Amelia Island Jazz Festival Events for Friday

Friday evening, October 9, is full of jazz, presented by the LesDeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival beginning with a Pre-Concert Party.

David Sanborn to Appear on Amelia Island

David Sanborn to Appear on Amelia Island

Friday evening, October 9, is full of jazz, presented by the LesDeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival beginning with a Pre-Concert Party. From 5 to 7:00 PM, at the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Courtyard, on the corner of 8th Street and Atlantic Avenue in Historic Fernandina Beach. Tickets are only $10.00 and feature Vibraphone sensation, Christian Tamburr, Clarinetist, Bill Prince & the Amelia Island All-Stars with a Tribute to Lionel Hampton & Benny Goodman. There will be a food court featuring cuisines of the finest area restaurants and a cash bar.

The Friday Jazz Concert, presents David Sanborn with The Midnight Blue Band, directed by Les DeMerle and opening with Bonnie Eisele on vocals. Premier front row tickets have already sold out. VIP ($50.00) and General Admission ($40.00) may still be available at the door.

This concert is at 8:00 PM and will be held at the First Baptist Church on Eighth Street on Amelia Island.

After the concert, head back downtown to the Episcopal Courtyard for a Jazz Jam Session that begins at 9:00 PM. This is free with your David Sanborn ticket or only $10.00 without. This late night super jam session will be in true jazz tradition, blues, bebop and beyond, hosted by Christian Tamburr and the Bill Prince Quintet. Desserts and coffee are available as well as a cash bar.

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