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Cool Tunes for Hot Nights: The Ritz Jazz Discovery Series

BY LIZA MITCHELL The Jazz Discovery Series at the Ritz Theatre & Museum is a new effort to highlight some of the hottest new jazz artists from around the country at an affordable cost. “We wanted to provide Jacksonville’s jazz lovers with concert experience of top notch quality at a price that is low enough for people to take a risk and see a performer they might not have heard of yet,” says , Director of The Ritz Theatre & Museum. , the first  runner-up of the Thelonious Monk International Vocal competition, kicks off the series at 8pm on Friday, …

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Jazz Inspired: Adrian Pickett Jr.

Adrian Pickett is an artist who works in several different mediums, including charcoal, painting, watercolors, and soon sculpting. Adrian’s paintings seem to come to life, especially his charcoal pieces, which are full of vitality. What motivates Adrian to paint is jazz music. It calms him down and helps him focus while keeping him balanced. Some of his favorite jazz musicians are , , and . The musical inspiration currently has Pickett working on a signature piece called Jazz Man. However, the influence of jazz doesn’t stop there. He also has a selection of paintings of Miles Davis and currently is …

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