The popular Benefit Gala Dinner/Dance will present The Dynamic Les DeMerle 17 piece Orchestra, featuring vocalist Bonnie Eisele and special guests, in a salute to America’s legendary big bands.
The music will pay tribute to greats like Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Harry James, with whom DeMerle played drums for several years.
A Meet And Greet the Musicians cocktail party is set to begin at 6:30 PM and will include a complimentary glass of champagne.
Additionally, the event will auction an original piece of Jazz Art to be donated by the Park West Gallery.
Requested dress is Semi-Formal.
Tickets for the Big Band Bash are priced at $75 per person, and the proceeds will benefit the Amelia Island Jazz Festival Scholarship Program.
For online ticket purchases and further information, please visit the festival website: www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the UPS Store in Fernandina Beach, or at the AIFBY Chamber Of Commerce, Gateway to Amelia, A1A and Amelia Parkway.