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WELCOME TO JAZZLAND...... Where the Great Musicians Play!
Jacksonville's " ONLY " Live Jazz Club 
  Where You Will Get Exciting "Live Jazz Performances"   Every Saturday Night  !    
Jazzland Will Be Closed on Saturday Sept. 20th for a Family Event
Will open on Tuesday for our regularly Scheduled Jam Session!   
 
  Live Jazz Jam Sessions! Every Tuesday Night - 6 til 9pm
JAZZLAND is Live Jazz at its finest! Now close enough to touch. You’ll see astonishing musicians of this original art form …smile, sweat and grimace, in pursuit of that killing phrase. JAZZLAND is everything a jazz club should be. Dim, Intimate, Exciting and with Great Acoustics. Saturday's offer a wide variety of styles and musicians and all are Top Notch! If you're in Jacksonville and you want to experience live jazz, played exceptionally well, in a great jazz venue, then duck into our sensational Jazz Room. Don’t mind coming alone. JAZZLAND is a super way to meet new and old friends and a cool way to spend an evening! A happy, friendly crowd is always waiting to welcome you to JAZZLAND...where the great musicians play!
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TELL US  ABOUT YOUR JAZZ & BLUES BANDS! 
CALL US TODAY! LET'S FIND WAYS TO WORK TOGETHER -  904 240-1009 

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 Live Jazz  Jam  Sessions- EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT  6 'til 9pm
    FREE ADMISSION TO RETIRED & ACTIVE-DUTY MILITARY! 
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The Ultimate Jazz Experience! - Pure & Simple
The Heart & Soul Of Jazz! Bring Your Instrument!
Jam With Us Every Tuesday Night
REDUCED DRINKS - HAPPY HOUR 
Meet Your Friends Here! Old and New!
Our Session Leaders Welcomes All
You'll Hear Jacksonville's Best Jazz Musicians
No Cover Charge for Partiicipating Musicians!
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JAZZLAND'S "ALL STARS" JAM SESSION LEADERS
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Jack Pierson, Mike Perez, Scott Mariash

1324 University Boulevard North - Telephone: (904) 240-1009  email: info@jazzlandcafe.com 
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JAZZ FROM THE HEART

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Citizens of Jazzland... Chances are you’ve heard about the attention among the jazz faithful that is always paid to this incomparable trio. Even if you don't think you're familiar with them, as a jazz lover you are! This exceptional Jazz Pianist, Javion Francis and his fabulous trio delivers an immersive, one-of-a-kind night!

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Teamed with Stefan Klein on Drums, contributing shape-shifting percussion, leaving no doubt about his abilities to slip into any groove seamlessly and Mike Perez..who's a first-call, master craftsman on Upright Bass in his own right, the trio offers a mix of brilliant improvisations, beautifully patterned in classic jazz form. Still, they might easily venture into a raw, dark, trance-like groove … into more unsettled waters with some of the classic standards we all know and love. What a thrill! There is no shortage of Jazz lovers in Jazzland’s packed house calling for more! 

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Expect to feel touches of a loping Blues. Swerve through a Latin-oriented shuffle or tap your toes to an abstract jazz intro marked by the sweetest groove this side of paradise, skillfully applied by the impeccable hands of Javion Francis …that might easily be the night's most arresting moment with Mike and Stefan knowing …there is so much more to explore! Don’t miss this thrilling night of Jazz from The Heart

The Javion Francis Trio
Javion Francis, Piano - Mike Perez, Upright Bass - Stefan Klein, Drums

Saturday, September 27th - 8:00 'til Midnight - $10. Cover - 2 Drink Minimum

Reservations: email: info@jazzlandcafe.com or Call (904) 240-1009


 

 

 

 

 

 

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DANCE-DANCE-DANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SAY YES! ...TO WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT JAZZLAND!

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Friends-Fun -FREE Sandwiches- Chess Games - Great Music! Say Yes!
 
Perhaps you're not wanting to go straight home after your day is through...
or maybe you're at home and feel like getting out for a while.
Then say YES to Wednesday's at Jazzland.
 
We've got Happy Hour - Great Friends - Old & New
FREE Sandwiches... if you're hungry too!
Exciting Partners For Chess Games....
if you're up to the challenge!
 
If you're simply needing a long, friendly chat with
a like-minded soul or two. We've Got That Too!
 
If this sounds like the cure for what ails you ...
or just the thing that moves you.. Then 
Come On Over!  Everything's Waiting Just For You,
Every Wednesday at Jazzland- 5 'til 9pm - NO COVER! 
 

LUCKY "8" NIGHT - 8 PIECE LATIN BAND -  

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      THIS SATURDAY NIGHT   
 SEPTEMBER 13th - 8:00 pm
Jazzland presents....
LUCKY "8" Night
featuring 
 8 piece- Old School Salsa Band
" La Buena Esenxia"
featuring...  Felix Colon & Carlos Cortes
 
Mambo - Merengue - Bolero - Salsa
 
Get Latin Music - Dancing As Only "Jazzland" Can Bring 
PLUS....
Great Salsa Dancing - Latin Jazz Blast From the Past!
Bring Your Dancing Shoes-A Spectacular Night Of Fun!

Latin Dancing Not Your Thing? No Problem! 
Watching Will Leave You Fascinated and Breathless! 
 
A Special $8. Cover - $15. for Couples! 2 Drink Minimum 
 
Please Send  To Your Friends
Post To Your Facebook Page!

BRING YOUR FRIENDS RESERVE  NOW! 
Saturday September 13th
8:00 'til Midnight - $8. Cover - 2 Drink Minimum
$8. COVER!

CLASSIC R&B - OLD SCHOOL IN THE HIGHEST ORDER - SATURDAY, Sept. 6TH - 8:00 PM

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Citizens... 
When I talk with fans about Classic R&B performances, I consistently hear....TIMELESS! Solidly soulful, dramatic in all the right places, heartfelt, deeply danceable, sexy! Songs you must hear... year after year! That's Why We Book "Catch The Grooove" Every Chance We Get! 
 
- It's About Coming To Hear The Songs You Love! 
- Delivered With Recognizable Melodies!
- Lyrics That Actually Mean Something! 
- Songs That Have Structure!
- Music With Value and Historical Relevance. 
 
