2015 Festival Tickets & Events

    Past AIJF Performers

    Jay-Beckenstein - Spyro Gyra

    Spyro Gyra – Bandleader Jay Beckenstein

    "...the Amelia Island Jazz Festival rocks. We had an amazing time here...."

    2012 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    2014-06-22T22:31:48+00:00

    2012 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    Jay-Beckenstein - Spyro Gyra
    “…the Amelia Island Jazz Festival rocks. We had an amazing time here….”
    Harry Allen at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    Harry Allen

    "A great swingin' festival in a beautiful setting. I had a ball and hope to be back soon."

    2009 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    2014-06-22T22:43:26+00:00

    2009 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    Harry Allen at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival
    “A great swingin’ festival in a beautiful setting. I had a ball and hope to be back soon.”
    Mindi Abair at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    Mindi Abair

    "This Festival rocks!  You've got something really good going here.  I hope to be back soon...."

    2013 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    2014-06-22T22:03:10+00:00

    2013 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    Mindi Abair at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival
    “This Festival rocks!  You’ve got something really good going here.  I hope to be back soon….”
    Ramsey Lewis at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    Ramsey Lewis

    "This Festival is the 'real deal' because the focus is on true Jazz music.  I look forward to be back..."

    2010 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    2014-06-22T22:40:03+00:00

    2010 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    Ramsey Lewis at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival
    “This Festival is the ‘real deal’ because the focus is on true Jazz music.  I look forward to be back…”
    NIcole Henry and Doug Cameron (AIJF 2011)

    Nicole Henry and Doug Cameron

    "... so much love. This is a fabulous festival and a great place to hang out..."

    " Definitely... I look forward to coming back soon!"

    2011 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    2014-06-22T22:37:36+00:00

    2011 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    NIcole Henry and Doug Cameron (AIJF 2011)
    “… so much love. This is a fabulous festival and a great place to hang out…” ” Definitely… I look forward to coming back soon!”
    David Sanborn at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    David Sanborn

    "The Amelia Island Jazz Festival is authentic, exciting and charming. I love the island and I look forward to coming back soon."

    2009 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    2014-06-22T22:41:55+00:00

    2009 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    David Sanborn at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival
    “The Amelia Island Jazz Festival is authentic, exciting and charming. I love the island and I look forward to coming back soon.”
    Marcus Printup at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    Marcus Printup

    "The vibe is right and the true spirit of jazz is alive and swingin'. The Amelia Island Jazz Festival is the best!"

    2006 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    2014-06-22T22:46:04+00:00

    2006 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    Marcus Printup at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival
    “The vibe is right and the true spirit of jazz is alive and swingin’. The Amelia Island Jazz Festival is the best!”
    Daniel Glass at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    Daniel Glass

    "We, The Royal Crown Revue, had great time performing at this Festival.  What an amazing audience you are! We hope to be back!"

    2013 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    2014-06-22T22:06:54+00:00

    2013 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    Daniel Glass at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival
    “We, The Royal Crown Revue, had great time performing at this Festival.  What an amazing audience you are! We hope to be back!”
    David Benoit at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    David Benoit

    "... what a great audience and an amazing place to have a Festival..."

    2012 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    2014-06-22T22:28:54+00:00

    2012 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    David Benoit at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival
    “… what a great audience and an amazing place to have a Festival…”
    Buckwheat Zydeco at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    Buckwheat Zydeco

    "This Festival is so much fun.... I hope you'll ask us to come back soon!..."

    2011 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    2014-06-22T22:35:15+00:00

    2011 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    Buckwheat Zydeco at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival
    “This Festival is so much fun…. I hope you’ll ask us to come back soon!…”

    Tim Yanke named official artist for the Amelia Island Jazz Festival

    Legends Tim Yanke

    Originally published by Park West Gallery

     

    Park West Gallery artist Tim Yanke of Birmingham, Michigan has been chosen to be the official artist for the 12th Annual Amelia Island Jazz Festival in Florida.

    Yanke has created original artwork he will donate that will be auctioned off to benefit the Amelia Island Jazz Festival Scholarship Program. The funds raised will coincide with the festival’s 4th Annual Big Band Bash gala on February 14 in the Amelia Ballroom at the OMNI Resorts Amelia Island Plantation.

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    DeMerles return and gear up for Big Band Bash Gala Dinner/Dance on Valentine’s Day

    AIJF Big Band Bash 2014

    Amelia Island Jazz Festival Artistic Director Les DeMerle and his wife, vocalist Bonnie Eisele, return to the Island this week from a three month sojourn cruising Australia and New Zealand. They’re more than warmed up after performing nightly on the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship and thus eager to swing at the 4th annual BIG BAND BASH Benefit Gala, which will take place Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14 at the Omni Resorts Amelia Island Plantation , in the Amelia Ballroom. The popular Dinner/Dance will present The Dynamic Les DeMerle 17 piece Orchestra, featuring Eisele and special guests, in a salute to America’s legendary big bands.

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    BIG BAND BASH GALA DINNER/DANCE SET FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

    AIJF Sets Randy Brecker and Tony Monaco as 2014 Headliners

    Randy Brecker 2014 AIJF Headliner

     

     

    Jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker, a multiple Grammy Awards winner, and monster jazz organ player Tony Monaco, are set to headline the 2014 Amelia Island Jazz Festival, it was announced recently by AIJF Artistic Director Les DeMerle. A hugely successful performer who has sold well over a half million albums as a solo artist, Brecker will be performing a tribute to the Brecker Brothers in honor of his late brother Michael, on Saturday, October 18, at the Omni Resorts Amelia Island Plantation. Credited with augmenting the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades, Randy Brecker’s trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of recording artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament/Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, and Jaco Pastorius.

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