Amelia Island Jazz Festival Valentine Big Band Bash Scholarship Dinner/Dance
Date: February 13, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Venue: Story & Song Bookstore Bistro
Address: 1430 Park Ave. Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
Age Range: Adults
JAZZ FESTIVAL POSTPONES BIG BAND BASH, SETS NEW VALENTINE’S SHOW
Giving consideration to ongoing concerns with respect to the Coronavirus, the Festival will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a smaller event, the “Love Notes Valentine Show” on Saturday, February 13, 7:00 PM, at Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, 1430 Park Avenue in Fernandina Beach.
This intimate show will feature The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band with Bonnie Eisele – vocals, Doug Matthews – piano, DeMerle – drums, and Special Guest multi-instrumentalist Dr. Bill Prince – sax, trumpet, clarinet and flute. Program highlights will focus on romantic tunes, including Eisele’s lush interpretations of songs like “My Funny Valentine,” “When I Fall In Love,” and “Unforgettable,” along with the band’s exciting jazz arrangements. “We plan to create a classic cabaret feeling to make you fall in love all over again, right here at Story and Song Bookstore Bistro,” DeMerle added. Seating will be limited for the in person show, and social distancing will be in effect; plus, the event will be live streamed.
Tickets for the live performance are $40 per person and include Champagne and Chocolate. Tickets for the live stream will be $10. Both can be purchased at www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Amelia Island Jazz Festival Scholarships, which are given annually to promising High School jazz musicians. For more information go to the AIJF website or call the Jazz Festival Hot Line 904 504 4772.