Gyrating easily to pulsating glitches and tones and popping fingers from side to side ... Citizens of Jazzland come here to dance, swoon and reminisce.... To touch and seduce the sounds, Catch The Grooove Does it! They pump out those sensuous, classic slow jams and up tempo favorites. You won't hear the slightest variation or experimentation. Catch The Grooove is Pure Nostalgic Familiarity ...and its unending delight. 
 
~~~CATCH THE GROOOVE~~~
Saturday, September 6th - 8:00 Pm 'til Midnight
$10. Cover - 2 Drink Minimum

CLASSIC

   R&B 

HOPE CLAYTON - SATURDAY AUGUST 30TH - 8PM

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  The  Incredible ....  "HOPE CLAYTON"   
        A Superb Listening Experience 
          featuring....      
Jack Pierson, Piano - Scott Mariash, Drums 
Steve Strawley, Trumpet - Fran Corragio, Bass
 
After having studied classical voice for four years at the music conservatory of Oberlin College and after having sung with an A Capella chamber group that performed throughout the Washington, D.C. area.. the quest was on! Studies began! Jazz Vocal techniques with Maria Rodriguez, one D C's best jazz pianist.
 
With a small combo of Naval Academy Band musicians, Hope Clayton begins her jazz journey. Then with Charlie Hampton, at the Annapolis Hilton; with Roy Battle and the Altones; with Larry Prascus' Big Band...  Hope Clayton inspired, developed and thrilled audiences as she shared her incredible style and skills. 
 
Hope Clayton's performed in Baltimore, Bethesda, and on Capital Hill. Hear this exciting Jazz Vocalist as she gives you her "live" take of the collection of favorite songs featured on her current, outstanding CD!
Saturday Evening, August 30th - 8:00 pm 'til Midnight - $10. Cover 2 Drink Minimum
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Upright Bass Leads The Way - This Saturday Night August 23rd - 8:00 PM - Live at Jazzland! 

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Charles Mingus’s audiences never knew quite what they were going to get, and that's what kept them coming. Mingus was once fired for chasing a trombonist across the stage with an axe. Then there was his  reaction to noisy, inattentive crowds. He'd order his band to read books onstage until there was silence!
 
Because of Jazzland's first class patronage and their exceptional respect for musicians ... Mike Perez will never have to go that far as he beautifully blurs the boundaries between improvisation and composition. Just watching Mike's face as he plays leaves you speechless! Sends thrills up your spine! His solos compares to those of a sultry vocalist ...tearfully at the edge ...on a passionate, personal delivery of unrequited love.
 
How Exciting! Seldom Seen!  Upright Bass as the lead instrument. Hear the greatness of a fabulous, young jazz musician. Mike delightfully carries the melody like horns or voice ...on his Bass! Like Mingus... Mike transforms the instrument from a mere time-keeper into an object of attention in its own right. You'll love the way Mike ignores standard form, uses rapid shifts in mood and tempo. He might double the tempo, cut it in half, or drop it entirely.... just long enough to make you swoon from an electrifying sense of expectation and adventure. Listening to him brings his lyric and rhythmic skill to the well deserved front of Jacksonville's Jazz Scene.
DON'T DELAY! RESERVE YOUR SEATS NOW!
The "MIKE PEREZ" Trio
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Saturday August 16th - SPEND AN EVENING WITH LOVE!
" I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE ...& JAZZ!"

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CAROLE FREEMAN

HERE COMES MORE LOVE AND HAPPINESS!
      ... as CAROLE FREEMAN REMEMBERS 

CELEBRATE LIFE - THE THRILL OF ROMANCE  
Carole’s unusual material sets her apart as much as her classic noir styles and luscious delays do. The tunes she’s carefully chosen for this performance are nothing short of wonderful. Some tunes go back to the 20’s! Carole easily manages those great standards by fine-tuning her pitches and you'll trace her vocal phrasings back to Sarah, Billie, Ella and Dinah!  While Carole uses their examples to illuminate the possibilities ... she has her own compelling style and keen sense of drama.
 
You will know how well connected jazz pianist Sean Kirkland, bassist Mike Perez and drummer Scott Mariash ...are to her sultry style. This fabulous trio makes every time honored tune, distinctive and brick-solid. Carole makes it all so easy and so much fun! You get the clear impression they're all having a blast.  Age tends to calm folk down  so the jazz filled exuberance Carole Freeman brings to this performance, is well measured to knock you out ...ever so gently!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16TH - 8:00 'TIL MIDNIGHT - $10. COVER - 2 DRINK MINIMUM - RESERVE NOW!!!
                                                 

Click Here To Reserve for CAROLE FREEMAN

LOVE!

JAZZLAND'S 2ND ANNUAL DANCE PARTY - Saturday August 9th - 8pm!

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GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK -
FORGET ABOUT YOUR TROUBLES...
Awaken The Dancer In You By Watching and by Dancing! 
Its Like No Other Dance Party You've Seen
Jazzland's 2nd AnnualDance Party! 
DJ Kenn Provides A Sensational Variety of
The World's Best Dance Music.
Its Truly A Magical Experience..and the
Greatest Stress Reliever in the World!
AND.... you can win CASH prizes by
ENTERING OUR DANCE CONTEST!
SATURDAY AUGUST 9TH - 8:00 PM
$10. COVER - 2 DRINK MINIMUM
 
  A HAPPY - STRESS FREE NIGHT!  
Sharing our passion for
Swing, Salsa, Line Dancing and many other dances.
See your old friends make their moves
watch  your new friends make new moves.
Above All We Want Everyone To Be...
...Happy, Inspired, Sharing and Dancing!  
$10.00

LIVE! This Saturday-Aug. 2nd -Super-Sensational Jazz Organ Trio

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     A Breathtaking  Jazz Organist/Pianist from Miami   
Ryan began his Jazz journey at 13. influenced by Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner! You’ll get a hint of Bud Powell who was a huge influence of McCoy! I’m submitting that Bud has somehow managed to pass though McCoy via Ryan’s percussive attacks. Also reminiscent of Thelonious Monk’s signature style,
 
Ryan’s versatility is beautifully displayed through his passionate handling of classic ballads and elevates him to a spiritual level.  A multitude of styles are embraced by his artistry and innovation. Ryan’s amazing versatility guarantees you a breathless, spine tingling jazz rush when you watch and hear this accomplished young jazz pianist.Here's your front seat to the future! He's destined for greatness. You helped that happen.
The Ryan Slatko Organ Trio
Ryan Slatko, Organ/Piano - Daniel Hunting, Guitar - Larry Wilson, Drums 
Saturday, August 2nd - 8:00 PM 'til Midnight - $10. Cover - 2 Drink Minimum
email: info@jazzlandcafe.com  or Call (904) 240-1009
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Jazzland's Special August Events Celebrating Women 

Defined as supreme dignity, majestic, inspiring reverence and admiration... 
"August" is the perfect month to celebrate women in music, literature and the arts
 
Here's gender balance! Jazzland is offering consistent performance opportunities to nurture the dreams of women in the arts by showcasing their accomplishments  in interactive, multi-cultural programs. Our goal is to facilitate consistent, premier gatherings in recognition of local and regional women’s talents.
 
Women from around the city are already making plans to perform, display their crafts and to attend the month long Festival that begins on Saturday August 2nd and continue each week thereafter. The Festival of Fascinating Females celebrates with inspiring performances and wonderful entertainment. Plan to Join Us! Tell your talented family member, co-worker or friend!  If you're the gifted one... go ahead and email us your promotional materials so we can get started on setting the date for your performance! 
CALL NOW! 904-240-1009

To showcase your talent, craft or product send us your contact info now!

The World is Waiting To Hear From You!

