Come out to Amelia Island, October 7th through the 14th, for a variety of jazz concerts and events – and it kicks off with a free concert!
Amelia Island Jazz Festival may only be 17 years old but it’s already showing the potential to turn into a world-class event. Like Monterey and Newport, Amelia Island Jazz Festival has attracted a variety of jazz greats. Larry Coryell, Randy Brecker, Spyro Gyra, David Benoit, Buckwheat Zydeco, David Sanborn, Ramsey Lewis, and many others have graced the Amelia Island Jazz Festival lineup.
The week-long festival also includes up-and-coming jazz stars. Players whose fresh new approach or emulation of past greats will surprise and excite festival audiences. The festival is also a stew of styles. You’ll hear world-class swing, bebop, Dixieland, big band, Latin, and contemporary jazz at the festival. You will not be bored!
This year’s lineup includes nine-time Grammy winner and Manhattan Transfer vocalist Janis Siegel performing with the Requinte Trio. Other headliners include jazz guitarist Henry Johnson, El Niño & the Latin Jazz Knights, vocalist Bonnie Eisele, and drummer and festival organizer, Les DeMerle.
2018 Amelia Island Jazz Festival Schedule
Jazz in the Park – Free Concert
Sunday, October 7 – 2pm to 4 pm
Jazz Festival Sponsor Party
Monday, October 8 – 7pm to 9pm
Jazz & Wine Tasting
Tuesday, October 9 – 6pm to 8pm
Jump Jive And Wail / Swing Night
Wednesday, October 10 – 7pm to 10pm
Hot Latin Jazz Concert & Dance
Thursday, October 11 – 7pm to 10pm
Henry Johnson in Concert
Friday, October 12 – 7pm
Requinte Trio with Janis Siegel in Concert
Saturday, October 13 – 7pm
Nawlin’s Dixieland Jazz Brunch
Sunday, October 14 – 1st Seating: 11am, 2nd Seating: 1pm
Amelia Island Jazz Festival 2018
October 7th through the 14th
Amelia Island Jazz Festival performances are held at different venues around Amelia Island. Proceeds from the festival go toward a scholarship program for aspiring jazz musicians and bringing a rich variety of great jazz to the Amelia Island area.
Amelia Island Lodging
No matter what brings you to out to our delightfully sandy beaches and blue skies, your best bet for accommodations is one of the many locally owned and operated Amelia Island inns. Amelia Island B&B’s offer top-tier amenities, full breakfasts, and on-site hosts with a wealth of knowledge about what to see and do while you’re here. Make the most of your Florida Coast getaway – discover your Amelia Island home away from home, today!