Lee Quick, Lori Gill, Ted Tedesco, Rhys Bennett

If you didn't come to Sunday's Jazz Jam, you missed a ton of fun and exciting entertainment!!! We had a few new faces among the musians and singers. OUTSTANDING!

As always, E.T. Swing's The Thing band and the sit-in musicians put on a fabulous show. Lots of dancing (more than I've ever seen before).

We had special appearances by our own Lori Gill, Roland Flemming, James Whitfield, Marge Ordway, Joyce Lundgren, Robbie Moore, Jamie Lee, and a slam-dunk performance of At Last by Kary Adams that not only packed the dance floor but brought the crowd to their feet.

One of our high school student recipients of a Band Camp Scholarship has made a few appearances now. Rhys (pronounced "Reese") Bennett plays the baritone sax. His talent is awesome, and he's not only getting the benefit of the camp, but also working live with our musicians. He takes his cues right on time and creates some great jazz runs. His passion sure shines when he performs for us! KEEP COMING! Watch for his bio and photo on the Musician's page soon.

We were all looking forward to the return of musician and singer James Whitfield to the E. T. Swing's The Thing Band after a long medical absence. James looks great, sounded better than ever, and is just, simply put, an inspiration to all of us to have such a positive attitude after all that he has been through over the past several months. We especially want to thank those musicians who took their time to volunteer music performances at the rehab center, including James in the shows: Jame Lee, Roland Flemming, Eddie Trester. I'm sure it not only made a big difference to James' encouragement, but served as a special treat to other patients and the staff. Way to go!!!

Please be sure to check out our Musician's page for a bio of Bill Prince. What a shocker to read how many famous bands and singers he has played for. His web site is listed so you can read more.

Winners of our raffle of $40 each were Marge Ordway and Elise Nevel. Thank you Elise for the donation back to the SAJS.

There will be no monthly meeting in August, but there WILL be a Jazz Jam. More information on that later.

More exciting web site changes coming!

GREAT NEWS! We are currently in the process of uploading the many, many pictures all of you have turned in to me for the events we have had!!! There is now a new category tab added at the top for the pictures. It will be easy to access each event by category folder. This will be an exciting, fun page to share with all your friends. Use it to encourage others to come and share in the party atmosphere our planners provide for us.

UPDATE 7/28/14: I have completed the task of resizing over 150 pictures from Mardi Gras, Easter, and yesterday's Jazz Jams. I have uploaded them into DROPBOX. For those of you not familiar with this, it's like a cloud in the sky that you put the pictures in, and our Goddess Cheryl (from Sequoia Web designs) plucks them out like stars and moves them onto our page. Hopefully this task will be completed within a few short days, so check back. There may seem to be some duplicates, but I noticed in some pics, I took a 2nd one where different people were facing me. Let's face it, we all like to see ourselves, and I didn't want to leave anyone out.

Important Notice

UPDATE (7/29/14):

GREAT NEWS! We will continue to have our Jazz Jams at the Royal St. Augustine Golf & Country Club on the last Sunday of each month. A big THANK YOU to our President Don Stockman for his hard work in negotiations with them.

(A gentle nudge: please do not forget to tip the staff!)

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We are still negotiating our Monthly Jazz Jam event meeting place. Please keep up with your email newsletters and this web site for further information. September's location has not been finalized as to whether we have use of the Royal St. Augustine Golf & Country Club.

July 2014 Jazz Jam

 July 27, 2014 will be our next Jazz Jam, presented by Eddie Trester with his E. T. Swing Band. 

This month's Jazz Jam will host a great "WELCOME BACK" for James Whitfield on sax and vocals, returning to the music scene after a long medical recovery process. Eddie Trester will be on drums, Lee Quick on keyboard, and Ted Tedesco on the jazz bass.

Musicians are always welcome to join in as well as vocalists.

2:00-5:00 p.m., Sunday afternoon. Admission is $5.00 for members, $7.00 for public.  Our venues keep growing as our members invite their friends to join in this great live entertainment, dancing, dining, sharing a few laughs and having a drink or two. The price is more than worth it!

The event will be held at our regular location from 2-5:00 p.m. at the Royal St. Augustine Golf & Country Club located right off SR 16, 301 Royal St. Augustine Pkwy.



Musicians Schedule

Find Where Your Favorite Musicians & Singers Are Performing Throughout Our Great Town

Roland Flemming Connection

The Reef, Friday, 8/1, 6:30-10:00 p.m., Roland and Bill Glenn on sax and clarinet

The Reef, Saturday, 8/2, 9:00-1230 p.m., Roland and Greg Wier (Flute) Stogies Jazz Club

Lee & Witt

Las Palmas, Palm Coast  8/9 2:00

Jamie Lee at the Piano

6/2 Wickline Center 11:00

6/5 Windsor 1:30

6/11 Las Palmas 2:00

6/16 Silgel

6/19 Windsor

6/27 Magnolia

6/30 Windsor

Boston Connection

Every Thursday, Panama Hatties 4:30

6/29 Jazz Jam, 2:00

Every Tuesday, Black Cloud - Big Band



March 30, 2014 UNF Jazz Ensemble to perform

March 30, 2014 we are featuring the UNF Jazz Ensemble band at our next Jazz Jam, at Royal St. Augustine, 2:00-6:00

Monthly Meeting of SAJS

  • 1st Monday of every month unless posted otherwise
  • 7 PM at St. Augustine Beach City Hall
  • Building across from the Police Station located at the corner of 16th St and A1A South.