From its African roots to the fusion sounds of the millennia, jazz has had a profound effect on the culture at large. So, in partnership with the St. Augustine Distillery, the Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center is showcasing jazz through the ages at Lincolnville Jazz at the Excelsior. Formerly Excelsior High School, St. Augustine’s first public high school for African Americans, the Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center is tapping into its roots to present this nine-performance jazz series.
Lincolnville Jazz at the Excelsior will highlight a number of talented and well-respected artists, including Jacksonville-native jazz and blues favorites Mama Blue, live jazz fusion band Eric Carter & Company, instrumental group Catch the Groove, vocalist Victoria Horne performing the songs of some of the jazz greats, and Desmon Duncan-Walker performing classical jazz vocals to commemorate Black History Month in February.
All performances will be held at the Lincolnville Museum except for the March 15 concert. It will take place at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Tickets to the concerts are $20 if purchased in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets to the Lewis Auditorium concert at $30 in advance, $35 at the door, and $15 for students. Performances begin at 7pm.
January 4 – Mama Blue
Original songs as well as blues and jazz classics
January 11 – Kelle Jolly & The Will Boyd Project
Duo performing smooth jazz
January 18 – Eric Carter & Company
Established jazz artist performing live jazz fusion
February 8 – Akia Uwanda & Friends
Classical jazz vocals to commemorate Black History Month
March 15 – Ron McCurdy
Performing the Langston Hughes Project
March 16 – Catch the Groove
Local instrumental group playing jazz with Latin influence
March 29 – Victoria Horne
Music from the American Songbook
April 19 – Clarence Herrington
Songs through the ages to commemorate Jazz Appreciation Month
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