Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Elio's Quartet is the winner of the 2009 International Jazz Festival in Havana, Cuba. The Quartet consists of talented musicians such as Elio Piedra on drums, Livan Mesa on piano and keyboard, Yunior Arronte on saxophone and keyboard and Yorgis Goiricelaya on bass. All of these musicians have enjoyed a successful career in the music industry and have experience at the national and the international level.Elio's Quartet was founded in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Quartet's purpose was to introduce an innovative mixture of styles and sounds, ranging from Smooth Jazz, Gospel, Swing, and Funk, to Classical Music. The Quartet's roots lies in AfroCuban Latin Jazz, from which they derive their unique rhythms.Buy tickets
Sunday, December 11th at 7:30p
Peter White teams up again with 2 of the top artists in smooth jazz (Rick Braun and Euge Groove) to bring his annual Christmas show back to the Jacksonville, this time at The Ritz Theatre for a truly intimate set. Peter, Rick and Euge will play some of your Christmas favorites as well as their own personal hits.
Friday, December 30, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Since they first came together at a 3 a.m. jam at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2012, the Nth Power have been defying and redefining all the conventions of what a band can be. This is a powerhouse quartet of world class players, ones who have powered the music of icons like Beyonce, Chaka Khan, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Big Daddy Kane, funk innovator Maceo Parker, Groovechild, jazz greats Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison to name a few. Their sound fearlessly crosses genres – marrying funky soul, rock, R&B, jazz, Gospel, folk and World Beat with improvisational chops that can match any collective on the jazz and jam band scenes.
Thursday, February 2nd at 7p
Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Greenville, NC, contemporary jazz vocalist Christie N. Dashiell returned to hone her skills at Howard University and, later, at The Manhattan School of Music. Dashiell’s history includes performances with Howard’s premiere vocal jazz ensemble, Afro-Blue. She has also performed at the Kennedy Center as a participant of the 2010 Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead residency program, at Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C., and as a part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People program.
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