Jazz Ensemble Concert

SEU Jazz Band

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 Students: $3

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 the students for a few […]

Jazz Ensemble Concert

SEU Jazz Band

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 Houston, Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson […]

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 unrecognized. John Capouya celebrates great […]

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 for improvisation in his own […]

Jazz Fusion Concert

Featuring the FSC Jazz Ensemble, Paul Butcher, director Dynamic jazz professor Paul Butcher leads this youthful FSC Jazz Ensemble through a potpourri of jazz styles that will delight and entertain. From the classics to the modern era, this group’s repertoire features both big band sounds and small combo excitement, regardless of the era. Tonight, we […]

Apr 8-11: Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival

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

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494