THE KENNY SEABROOK QUINTET - Saturday July 19th - 8:00 PM

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Some consider it dissonant! Like Miles' "Bitches Brew" or Ornette Coleman’s “Congeniality” or perhaps even John Coltrane’s "A Love Supreme." Progressive jazz tells the stories. The instruments are the characters. Its non-technical and real! Jazz at it finest... calling constantly, thrillingly....just for You!

Jazz was the muse for Langston Hughes and other writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Amiri Baraka loved Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Albert Ayler! Each Progressive ...all profound!  Kenny Seabrook guides you carefully as each piece is played. Folk who've seen The Kenny Seabrook Quintet before know what to expect and listen with great anticipation for the sudden, unexpected! Lavishly luscious, he overflows with jazz zig-zags youll love. The familiar tunes, boldly unfamiliar. Here’s a night of  progressive jazz featuring... 
Ryan Slatko, on Piano
 3rd place winner  - 2014 Jacksonville's Jazz Festival's Jazz Piano Competition 
Kinney Harold, Drums - Glenn Wallace, Guitar - Jay Stego, Bass  

Saturday, July 19th - 8:00 Pm 'til Midnight - $10. Cover - 2 Drink Minimum 
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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY JAZZLAND

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Citizens of Jazzland....
HERE'S TO A HAPPY, HEALTHY WEEK!  And... THANK YOU!
For Another Successful Year of 
BRINGING YOU FOUR YEARS OF THE BEST "LIVE" JAZZ IN TOWN
You'll see performers who have been with us from the beginning, plus many more who are new and waiting to delight you, We ABSOLUTELY MUST... have you here with us! We NEED to see you there as we kick off another year... since you, Citizens of Jazzland.... are the pinnacle of our fourth anniversary celebration.
 
       HOW SWEET IT IS!      
DOOR PRIZES - SPECIAL GUESTS - FREE GIVE-A-WAYS
featuring.... A Gathering of Outstanding Jazz Musicians
SPECIAL TRIBUTES TO OUR SUPPORTERS - The "Live "Jazz Event of the Year- 
Please Tell Your Friends & Post To Your Facebook Page! 
 
It’s hard to believe that Jazzland is four years old! Our genuine passion for jazz fuels our success. A deep love of classic jazz drew us in; showcasing live performances by student, local musicians and international greats, keeps us hot!  We’re excited and eager to serve Jacksonville, as the Ultimate Jazz Listening Room.

Our celebration encircles the spirit of jazz that has emanated from Jazzland’s walls since its opening. With student musicians, female jazz ensembles, jazz jams and jazz audiences, Jazzland is creating a super model for cultivating the future of jazz. We present a wide range of musicians in terms of age, instrument, ethnicity, style and have galvanized the Jacksonville jazz community. Students bask in the learning environment our weekly Jam Sessions create. A critical experience they otherwise, would not have.

Jazz is respected all over the world because it is created in the moment. Spontaneously! The Ultimate Musical Expression. With your loyal support, Jazzland has created a beacon for jazz in the Old Arlington area of Jacksonville and Jazzland will continue to be a magnet for world class musicians and patrons.
 
  RESERVE NOW    
BRING YOUR FRIENDS! RESERVE YOUR SEATS NOW!
Saturday Evening, June 21st - 8:00 'til Midnight - $10. Cover - 2 Drink Minimum 
$10.00

LITTLE JAKE MITCHELL and THE SOUL SEARCHERS - Saturday May 31st - 8PM

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You've Been Waiting For This Performance!
This Is One Of The Most Requested Bands In Jazzland's History!
Jazzland proudly presents....
LITTLE JAKE MITCHELL & THE SOUL SEARCHERS 
….This band practices better than some bands play!”
  ...The Gainesville Sun 
       
 You’ll be thrilled to the max by sights and sounds seldom seen or heard since the golden age of R&B! 
Little Jake Mitchell Is A Sensational, Audience-Walking Soul Stirring, Red Hot Singer!
He Toured With The Greatest R&B Legends!
    Jackie Wilson, Bobby Bland, Sam Cooke, Al Green, James Brown, Marvin Gaye   
Citizens... Can I Get An Amen?   
    The Soul Searchers Has An Audience Strolling Horn Section!   
The Master of Ceremonies is emcee  Kenny “The Conductor” Eunice, featuring sidemen who worked with Ike and Tina Turner and other great R&B  pioneers. The rhythm section features Tran Whitley and the true Real Deal. A Smokin' Vintage Hammond B-3 Organ! This Saturday Night, May 31st, we're giving you what you want!  A Red Hot Night Of "Soul Searching Blues!" That's Right! Get ready to talk back to this Jaw Dropping 8 piece ...that's right, EIGHT PIECE  Band! They're back in Jacksonville Just For You! A treat that simply can't be beat! There's absolutely Nowhere Else In Town  where you'll find a night of Soulful Blues like this! Please Share This With Your Contacts - Tell All Your Friends! Expect An Authentic Night of Hip Shakin' - Heart Breakin' Classic R&B!  
Lil Jake and The Soul Searchers
Jake Mitchell, Lead Vocals -  Brian Stevens, Trombone - Clay Robinson, Trumpet
Charles Blade, Sax -  Hal Saylor, Drums - Allen McCollum, Bass - Tran Whitley, Keyboards
Charles Henry, Guitar
    ~~~ Reserve Now For The Hottest R&B Band ~~~ 
info@jazzlandcafe.com   or CALL: 904 240-1009
                                                                      This Saturday Evening, May 31st - 8:00 PM 'til Midnight - $10. Cover - 2 Drink Minimum                                                                      
   
 

For Lover's Of Jazz Piano! A Splendid Night Is Yours! 
A SUPERB JAZZ PIANIST & COMPOSER  
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Sean Kirkland  - Saturday May 17th
 
From start to finish ...Sean Kirkland's excellent, seamless synchronization and arrangements highlight his brilliant ability to play solo or with an ensemble, while letting their individual strengths shine through. Sean's solos demonstrate both virtuosity and expression, along with some warmly humorous moments. Outstanding performances like this, proves how live jazz in Jacksonville is beautifully alive and that the awards and honors received by Sean Kirkland ...are richly deserved.
 
Saturday, May 17th - 8:00 'til Midnight - $10. Cover - 2 Drink Minimum
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SATURDAY MAY 10TH - 8:00PM 
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One Word To Describes This Performance!  
 

 

Bryant comes to us from Chesapeake, VA, The VA Governor's school for the Arts, Hampton University and The Navy Band where he played for 8 years. He started at 11, in church and progressed to classical training with the VA Symphony as a teenager. Bryant excels in jazz, Latin, Funk, Rock, Gospel.
The Bryant Patterson Ensemble
Teddy Arnold, Bass Trombone - Tito Ortiz, Drums
Jonah Pierre, Piano - Mike Perez, Bass
 Saturday, May 10th - 8:00 PM 'til Midnight - $10. Cover - 2 Drink Minimum

 

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EXPECT A MIND BLOWING - SPELLBINDING NIGHT OF WORLD CLASS JAZZ
THIS FRIDAY- MAY 9th- 8:00 PM

Tribal Records Artist - SATURDAY MAY 3rd - 8:00 PM

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 " The Tapestry Of Jazz "

From Bebop To Funk

KENNY SEABROOK
Defined by artistry, underscored by excellence and distinguished always by style and through your eyes… the great American creation, “Jazz” stands on the world stage as a testament to the "Beautiful Things In Life." 

Live this Saturday night, against a backdrop of history and form, the lips of Kenny Seabrook chronicles the metamorphosis of Jazz. Swing and swoon to this exhilarating classical ride with an unforgettably smooth and sophisticated artist.  Supported by America’s greatest composers, the songs range from low-down blues to novelty patter, to heartfelt love songs to exuberant swing tunes. Kenny’s rich baritone, “shaded by a beautifully controlled and judiciously applied vibrato, is suave, ideal and elegant!. 
 
 Kenny Seabrook swings with an extraordinary Jazz Ensemble as his vocal management of the standards and not so classic "Classics" rock you beyond description. Another memorable evening with the Great Jazz Musicians.
