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2012 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

2012 Amelia Island Jazz FestivalAmelia Island will explode with exciting cooncerts, clinics, jam sessions and more… get your tickets today and don’t miss a beat!!!

Headliners

    -David Benoit: Highly regarded jazz pianist whose expansive career has included over 25 solo recordings.
    -Spyro Gyra: Formed by saxophonist Jay Beckenstein, Spyro Gyra quickly made a name for itself by creating a distinctive style that sounded like nothing before it.
    -Doug Cameron: One of the true innovators of the contemporary and electric violin.
    -Mike Levine: Pianist Mike Levine is a man of many talents – composer, arranger and award-winning smooth jazz artist.
    -The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band with Bonnie Eisele: In the words of Downbeat magazine, Les and his vocalist wife, Bonnie Eisele, are: “Upbeat from the downbeat, one of the most exciting acts on the jazz scene today”.

Schedule of Concerts & Events

Sunday, October 7
Dixieland Jazz Brunch
Featuring: “The Spare Rib Six” New Orleans-style Jazz Band with Les DeMerle – drums, Bonnie Eisele – vocal, J.B. Scott, Trumpet and Dave Steinmeyer, Trombone plus Special Guests
Venue: The Inn at OMNI Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Tickets: $45 per person, includes Special Jazz Fest Menu – Cash Bar available
First seating 12 pm, second seating 2 pm

Sunday, October 7
Jazz in the Park Free Concert at Amelia Park
Featuring: the exciting “TGIF” Navy Brass Band
Venue: Amelia Park – in the Amelia Park Subdivision, between 14th and Citrona Drive – Fernandina Beach
FREE CONCERT: Bring your lawn chairs and blankets
Food & Beverage available by Sonny’s Bar-B-Q
4 pm-6 pm

Monday, October 8
Jazz Festival Sponsor Party
Featuring: The Les DeMerle Jazz All-Stars, Bonnie Eisele, Multi-instrumentalist, Bill Prince and Special Guest
Venue: OMNI Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Racquet Club Conference Center – Heron Room
By Invitation Only, for Bronze Saxophone Sponsors and Above
7 pm-10 pm

Tuesday, October 9
Jazz at the Movies
Featuring: Satchmo – The extraordinary life & times of Louis Armstrong
Venue: OMNI Amelia Island Plantation Resort Racquet Club Conference Center – Heron Room
Tickets: $15 per person includes complimentary Popcorn – Cash Bar available
7 pm – 9 pm

Wednesday, October 10
Red, White & Blues – Concert & Wine Tasting
Featuring: The Eric Culberson Blues Band from Savannah, GA
Venue: Sandy Bottoms, 2910 Atlantic Avenue in Fernandina Beach
Tickets: $30 per person – Concert & Wine Tasting (Food Available)
7 pm – 10 pm

Thursday, October 11
Latin Jazz – Concert & Dance
Featuring: Trumpet Master, Bobby Pickwood and Samba Soul
Venue: Sandy Bottoms, 2910 Atlantic Avenue in Fernandina Beach
Tickets: $25 per person, Cash Bar, Food Available
7 pm – 10 pm

Friday Concert Series, October 12
OMNI Amelia Island Plantation
(Starting at 6 pm)
Jazz at 6
Gypsy Rendezvous
David Benoit In Concert
Late Nite Super Jam Session

Saturday Concert Series, October 13
OMNI Amelia Island Plantation
(Starting at 6 pm)
Jazz at 6
Hittin’ The Blue Notes
Spyro Gyra In Concert
Late Nite Super Jam Session

Sunday, October 14
Smooth Jazz Brunch
Featuring: Aaron Lebos, Guitar; Kevin Jones, Sax; Mike Levine, Piano; Dennis Marks, Bass; Les DeMerle, Drums
Venue: The Inn at OMNI Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Ticket: $45 per person includes Special Jazz Fest Menu – Cash Bar available
First seating 12 pm, second seating 2 pm

Tickets

For more visit www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com. All proceeds benefit the Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization working to provide a rich, diverse, cultural jazz offering to the Amelia Island area.

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