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Jazz Fest schedule of events

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Updated: 5/25/2013 11:08 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Here is the rundown of events for this year's Jazz Fest, running from 5/23 - 5/26.

Jazz After Dark
Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26
10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

New this year, the City of Jacksonville will bring to you “Jazz after Dark”. Following the last act of the festival lineup each night, May 24-26, enjoy even more live Jazz from 10 p.m. till 2 a.m. Participating bars and clubs are located within a couple of blocks from the Jazz Fest stages and admission is free!

LOCATIONS: 1904 Music Hall, Burro Bar, Underbelly

JJF "Off Jazz" Concert

5/24/2013
The Florida Theatre
Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts 7 p.m.

New this year, the City of Jacksonville will bring to you an "Off Jazz" Concert. Start your festival weekend on Friday, May 24 with the soulful sounds of R&B singers Brian McKnight and Avant. Tickets are $38.50 (plus applicable fees). Tickets may be purchased at The Florida Theatre Box Office or at www.ticketmaster.com. The Florida Theatre Box Office is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

'Round Midnight Jazz Jam

5/24/2013
Breezin' Stage (The Jacksonville Landing)
9 p.m. - Midnight

The 16 year legacy of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival’s official "‘Round Midnight Jam Session" tradition continues! The jam is hosted annually by the “Kelly/Scott Quintet,” featuring world class jazz artists, DownBeat Magazine award winning vocalist Lisa Kelly, Yamaha trumpet artist JB Scott, award winning pianist Joshua Bowlus, Arturo Sandoval bassist Dennis Marks & Grammy recorded drummer Danny Gottlieb, providing top-notch musical support for the variety of musicians who turn out each year to play. From young, up-and-coming musicians and seasoned pros in the community to festival featured acts and “heavyweights,” you never know who’s going to turn out to share in the improv! This event continues to be one of the festival favorites and will be a feature this year at the Jacksonville Landing’s “Breezin’ Stage.” So bring your horns, guitar, voices and talent to join in, piano, drums, bass/amp & guitar amp provided! Fans, bring a chair to witness the musical jammin’ magic!

Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition
5/23/2013
The Florida Theatre

The Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition has been a tradition for more than 20 years. Five finalists, chosen by a selection committee through "blind" judging, will compete for the honor of this award, a cash prize and will perform during the 2013 Jacksonville Jazz Festival.

Tickets are $10 (plus applicable charges). Tickets may be purchased at The Florida Theatre Box Office or at www. ticketmaster.com. The Florida Theatre Box Office is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Art in the Heart Downtown
5/24/2013 - 5/26/2013
Downtown Jacksonville

The 2013 Art in the Heart of Downtown art show features the work of talented artists and master craftspeople from around the country. Festival patrons can enjoy the sounds of first-rate jazz performers and browse the works of talented artists - all in a vibrant street festival setting.

Showcase your work at Art in the Heart Downtown art show during the 2013 Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Mediums include: Clay, Digital, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture and Wood.


Saturday Festival Rundown- Music starts at 2 p.m.
Piano Competition Winner

2 - 2:30 p.m.

AMP Trio
3 - 4:30 p.m.

BWB - Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum
& Norman Brown
5 - 6:30 p.m.
Following the last act of the festival
Rachelle Ferrell with the
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
7 - 8:30 p.m.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
9:30 - 10:45 p.m.


Youth Jazz Talent Showcase
5/25/2013
Groovin' Stage (Hemming Plaza)

Jacksonville Jazz Festival is a pleased to bring the Youth Jazz Talent Showcase, a live talent competition open to young jazz singers and musicians. The winner will receive a savings bond to be used expressly for the purpose of furthering his or her musical education. The savings bond may be used toward school tuition or private lessons, specifically in the field of performing arts. Finalists will perform at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival on Saturday, May 25. Winners will be selected by a panel of music adjudicators who specialize in the arts forms of traditional and contemporary jazz and blues. Trophies will be awarded to 1st-3rd place winners. Applicants must be between the ages of 7 and 21.


Sunday Jazz Brunch
5/26/2013
Omni Jacksonville Hotel, the Official Co-Host Hotel of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival

Enjoy the softer sounds of jazz as you indulge in a delicious brunch.
Seating: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cost: $32 per person
Call (904) 791-4987 to make a reservation.


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