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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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