Highly regarded artist Marcus Glenn, whose original work is featured on this year’s Amelia Island Jazz Festival poster, will be attending the festival on October 17 and 18. An in demand painter who served as the official artist for the 2014 Grammy Awards, Glenn will be here to enjoy some great music and personally sign posters during the headliner evenings at the Omni Amelia Island Resort.
“Marcus is a super star in the world of art,” said the AIJF’s Artistic Director Les DeMerle, “and we are thrilled he will be joining us for an exciting weekend of superb jazz.”
Glenn exhibits much of his work through the Park West Gallery, a sponsor of the 2014 AIJF. His original piece used on the poster depicts a jazz quartet with DeMerle on drums and a self-portrait of Glenn playing the saxophone.The Park West’s Director, Morris Shapiro, will also be on hand along with a special group of the Gallery’s clients. An accomplished drummer, Shapiro plans to sit in at the late night Jam Sessions on 10/17 and 10/18.
The Amelia Island Jazz Festival will run from October 16-19 throughout Fernandina Beach. Jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker, a multiple Grammy Awards winner, and monster jazz organ player Tony Monaco are set to headline along with the Dynamic Les DeMerle Band, featuring vocalist Bonnie Eisele, El Niño and the Latin Jazz Knights, and many others.
For more information, please visit the website: www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com or contact the Festival Hotline at (904) 504-4772.