The KENNY SEABROOK Ensemble - 8:00 pm - $10. Cover - 2 Drink Minimum
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In Recognition of An Outstanding Jazz Musician
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Jack Pierson - Master Musician - Jam Session Leader
Jazz piano's Jacksonville legacy wouldn't be what it is today if it weren't for the life, inspiration and the unique style of Jack Pierson. The Michigan Jazz Festival was dedicated to this outstanding jazz musician in 2004. Jack has performed with Cannonball Adderley, Neil Hefti, Les Elgart! He was the Coordinator of Henry Ford College Jazz Studies in Detroit and Monteux Switzerland with Donald Byrd, Bunky Green and Nathan Davis!
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Like Art Tatum, Jack Pierson is an undeniable inspiration for everyone who hears his ability to craft unique improvisations while staying true to the original melody and by his swing-inspired beats. Jack explores elements not typically found in jazz. And like Oscar Peterson, Jack will often spontaneously introduce the harmonizations of the likes of classical pianist Rachmaninoff into the mix as he creates and controls the beautiful expansion of his exceptional piano improvisations. A brilliant Jazz Pianist and quite a thrill to hear.
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Jack Pierson is an innovator, giving  voice to a wordless instrument and composing with his own technique, re-arranging into new and exciting layouts. He is among the few unique improvisationalist you can hear with a  notable influence on the local jazz evolution. Jack has used unusual scales to his improvisations, and revolutionized the Jazz Rich .. Jazzland Jacksonville Jam Sessions by his incredible impressions on the young aspiring jazz musicians who come here and express delight over being able to hear Jack Pierson.
A Straight Ahead Jazz Master 
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LONGINEU PARSONS & TED SHUMATE - Saturday April 5th 
 

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Longineu Parsons
Ted Schumate
Captivates Jazz and Blues Fans Everywhere!  
Come Get Your Mojo Working! Longineu & Ted means... Hands Clappin and Toes Tappin!! World re-known trumpet player and flutist, Longineu Parsons  and his friend and master of the guitar, Ted Shumate, brings... "21 BLUE" to Jacksonville for the First Time! They will get good and funky ...down to the ground just for you. Be prepared to swoon, dance and groove all night long!
 
BLUES for the 21st Century. Be forewarned! This is not for the faint hearted. This is NOT yesterday's blues. This is an pseudo evolutionary JAZZ, BLUES, superbly played by Longineu Parsons on cornet ( that once belonged to his mentor,Nat Adderley), on flute, trumpet, recorders and if that isn't enough, Longineu squirms while singing slap down, drag out, down and dirty blues like they suppose to be sung. Then there's Ted Shumate, internationally acclaimed guitarist ...has performed with Nat Adderley, Ira Sullivan, Red Rodney, Jimmy Cobb, Kenny Drew Jr., Joey Barron, Peter Erskine, Branford Marsalis, Lucky Peterson, Sonny Fortune, Larry Willis, Al DiMeola, Jeff Berlin, Walter Booker, Chip McNeill, Kenny Werner, Garry Dial, Gumbi Ortiz, Longineu Parsons, Wynton Marsalis, Gonzalo Mico and more! This is a Must See Performance the promises... "Hands Clappin' and Toes Tappin'. "A great night of JAZZ & BLUES" Don't delay! RESERVE NOW!  
Seating is limited. $15. Cover - RESERVE NOW! Click on the link below or CALL 904 240-1009  NOW!!!

RESERVE NOW FOR LONGINEU PARSONS

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LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL ON SATURDAY NIGHT- MARCH 22ND

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Cool Jazz - Motown - Latin 
Catch The Grooove Covers Them All. Think of a Smooth Jazz Group interlacing the sounds of Soulful R&B,  with Motown and Latin brilliantly in the mix. Catch The Grooove is fun and engaging. With diverse musical backgrounds and cultures, their sound compliments each as it reflects a sparkling perfectly blended unit.
 
Adrienne Johnson is absolutely thrilling on vocals You'll love the authentic sound she and Mike Stanley so easily capture on all your R&B favorites! If you turn away ...you just might think you're hearing the original! Treat Yourself to a Fabulous Night of Dancing, Singing Along, great music and memories you'll treasure!
Catch The Grooove
Russ Morang, Guitar - John Baker, Bass - Omar Torres, Drums - Mike Stanley, Sax & Flute
Adrienne Johnson, Vocals - Malik Graham, Keyboards - Tory Harris, Keyboards
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The AARON LEHRIAN TRIO Stars at The Jazzland St. Patrick's Day Celebration 

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On Saturday, February 1st, The Aaron Lehrian Trio took to Jazzland's stage for what turned out to be one of the best performances we have ever had the privilege to bring to you! The astonishing part is...these are students! Yet they played with what Oscar Petersen called the " Five Must Haves".... Touch, Timing, Tone, Talent and Taste, way beyond their years. They took ONE BREAK!!!!  I was reminded of the time I heard Michael Jackson sing ..."Who's Loving You!" There is no way, I thought...that an eight year old little boy can know how to sing that song with such "understanding"...to know exactly where to put the "pain and heartache" in a song like that! Well, Aaron Lehrian on Piano - Lamont Kaiser on Upright Bass and Emily Maddox on Drums returned me to that place! They made my heart and soul sing. They Made Every Struggle, Every Set-Back, Every Hoop I'm Pushed Through And Every Hurdle I'm Forced To Jump..... Entirely Worthwhile! -Carole Freeman
WOW!

KINNEY HAROLD JAZZ VIBRAPHONIST - DEBUTS WITH BLUE TOPAZ

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Blue Topaz, an outstanding Jazz Ensemble is led by Kinney Harold and features guitarist Glenn Wallace. Kinney Harold is a fascinating jazz musician. He doesn't always cling to the dynamic style he's developed.  His style is hip, advanced ... he fits in and naturally embraces any avant garde challenge. Glenn's played for over 48 years with great musicians like: Denis Fortune, Eddie Simons, Charles Erlend to name a few. He can also be heard on the CD Northbound Jazz Fusion available on Amazon.

Blue Topaz is a perfect blend of creative improvisation, telepathic responses with intricate and flexible head arrangements. The well constructed tunes utilizes the body of Glenn Wallace’s guitar as Javion Francis cleverly feeds the chords on the bridge. Glenn solos imaginatively with Kinney comping sensitively behind him as Ben Adkins on drums, builds a perfect foundation.  It's harmonic sophistication and melodic ingenuity that makes Blue Topaz’ improvisational concept so successful.
Kinney Harold, Vibes - Glenn Wallace, Guitar - Javion Francis, Piano - Ben Adkins, Drums
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NOAH PETERSEN - LIVE AT JAZZLAND!
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"NOAH PETERSEN"
ANOTHER Jazzland DEBUT!
  TONIGHT! FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7th - 8:00 PM
Noah Peterson, San Antonio saxophonist, composer and loop station wizard weaves a web of magical, musical mayhem and more. Enjoy a customized, electrified, sax-a-loop-a-licious journey into the land of the groove. Leaving no effects behind, this  observable orchestration performance is Tops!

This one-man funk freak emits a sonic curtain of awesomeness so thick you’ll think you took a bath in maple syrup.  Ballads so moving that Navy SEALS weep like school-girls.  Latin tunes so groovy you’ll dislocate your hip. This show is not for those with weak hearts, bad lungs, small minds and simple chronic halitosis.  If you need to uplift your soul, if you need to get up for the down-stroke; if you need to rejuvenate your spirit, this foot-stomping, disco’d-up sax-maniac is sure to leave you teased, pleased and begging for more. A Wild Night of Fun. 
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The Appleseed Collective - Jazzland & Jacksonville Debut 
