The 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival featured free performances by Natalie Cole, Herbie Hancock, Eddie Palmieri and many more during the Memorial Day weekend on Main Street, Hemming Plaza, Snyder Memorial, The Jacksonville Landing, Laura St. and various downtown businesses and buildings.
This FREE festival transformed into a vibrant setting with multiple entertainment stages and other components including the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition; Generation Next Youth Talent Competition presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida; jazz exhibits, displays, educational activities and much more. The ‘Round Midnight Jazz Jam, Sunday Jazz Brunches and a Jazz Jamboree through the festival streets were also highlights of the festival.
Other performances included the Gentlemen of the Night featuring Paul Taylor, Marion Meadows and Warren Hill, John Pizzarelli, Joey Calderazzo and many more! The Wine Down Brew Town Tasting Experience and the Art in the Heart Downtown juried art show and sale were also opened along with jazz exhibits and displays.
Visit www.jaxjazzfest.com official for 2012 schedule. For more photos visit the www.savannahtribune “Photo Gallery”.