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Jacksonville Jazz Collective play the masters

 once said that “the wise musicians are those who play what they can master.” Members of the  not only have the chops to play the music of the masters who’ve inspired them, they also honor their legacy by reimagining the compositions of their musical heroes in an original and creative way without compromising the integrity of the original piece. “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,” says pianist . “We wanted to create a group that we felt was representative of our …

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The Kelly/Scott Quintet Hosts Jacksonville Jazz Fest Jam

In jazz music, timing is the nucleus of a song and without it, the music loses its shape. As half of one of Jacksonville’s musical power couples, jazz vocalist  understands the value of perfect timing. Kelly has been an instrumental force in Jacksonville’s jazz scene for the better part of two decades. During that time, she and her husband, trumpeter , created a name for themselves as part of the city’s cultural elite as players, teachers, and mentors. It was that spirit of fostering fresh, new talent that initially prompted Kelly to help cultivate an improvisational jazz jam session at …

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october, 2021

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