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Mix the Hot Club of Paris with the sweaty soul of Dixieland, a couple blades of bluegrass, a pinch of ragtime beat, and a western swinging swagger and you've just conjured the sound of The Appleseed Collective. The band has put the pedal to the metal spreading their unique sound across the country. A century's worth of music with fresh perspective. "The blends of jazz, swing, bluegrass, Dixieland ditties and alluring gypsy-folk whirls.  From Wisconsin to Vermont, and from the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula down to Florida, The Appleseed Collective has been building momentum. Playing Summer Camp Music Festival, Hoxeyville, Earthwork Harvest Gathering, Sleepy Bear and Farm Block Fest; their Florida tour schedule has included stops in Destin, Tampa, Orlando and Jazzland in Jacksonville. With a new album's worth of music up their sleeves, The Appleseed Collective is gearing up for a second visit to the studio sometime soon. The flavors are deepening. They can't wait to share what they have.
 

Carole Freeman Remembers BILLIE HOLIDAY 
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Not only does she look like Billie Holiday, Carole shares the adventures of her personal connection and interaction with Billie Holiday! Billie's funeral, as it rounded Columbus Circle in New York City, offered Carole a brush with history and her legacy. After many years of deep appreciation for the unsparing struggles and hopelessness shared by most of the jazz pioneers at that time, Carole respects and remembers them. Most notably, Billie Holiday. Carole Freeman credibly remembers Billie by this remarkable performance, poignantly delivered with smiles, tears and feelings, on the wings of the outstanding and timeless compositions that comprise The Great American Songbook.
The plush colors of her phrasing, the deepening maturity of her interpretations and the propulsive, hilarious stories she unleashes at will, promises to delight and connect as it shines the adeptness of an incredible talent. She'll pay with pride, a tender and touching homage to one of her great influences, Billie Holiday.
Carole brings a beguiling lyricism to her styling, as well as a true sophisticated approach to jazz harmony with her outstanding trio. Step back as she sings the works of Billie whom she ennobles! You're in for a substantial treat! 
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The Carole Freeman Quartet

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JAVION FRANCIS - Special Guests! Kenny Seabrook & Sean Kirkland
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Jazzland Presents...
One Of Miami's Finest Young Pianist 
 The Javion Francis Trio 
 
Oscar Peterson once said, "... A Jazz Pianist Must Have Five Things To Succeed!"
TIMING - TASTE - TOUCH - TONE - TALENT  
This emerging young genius offers All Five with exceptional artistry at the piano.
He will delight you with fresh, rich, progressive takes on classic jazz tunes in his exquisite style.
 He's Humble, Engaging and Gifted! If you love Jazz Piano, this performance is for you!
Saturday Evening, November 9th - 8:00 PM 'til Midnight - $10. Cover - 2 Drink Minimum

Straight Ahead Jazz

Blues

Latin

 

 

JAZZLAND BRINGS YOU THE "NEXT GENERATION JAZZ NEWSMAKERS" 
See and Hear Them At Jazzland's Live Jazz Jam Sessions EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT!
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                    The Jazzland "All Stars" Jam Session Leaders
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SCOTT MARIASH

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MIKE PEREZ

Top Of The Line World Class Jazz Musicians!
SCOTT MARIASH ON DRUMS  -  MIKE PEREZ ON BASS
Leading Jazzland's Jam Sessions Every Tuesday Night 
There's Nothing Like It Anywhere Else In Town! 
Jazzland is especially proud of its illustrious All Stars Trio! They are accomplished "All Stars" and distinctively remarkable musicians! Scott Mariash- Session Leader on Drums is Fabulous! Watching him work is a thrill in itself.  - A prominent drummer on the Chicago jazz scene, many great musicians often sought Scott out as their first choice for a drummer. This allowed Scott to develop his modern and engaging approach, and apply it to the variety of musical styles to which he was asked to perform. In 1999 he released his first CD, BREATH" (recorded live to two track at C.E. Mikter Studios). It is available at CDbaby.com and features Vinson Johnson (reeds), Robert Applebaum (piano), and Michel Cristol (bass). The "Scott Mariash Trio" performed at various clubs and was the official group for the "Chicago Jazz Club "Delaney & Murphy."
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Mike Perez gets everyone's attention as he plays! He is totally mesmerizing and so good! Even though the bass is a service instrument, you know what we mean... the word 'base' means support, foundation. If you put up a building, the foundation must be steady and strong. Can you say Mike Perez??? Mike Perez can identify the chord for everyone  and after that he plays his sweet bippy off! Mike has so much humility. but you won't think of him as background. The fact of the matter is... he's holding the whole thing together.''
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LIVE FROM...
 ...JAZZLAND WELCOMES BILLY SLAIS TO JACKSONVILLE! 
                                                                     

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Jazzland welcomes Billy Slais, all the way from Reno, Nevada for a one night performance at 
Jazzland …Where The Great Musicians Play!
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Billy Slais, a native of Memphis, Tenn. grew musically during the days of STAX/VOLT. Billy is a saxophonist, songwriter, arranger and keyboardist. He has played with Elvin Bishop, Starship, did session work with Tower of Power and a member of Cold Blood before moving to Reno. Slais received the Air Force Commendation Medal for entertaining the troops during his tour of Vietnam. He was formerly the Entertainment Coordinator for the Enoteca Wine Cave at the Siena Casino in Reno, NV. He tours with Craig Chaquico and performs as the Billy Slais JAZZ Ensemble at select Northern Nevada venues.
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“Billy’s got a great ear, which means he can really hear the music, and that’s why when we played R&B, like when I backed up him and Mick Gillette on trumpet; it was always real tight.” said Steven “Doc” Kupka. Billy Slais said  ".. one thing a musician’s life will teach you is ... it’s what you’re doing today that counts. In this business, your credits mean nothing if you can’t play well right now. You’ve got to be on top of your game!” And Billie Slais is exactly that! A world class professional who is a pleasure to see and hear.
That's precisely why he's coming to Jazzland... Where The Great Musicians Play!
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THE AMBASSADOR OF JAZZ
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AL DOWNING

Jazzland is proud to pay tribute to the  "Ambassador of Jazz!" An exceptional jazz pioneer and Jacksonville native. We invite you to participate in a splendid evening of jazz honoring this hometown legend. We are especially proud because Jazzland, like Al Downing, is centered on advancing young jazz musicians as we channel his great dedication, contributions and achievements to Jazz and remember his remarkable life.
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This Great Jazz Pioneer Belongs To You, Jacksonville!  Alvin “Al” Joseph Downing was born in 1916 in Jacksonville, Florida. At five his gift for music was evident. By the 9th grade he'd organized his first band, The Ten Clouds of Joy. What a Legacy!  Al Downing played “every instrument.”      Major Al Downing, a Tuskegee Airman, also penned the Tuskegee Airmen Theme Song. As Special Services Officer at Tuskegee Army Air Field and leader of the 613th Army Air Forces band, Al Downing also created and directed a military musical extravaganza, “Operation Happiness” where General “Chappie” James served, as master of ceremonies. Al Downing was posthumously presented the Congressional  Gold Medal of Honor for being one of the Tuskegee Airmen,  the nation's first black combat pilots. His album,  “Al Downing And Friends Do Jazz” and “Angel Eyes” performed by his daughter, Evelyn, demand attention and excitement, to this day.
