Endorsements

With strong guidance from Artistic Director Les DeMerle, and memorable performances by jazz legends the Amelia Island Jazz Festival has already garnered the endorsement of leaders in jazz. Here is what they had to say:

 

Winton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis
(Artistic Director Jazz at Lincoln Center)

“With great pleasure, I endorse the Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival. From jazz education to the exciting concert headliners, this is sure to be one swingin’ festival.”

 

Mccoy Tyner

McCoy Tyner
(Legendary Jazz Pianist)

“Congratulations on the Amelia Island Jazz Festival. This exciting presentation is sure to enrich the lives of many people with our true American art from, jazz. Keep it swingin’!”

 

Louie Bellson

Louie Bellson
(Legendary Jazz Drummer)

“Congratulations on a great festival. Thanks for keeping jazz alive and sharing it with the world.”

Lee Konitz

Lee Konitz
(Alto Sax)

“Check out the Amelia Island Jazz Festival.
It’s the real deal.”

 

Roy Ayers

 

Roy Ayers
(Vibes)

“This jazz fest is sure to excite!”

jimmyHeath

Jimmy Heath
(Tenor sax)

“The Amelia Island Jazz Festival features jazz, blues and beyond.”

 

Lew Tabakin

Lew Tabakin
(Tenor sax)

“Check out this great festival – it’s swingin’!”

 

Eric Marienthal

Eric Marienthal
(Fusion Jazz Sax)

“The Amelia Island Jazz Festival is hot and cool. I look forward to playing there soon.

 

Phyl Woods

Phil Woods
(Alto Sax Legend)

“This festival is 100% jazz – entertaining and educational.”

 

James Moody

James Moody
(Tenor Sax)

“I’ll see you at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival! There I go, there I go, there I go!”

 

Monte Alexander

Monte Alexander
(Piano)

“You got to make it to the Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival. I’m going to try to make it – and we’ll be swingin’!”

 

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