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November 19, 2023 3:00PM
Big Band Feature: East to West


The full Jacksonville Jazz Collective blows open the inaugural Jazz Series with a tour of big band music, from the energetic swing of the East Coast to the cool, sophisticated style of the West. 

This program runs approximately 1 hour 45 minutes and has one 20-minute intermission. 

James Jenkins Jazz Series Curator & Jacksonville Jazz Collective Director 
The Jacksonville Jazz Collective:

Todd DelGiudice, section leader 
Mike Emmert 
Alexander Hernandez 
DeAndre Lettsome 
Juan Rollan 

Mick Pepper, section leader 
Chris Creswell 
Blake Schlabach 
Lance Reed 

Marvin Ferebee, section leader 
Ray Calendar 
Dave Champaine 
Langston Oliver 
Marisa Webster 

John Lumpkin Drums, section leader 
Joshua Bowlus Piano 
Lawrence Buckner Bass 
James Hogan Guitar 

Musical Arrangements: 
Bill Prince 

Material Support: 
Rhapsody Music 

Selections to be announced from the stage.

The Jacksonville Jazz Collective would like to thank Major R. Bailey and Frederick Green for their work as artistic consultants on this program. 


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James Jenkins Jazz Series Curator & Jacksonville Jazz Collective Director

A 1983 graduate of the University of Miami, Mr. Jenkins served as the Principal Tubist with the Alabama Symphony for 10 years, along with holding faculty positions at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa), The University of Montevallo, Samford University, Birmingham Southern College, and the University of Miami. He is also the Jazz Series Curator and Jacksonville Jazz Collective Director...continue reading 



Jacksonville Jazz Collective

The Jax Jazz Collective, which consists of some of the finest jazz musicians based in Jacksonville, Florida, first came together in 2012. Pianist Joshua Bowlus remembers: “Most of us had played together previously and we wanted to create a group that we felt was representative of our diverse musical experiences and of jazz in Jacksonville in general..." continue reading 




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November 19, 2023 3:00PM


Big Band Feature: East to West

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