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This photo, "Flying Calvin" has been co-opted by The Smithsonian honoring CALVIN NEWBORN

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You Don't Have To Go To The Smithsonian Institute To See Him!

 "Calvin Newborn" "Internationally acclaimed Jazz and Blues Guitarist"
Keep Watching For The Date Of His Next Performance At Jazzland ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

One of America’s greatest heroes of Blues and Jazz, it is high time you found out more about Calvin Newborn. Musician, Playwright, Author, Educator. Calvin was Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at LeMoyne-Owen College. He also taught underprivileged children at the Stax Music Academy and has written numerous arrangements, compositions, stage plays and operettas. Calvin Newborn is living history and Jazzland is humbled and proud to turn a page or two …leading you to knowing why Calvin Newborn is important; why he is worthy of your complete attention.

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The Smithsonian Institute has co-opted the photo...  "Flying Calvin" as the logo for their Rock’N’Soul exhibit. Jazzland makes it possible for you to see, hear and feel what the historians will write about Calvin Newborn. Too bad the "King" is gone, otherwise he’d happily tell you himself! That’s right! Elvis Presley worshipped at Calvin’s feet. It was there he learned the showmanship for which he was so wildly famous. Elvis discovered how to move and dance under the skillful guidance and as a direct result of Calvin Newborn!  Calvin is well appreciated for his remarkable achievements in Jazz and Blues. With astonishing clarity, calvin recalls stories about "the glory days" ....the Blues and Jazz sessions with some of the greatest musicians of our time. Mgazines like Living Blues, Mojo, G.Q., and Cadence have all mined hundreds of tales about his work with Count Basie, Howlin Wolf and others. Let's hope that from among the listeners…a new talent will spark! Some young one will emerge to build on this exceptional talent and promise the waiting world its next Calvin Newborn.

EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Welcome To The Fold - They Deserve The Chance To Be Heard
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"for Love and Legacy"
Donnell Elam - Drums and Piano, Aaron Moon - Piano and Drums, Kenneth Rice - Bass Guitar
Ellis Thomas - Trumpet, Demon Jiles - Alto Saxophone
An eclectic mix of classic and modern jazz when the Edward Waters College Jazz Ensemble performs before an appreciative crowd at Jazzland.  Led by pianist, Donnell Elam, the ensemble is a mixture of seasoned students who love to play. Sometimes expansive, sometimes demure, the performance offers something for jazz fans of all ages and tastes, ranging from classic tunes to refreshingly rare tunes and brand new compositions.They are excelling at something wonderfully positive!!! 

Your support is the inspiration for this ensemble of fine young men. One of the many benefits of supporting an effort such as this is that in addition to the fine musical performances, you'll be touched by some of the interesting tidbits and insights about the students, the music and the compelling stories detailing the time and circumstances that led to the establishment of this ensemble. 
JAZZ!

JAZZLAND Supports Student Musicians And Sponsored 
A Scholarship Fundraising Concert- Proceeds to UNF Jazz Ensemble II 
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UNF JAZZ ENSEMBLE II, DENNIS MARKS, DIRECTOR

The UNF Jazz Ensemble II is part of The University of North Florida - Music Flagship Program, under the direction of  Dennis Marks, Associate Professor, Jazz Studies, Applied Bass. The concert Music Styles will include: Big Band Jazz  Swing Bop  Funk & Fusion. The following is a Roster of the Student Musicians: Trumpets- Ryan DaBrusco, Lead-Boca Raton, FL - Trevor Lundquist, Miami, FL - Mark Liebzeit, Palm Bay, FL - Briane Schmitt, Jacksonville, FL Trombones - Thomas Guitierrez, Lead- West Palm Beach, FL - Cameron Strine, Miami, FL - Gina Benalcazar, Kissimmee, FL - Michael Nunez, Bass, Miami, FL - Saxophones - Mercedes Beckman, Alto 1, Kissimmee, FL - Phil Engsberg, Alto 2, Milwaukee, WI - Alex Hernandez, Tenor 1, Sarasota, FL - Jesus Rodriguez, Tenor 2, Miami, FL - Darren Horvath, Baritone, Chicago, IL Rhythm Section - Ryan Slatko, Piano, Miami, FL - David Ott, Guitar, Lake Worth, FL - Mike Perez, Bass, Daytona Beach, FL Landon Baker, Drums, Orlando, FL - David Smith, Drums, Jacksonville, FL   Vocals  -  Bryan Hayes, Winter Park,  FL      Friday November 9th - 8:00 PM - Admission $10. Proceeds to UNF Jazz Ensemble Scholarship Fund. Let's Help Our Students!

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Jazzland Is A Fundamental Resource For Women Jazz Instrumentalist - Use Us! 
As women, we are caught between the dual problems of invisibility by the “myth of absence” and by “exclusion from performance opportunities.”
Jazzland is a bridge to the solution of those problems. One might easily conclude that an offering of a “Women In Jazz Series” every now and again,
might easily solve the dual problems. Not so! To us, that would simply exacerbate the unfair practice rather than provide an acceptable form of
embodiment to the women instrumentalist whose talents are consistently excluded. 
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To dispel the myth of absence, we submit that women jazz intrumentalist are available and an exceptional talent pool exists right here in Jacksonville,
from which to draw.  Jazzland’s role is to get you and that talented group believing ...that we are here for women too.  Jazzland’s goal is to book female
and male musicians. We have the local resources in talent and gender to do exactly that!
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Together, we must move beyond gender and call on all jazz musicians and their allies to move toward a progressive, humanist place where the experiences
and creative talents of all instrumentalists are equally respected and represented. To that end and if you are or know of women instrumentalist, who play
jazz, please forward this message on to them or simply let us know who and where they are! Jazzland is currently looking for and booking women jazz
instrumentalist! We have a place for you and your legacy in the glorious world of Jazz. We are a fundamental resource. Use us! 
Carole Freeman - 904 240-1009

 

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There's a New Vitamin  On The Market! Vitamin "J" - JAZZLAND'S Tuesday Night JAM SESSIONS

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GOTTA GET TO JAZZLAND'S..... JAM SESSIONS

 Vitamin "J" – Jazzland Jam Session! - But do you realize how effective and powerful it is? Here’s the news! Jazzland is actually the only source of Vitamin "J", the "Feel Good All Over" vitamin. According to Johnny Green, the composer of "Body & Soul"…It gives your body and soul relief from stress and other stuff.  How?  Vitamin "J" plays a crucial role in the proper functioning of your artistic body and soul. From your ear-brain reception to your happy heart and out through your tapping toes and clapping hands, your body demands a regular dose of Vitamin "J."  The most important function of Vitamin "J" is building your spirit and growing good thoughts, a peaceful heart with love and understanding for everyone! You'll grow stronger and stress free as Vitamin "J" fortifies you… "Body and Soul." 

Vitamin "J"
Jazzland Jams!

 

 

 "The Zach Bartholomew Trio's"  Debut - CD Release Performance!
What A Remakable Night! A Trio Of Exceptionally Talented , Fine Young Men! They Will Be Back!!!

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(left to right) MILES BOZEMAN, ZACH BARTHOLOMEW and BRANDON ROBERTSON

The Zach Bartholomew Trio performed their debut album, “Out of This Town” together with some classic tunes and Standards
