on the festival’s main stage which has relocated for the first time to the Duval County Courthouse lawn. As Special Events Manager of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Brent Fine says this new venue offers lush accommodations with views …

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The 2017 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Swings Thru Downtown May 25-27

Jon Batiste, City of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Photo by Brandi Hill

When tradition is used as a guidebook, it leaves space for change and limitless growth potential. The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is a Memorial Day tradition that continues to evolve with the changing face of the Downtown area. As one of the largest jazz festivals in the country, the 2017 brings the city streets to life May 25-27 with a vibrant street festival atmosphere. Experience the thrill of live music on three stages, local food, art, the Jazz Marketplace, and more, throughout 15 blocks of . This year, the Jazz Festival lineup include such legendary artists as , Chick Corea Trio, …

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The 2017 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Swings Thru Downtown May 25-27

Jon Batiste, City of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Photo by Brandi Hill

When tradition is used as a guidebook, it leaves space for change and limitless growth potential. The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is a Memorial Day tradition that continues to evolve with the changing face of the Downtown area. As one of the largest jazz festivals in the country, the 2017 brings the city streets to life May 25-27 with a vibrant street festival atmosphere. Experience the thrill of live music on three stages, local food, art, the Jazz Marketplace, and more, throughout 15 blocks of . This year, the Jazz Festival lineup include such legendary artists as , Chick Corea Trio, …

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A Band in Command! The Commodores headline the 2017 Jacksonville Jazz Festival

Growing up on the northwest side of Jacksonville, often sat on the front porch of his house on 29th Street listening to the marching band.  When the wind was just right, the horns and the drums united in a ground swell of wonder and possibility. “When they turned all the way facing north, it was like ‘wow’! I would get so excited listening to those drums,” says Orange. “Eventually when I went to Northwestern High School, the first thing I went looking for was the drum section. That was my inspiration to play the drums. That was it.” Orange followed …

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Creative Spaces: At Home with the Parker Urban Band

In the same room where the Parkerurban family watches television, the rehearses for the . With (vocals), (keys), (saxophone), (drums), (bass), and (percussion), the —John (guitar and vocals) and his wife, Juanita (vocals)—make up the Parker Urban Band. It’s no easy task to form an eight-piece act, especially in an enormous city like Jacksonville. Yet the Parker Urban Band manages to practice at least once a week, and more often when they’re preparing for a gig. In the living room, where the band has rehearsed since they formed in 2012, the audience consists of a sofa, a coffee table, and …

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Jacksonville Jazz Festival in the Downtown Core

Jacksonville transforms into Jazzville as horns, pianos, and jazz beats take over the downtown streets and music lovers come together to celebrate some of the best artists in the jazz industry. Billed as one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country, the is the toast of the town every Memorial Day weekend. Since its inception in 1981, thousands of jazz lovers from across the nation gather in Jacksonville to celebrate the music, culture, and art of jazz by the river. The 2016 Jacksonville Jazz Fest lineup includes , , , , , , , , and others on …

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