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Posts tagged as “Jazz”

JAZZ BRILLIANCE!

 We are so pleased this evening to bring back the youthful enthusiasm and savvy musicianship of our Florida Southern College Jazz Ensemble under the expert leadership of Jeff Benatar. For this special performance, Dr. Benatar has engaged internationally known jazz trumpeter Clay Jenkins as guest Artist-in-Residence – to work with…

CANCELLED JAZZ BRILLIANCE!

 We are so pleased this evening to bring back the youthful enthusiasm and savvy musicianship of our Florida Southern College Jazz Ensemble under the expert leadership of Jeff Benatar. For this special performance, Dr. Benatar has engaged internationally known jazz trumpeter Clay Jenkins as guest Artist-in-Residence – to work with…

Jazz Ensemble Concert

Join the Department of Music for an exciting evening of big band music featuring the classic sounds of the giants of jazz history. General: $5 Student: $3

Rising – On This Journey – With Love

Celebrate Black Music Month with The Sankofa Chorale at its annual benefit gala. The gala will be held June 22 at the Polk State College Fine Arts Theater – 999 Avenue H Winter Haven. This year’s theme features a soulful evening of Neo Jazz, Throwback R&B, and Rap, saluting Whitney…

Florida Lecture Series

JOHN CAPOUYA Professor of Journalism, University of Tampa “Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to K.C. and the Sunshine Band” When recalling the roots of soul music, most people are likely to name Memphis, Detroit, or New Orleans, but Florida also has a rich soul music history that has often gone…

A Tribute to Louis Armstrong

James Suggs Sextet: Tribute to Louis Armstrong 6:00 PM – Meet-and-Greet (Members and Season Ticket Holders) 6:30 PM – House Opens 7:00 PM – Concert Begins Members: $30 Non-members: $35

Dick Hyman: An Evening of Solo Jazz Piano

A performance at the Lake Wales Arts Center on September 7 at 7pm. $30 members/$35 nonmembers. Richard Hyman is an American jazz pianist and composer. Over a 60-year career, he has functioned as a pianist, organist, arranger, music director, electronic musician, and, increasingly, as a composer. While developing a masterful facility…

Apr 8-11: 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…