at Jazzland on July 14th! The trio is now doing a CD release tour and performances throughout the summer and fall to promote the
album. To learn more about the band, please visit www.zbjazz.com or find them on facebook (www.facebook.com.zbjazz).

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Carole Freeman with ....

" The Southern Art Music Ensemble"

Jazzland has established itself by featuring top-flight musicians. With Jazzland's

high ranking series of performances with great players spanning multiple generations,

our jazz presentations reach  for the highest level of ecstatic communication between

two equals; Musicians and Patrons. The epitome of this connection popped with

exhilaration for you and some of our most notable jazz stars,....*
 "Among The Finest Jazz Ensembles In The Country"

Rare qualities and in command of every salient variable, with an undeniable scope of

 improvisation, intensely stunning nuance with jaw-dropping style and swing at any tempo.

The Phenomenal .... "Southern Art Music Ensemble!" "Top Of The Line Jazz" 

A Year Of Spectacular Jazz In Jacksonville!
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CONGRATULATIONS,  JAZZLAND

FOUR YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE JACKSONVILLE COMMUNITY

THANK YOU JACKSONVILLE FOR HELPING JAZZLAND MAKE HISTORY

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In just TWO years, Jazzland's throbbing jazz nightlife has become a magnet for jazz thrill seekers from way beyond the Jacksonville community. "Jazz is truly ascending" says Carole Freeman, the vibrant manager of Jazzland. "Everybody’s excited and comes to see and hear the great jazz musicians we’re fortunate enough to find.  They’ve found a place that’s "exotic, safe, colorful, and sensuous; a place of laughing, singing, and dancing; a place where the night lights up to Live Jam Sessions Every Tuesday Night and Sensational Jazz Every weekend."

University Boulevard rings with jazz music, jam sessions, dance, and happiness. Beautiful cars line up for blocks under the glittering stars above Jazzland whose doors swallow up and spit out crowds of jazz lovers on Friday and Saturday night. In all of Jacksonville, Jazzland is the Only Live Jazz club. On Friday and Saturday nights, when the music begin to play, the whole city wants to "cross the line" and come to University Blvd North. They call Jazzland "The Place" because you can find everybody whose anybody there on a Saturday night, clapping and stomping away to the Best Jazz in Town. In fact, people will tell you this is where the Jazz patrons of Jacksonville have finally found a remarkable haven for exceptional "Authentic" Jazz. 

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So what is this groovy place all about? Why do people come from miles around to have a taste of Jazzland’s nightlife? Put on your Saturday night frocks, and let's go find out. And by the way...If you're new to Jazz, you might consider spending a few Saturday and Sunday nights listening to "This Is Jazz" a radio show hosted by Jazz historian Bob Bednar. The show airs on Public Radio, WJCT 89.9 Midnight on Friday, Saturday 8-10pm & Sundays 9 to 11. Bob is the perfect  Intimate Guide to Jazz

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Now you’re ready to hang out till midnight with great music, a fun crowd and plenty to do. You feel like you’re in an old movie. The music is absolutely beautiful — soaring choruses played with blinding passion and the high-stepping music of trumpets and saxophones. Critics love it. The audience is very diverse- a wonderful mixture of Jacksonville’s many cultures. It's song and dance they're after, and by the time Jazzland lets out, everyone’s exhilarated, full of love and wildly happy!

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Did I say they call Jazzland "The Place" because you can find everybody whose anybody there on a Saturday night? That's worth repeating! Inside, the patrons are going from table to table greeting friends. A couple of men with very expensive suits stand under the glass chandelier chatting. Leaning on the counter rail, some women in stylish, gleaming dresses are talking away.

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Not everyone is rich or prominent. There is a terriffic mix of our beautiful city. You'll find office workers, car salesmen, maids, teachers, social workers, longshoremen, college professors, students and just about everything else! But once you're inside, it doesn't matter who you are or how you dress! They Love You and make you feel oh so special! The stage is black with multi colored lights circling the floor borders. The décor is a regal burgundy and gold with pictures of yesterday’s Jazz stars covering the walls. The music is jumping and it seems like everyone’s swaying.

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While Jazzland’s style and décor is reminiscent of the New York Jazz clubs of the 30’s & 40’s… it’s policies are not! Like the days when W.C. Handy, the father of the blues, was turned away from the Cotton Club while his music was blaring away inside; where the stage was lined with cotton bushes and rickety plantation cabins with the bare legs of light-skinned black women kicking high to the sound of pulsating horns. Those days are dead and gone. Today, Jazzland reflects the wonderful cultural blend of a beautifully progressive America. Where musicians and patrons come together, where both are respected and happily joined by the exquisite beauty of ... and love for America's own classical music, Jazz!

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Join Us! We Want You To Be One Of Jazzland's Beautiful, Loyal Patrons
 

                                    

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HERE'S WHAT YOU'll LOVE ABOUT JAZZLAND!  

 Safe, Comfortable, Cozy Place With A Super Cool Mature, Friendly Crowd. The Great Musicians We Feature!
                   The Unbeatable Prices for Fine Wines, Domestic and Imported  Beers, and you'll have...
                                     "The Perfect Nitche for Your Sophisticated Lifestyle."  
                      The Perfect Place for A Super-Sensational Evening!
  JAZZLAND ... where the great musicians play! 1324 University Blvd. North - (904-240-1009)

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Thank You Jacksonville For Your Love And Support And For Choosing Jazzland! We Love You Too!

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DENNIS MARKS, OUTSTANDING MUSICIAN - UPRIGHT BASS

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A FABULOUS NEW FEATURE JUST FOR YOU
 

The Jazzland Jubilee -  An E-zine Quarterly Jazz Publication - featuring articles and columns by outstanding contributing writers
and other professionals who are experts in the world of jazz. Each month, Jazzland will select and feature a photo and story  about our  
"Patron of the Month" and  "Jazz Artist of the Month" in each issue.  We love to show you off!!!
Our Jazz patrons love to get, and Jazzland loves to give  "tidbits" of information. Moreover, there is a deep appreciation for the authenticity
and integrity of Jazz, and an overwhelming desire to understand the inherent spontaneity, improvisation and originality that makes every
single performance of a jazz tune unique and new. Jazzland's patrons  want to learn new and interesting things
 from credible jazz leaders who understand that.....
                                                                   ......The Music Is The Star!
If you're interested and would like to contribute jazz news items, articles, or other information about Jazz ...or if you would
like to advertise your events, products and services in the Jazzland  Jubilee,  please contact us. The Jazzland Jubilee will also
feature a Musician's Mix and Match section. Here you can find other musicians, buy and sell equipment, parts and services.
                                                                     Thank You For Your Interest and Support

To contribute articles, photos or for advertisments, click here

