Jazz Impressions

Thursday, March 31, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Jazz Ensemble, Paul Butcher, director With joy and expertise, jazz director Paul Butcher leads the members of the FSC Jazz Ensemble in a performance featuring all that is enjoyable and distinctive about this great American art form.  Celebrating the diverse repertoire and appealing styles that make up […]

Over 55 Show Band Concert: Wearing O’ the Green

March 13 at 2pm. Over 55 Show Band Concert presents “Wearing O’ the Green.”

Jazz Jam Session

Local talents Victoria de Lissovoy and Charlie “Topp” Hines will host a free jazz jam session for musicians from 5 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center. A Polk County favorite, de Lissovoy studied music at Northwestern University and regularly performs across Polk County. She will share the […]

The Larry Coryell Trio Concert

Master guitarist Larry Coryell, who in his nearly 50-year career has ventured into nearly every genre of the musical world, earning him the title “godfather of fusion.” He has recorded more than 100 albums, performed with legends such as Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix, and appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Polk State College Jazz Ensemble

An eclectic mix of styles from jazz greats such as Count Basie, Sonny Rollins and Dave Brubeck. Our featured jazz combo, The Jazz Society, will also perform their own arrangements of modern and traditional jazz standards.

Jazz Jam Session with Victoria de Lissovoy & Charlie “Topp” Hines

SEU Jazz Ensemble Concert

SEU Jazz Band

Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival: Various Artists

Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival

Polk State College’s Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival, an event just two years old but well on its way to becoming a Polk County favorite. The final performances of this year’s Festival take place Saturday, April 11 at Lake Wailes Park on the shores of Lake Wailes. 3:00pm – PSC Jazz Ensemble 4:00pm – Harrison School […]

Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival: Randy Corinthian and Omar Sosa’s Quarteto Afro Cuban Latin Jazz Band

Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival

Features Omar Sosa, a Cuban-born composer, pianist and bandleader whose career includes performances around the world, multiple Grammy nominations and the 2003 Smithsonian Associates Lifetime Achievement Award; along with his Quarteto Afro Cuban Latin Jazz Band.   Randy Corinthian is a saxophonist who has shared the stage with jazz greats such as Ellis Marsalis; and The New Orleans […]

Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival: Larry Coryell (solo)

Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival

Polk State College’s Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival, an event just two years old but well on its way to becoming a Polk County favorite, will return April 8-11. Scheduled performers include Omar Sosa, a Cuban-born composer, pianist and bandleader whose career includes performances around the world, multiple Grammy nominations and the 2003 Smithsonian […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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