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Get in the Spirit as Elisha “Atlas” Parris Headlines the Jacksonville Jazz Festival

, a four-time veteran of , headlines it for the second time this year. He is a perfect fit for the festival’s stage. “I was born into music. My mother played piano, and my father played trombone, and I grew up in the church,” says Parris. He relates that both his father and mother encouraged him to pursue music, although the road to performing jazz wound through lots of gospel. “The group for me that made me feel like jazz was the right choice was the . They are my favorite jazz band of all time. If you listen to …

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october, 2021