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Jacksonville Jazz Festival Line-up

The City of Jacksonville is proud to announce an exciting lineup of performances for the 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival scheduled for Thursday, May 26 through Sunday, May 29. All festival performances and elements are free and open to the public unless otherwise listed. This year's festival will continue the tradition of jazz in Jacksonville with a variety ...

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Terry Myers: Smiles

Read "Smiles" reviewed by Andrew J. Sammut

Tuneful, swinging and technically polished. Terry Myers isn't worried about anything else jazz is “supposed" to be. Smiles is a relaxed yet energetic romp through some standards, ballads and blues that the Florida-based saxophonist clearly loves to play. There's nothing complex or innovative here, just four musicians having a good time and looking to take the ...

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The Terry Myers Orchestra: A Tribute to Benny Goodman

Read "A Tribute to Benny Goodman" reviewed by Jack Bowers

In this earnest salute to the King of Swing, clarinetist Terry Myers and his splendid Florida–based orchestra frame impressive likenesses of songs that helped make Benny Goodman a household name when big bands ruled the musical world. While there’s nothing here that one hasn’t heard before, there’s also nothing that’s not worth hearing again (that’s what ...