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"THIS IS JAZZ" Jazz Radio At Its Finest with host BOB BEDNAR- Bob Bednar is the producer and host of WJCT"s This Is Jazz! Bob has been loving and listening to jazz his entire life, both as performer and as radio host. Bednar hosted his first jazz  program at Philadelphia’s WRTI and served as a first call drummer in Philadelphia during 50s and ‘60s. Bednar has played with Zoot Sims, Charlie Ventura, Stephane Grappelli, and more.Bednar began hosting This Is Jazz in 1993. He educates and entertains a new generation of jazz lovers on his popular radio program.  2010 Hall of Fame Inductee - Outstanding Jazz Historian & Radio Host at WJCT 89.9 FM - Listen To Great Jazz - Friday at Midnight - Saturday 8-10pm and Sunday   9-11pm                                                

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The Jacksonville Jazz Festival Hall Of Fame Inductees at Jazzland 

JAZZLAND CAFE... where great musicians play!

A Special Jazzland Treat For The Florida-Georgia Weekend! "CALVIN NEWBORN"
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Brenda Kelly & Dot Wilder         John Shilby & Calvin Newborn         Joyce Johnson  and Friends                              Sleepy Gilliard                      John Shilby Joining In

Calvin Newborn, A Living Legend and Beautiful Musician! Calvin played on B.B. King’s first recordings. Taught Elvis how to dance.  Tore up the Big Apple

back in the day of BeBop, Blues and Jazz! He’s the brother of jazz virtuoso Phineas Newborn! On October 28th & 29th, Calvin returned to Jazzland chronicling

his distinctive mix of Memphis Blues and Jazz. Born and raised in Memphis, in the heart of the city's gutbucket blues scene, Calvin paid his dues on Beale Street

when R&B was king. His impeccable jazz pedigree was honed in New York City recording sessions and in smoky after-hours joints alongside players like Jimmy

Forrest, Hank Crawford, Charles Mingus, and Earl Hines. His consummate sidemen included Donald Brown (Jazz Messengers) and Herman Green (Muddy Waters,

 Ike Turner, Miles Davis).

  SPECIAL DAYS ARE COMING SOON! LET JAZZLAND HOST YOUR PRIVATE PARTIES AND SPECIAL EVENTS.  

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"JAZZLAND CABARET NIGHTS" -  EXCITING NEW FEATURE COMING SOON!
ATTENTION SINGERS, SOLO PERFORMERS AND OTHER SPECIALTY ENTERTAINERS!! 
Curtains Up!  Jazzland Is The Absolute Perfect Venue For Your Fabulous Cabaret Show 
That’s how you'll see the cozy new addition coming soon to our nightspot with an atmosphere of casual elegance.
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That’s why so many fine performers will be putting their acts together. Anyone with a good act and a few bucks can have the
perfect venue. Use Jazzland Cabaret to  build fan support and showcase talent. With Cabaret, a team will share the expense
and effort. For decades, Cabaret has been the starting place for aspiring performers and the holding place for established acts. 
Cabaret performances are less pricey while being equally as entertaining. We believe, Jazzland Cabaret Nights will inspire 
new talent by keeping their dreams alive; by helping  the dreams …come true.
 

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Gino Gonzales, Gary Starling & Calvin Newborn
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The Youngsters Came To Hear Calvin Newborn
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Calvin Newborn with Joyce & Dick Bizot
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The "Beautiful" Stewarts
 

Longineu Parsons Return To Jazzland Was Simply Grand! 
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LONGINEU PARSONS, 2006 INDUCTEE & CAROLE FREEMAN

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BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, BEAUTIFUL MUSICIANS, BEAUTIFUL JAZZ, JUST....BEAUTIFUL, ANYTIME AT JAZZLAND.

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Joe Pellegrino, Carole, Kenny MacKenzie & Scott Mariash

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The Jarell Harris Trio
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Gino Gonzales, Carole, Doug Carn & Calvin Newborn
 

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CAROLE FREEMAN

Soft & Sentimental Saturday Nights at Jazzland..... 
"Carole Freeman sang her love songs Saturday night! She took her audience down a personal memory lane to meet her first love, her lost love, her forbidden love. Carole
lamented the love she could never have. Even her transfigured love after having lost her husband and first born son! She talked about being stalled for a brief time on an elevator
with the late New York Congressman, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., when she was just eighteen years old. And, how she fell like an anchor into the shine of his beautiful appearance.
The very sight of Congressman Powell, Carole recalled, erased all thoughts of her first love, in an instant! The audience was in stiches as she remembered those five minutes in the
elevator. As the session progressed, Carole led each tune with a poignant  narrative, guiding her listeners through every inch of every kind of love emotion she's ever known, as she captured her memories in song. It was a wonderfully moving night at Jazzland. If you missed it, don't despair. Carole's 2014 schedule will post soon. Keep Watching! 

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ANGELA TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS AT JAZZLAND

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ANGELA BRINGING IN THE BUSINESS AT JAZZLAND

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Jazzland Is Absolutely Perfect for Private & Corporate Events and Parties

Start Planning Now and Book Early For Best Dates. Call (904) 240-1009 -Reserve Your Special Date!  

Thank You Jacksonville For Your Love And Support And For Choosing Jazzland! We Love You Too!

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The Saunders, Grooving at Jazzland
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1324 University Boulevard North, 

Jacksonville,Florida 32211  Phone: 904.240-1009 

info@jazzlandcafe.com 

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JAZZLAND

JAZZLAND is Jazz at its finest! Now close enough to touch. You’ll see the astonishing musicians of this original art form …smile, sweat and grimace, in pursuit of that killing phrase. JAZZLAND is everything a jazz club should be. Dim, intimate, intense and hazy, with good acoustics. 

Weekends offer jazz performances each night. A wide variety of Jazz styles and musicians... and all Top Notch! Coming soon will be our Jazz Cabaret Night; Live Every Saturday night, be inspired by outstanding Jazz Musicians! If you're in Jacksonville and you want to experience live jazz played well in a great jazz venue, duck into this sensational, new Jazz Room for some great music. Don’t mind coming alone. JAZZLAND is a super way to meet new and old friends and a cool way to spend an evening! A happy, friendly crowd is waiting to welcome you to JAZZLAND ...where great musicians play!

Jazzland Café Inc

A Florida Corporation

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Consider Jazzland For Your Private Events and Parties! You'll Love Our Rates!

Casual, Elegant, or Extravagant, Jazzland  is the perfect location for your Special Event with over 2,400 sq ft of Unique Private Event Space to accommodate groups of 105 guests. The chic accommodations and historical Jazz setting make Jazzland an ideal choice. When you choose Jazzland to celebrate your event, you can expect the very best.

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Jazzland Jam Sessions

Talented amateurs share Jazzland's spotlight with seasoned professionals in a warm party atmosphere. Newcomers and vocalists are welcome. Tunes can run for a long time, as everyone gets their choruses in, frequently exhausting the rhythm section players and the musicians are so friendly. A great bunch of Jazz lovers. Don't let the amateur status fool you. There are surgeons, college professors and shoe salesmen here who can blow your socks off !! Join us at Jazzland on Jam Session Night.

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