See the Calendar page for this exciting event. Deadline for dinner tickets is 4/12/14.
UNF Jazz Encemble Band, March 30, 2014
The UNF Jazz Ensemble Band was too exciting for words! The event began with some of our regular favorite musicians and singers. Our musicians are hard to top, but the UNF Jazz Band came on the stage and literally brought the house down, bringing the audience to their feet, clapping, singing along the echo of "Big Mike's" jazzy vocal rendition of Minnie the Moocher, then aweing the crowd with his fast fingers as he was featured in another song on his clarinet. Several other musicians were featured in solo-lead parts as well.
After they finished, our President, Don Stockman invited them to come to any of our regular jazz jams and sit in with our band. Then, we we continued to be entertained by another great group of regular musicians and singers for the close-out set.
This was one of the largest Jazz Jams we have had in a long time. Our count was around 130 people who attended, and we were fortunate to have a good number of new members that signed up that day!
I had the pleasure of meeting our guitarist who also played with the Glenn Miller Band. Since moving to Florida 13 years ago, I have met three musicians who played with that famous band. We live in a great city of musicians. Don't let the word "retirement" fool you. Rocky Ray still plays a mean jazz bass guitar at the age of 93!!! I feel so honored to be so greatly entertained. by Jamie Lee
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Upcoming Event: March 30, 2014
St. Augustine Jazz Society will hold its’ monthly Jazz Jam featuring the UNF Jazz Ensemble on Sunday, March 30th from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Royal St. Augustine Golf & Country Club at 241-339 Royal St. Augustine Pkwy directly off US 16, one mile from US 1.
Featuring Dixieland and jazz favorites, dancing, and dinner available for purchase. Proceeds from this organization go toward scholarships to music students.
Come dine and dance with us! Public is invited. Entry fee for members: $5.00, non-members: $7.00.