Saturday, December 31, 2016
South Florida State College Announces Avon Park FL 2017 Jazz Series Line Up
South Florida State College's
Jazz Series Brings the World
of Jazz to Avon Park FL
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 ~ 7:00 p.m.
The Eddie Metz Jazz Trio, featuring bassist and vocalist Nicki Parrott, pianist Rossano Sportiello and drummer Eddie Metz Jr., return to central Florida by audience demand! Metz has toured with the Count Basie Orchestra, the Bill Allred Classic Jazz Band, the Les Brown Orchestra and many others. Metz has also worked with such greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Arturo Sandoval, Sammy Davis, Jr., Rosemary Clooney, Michael Feinstein, Chick Corea, and Patti Page. He continues to record with top jazz artists and perform at jazz festivals and events around the country.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 ~ 7:00 p.m.
A specialist in classic American hot jazz, Skonberg expands the vocabulary and traditions of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet with worldly rhythms and modern jazz variance. Skonberg has been awarded the Jazz At Lincoln Center Swing! Award (2015), DownBeat Magazine Rising Star (2013-15), The New York Bistro Awards Outstanding Jazz Artist (2014), Hot House Magazine Best Vocal, Best Trumpet (2014-15), a nominee for Jazz Journalists’ Association Up and Coming Artist (2013), and more. This is one performance not to be missed!
Thursday, February 9, 2017 ~ 7:00 p.m.
Going to a Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band set is much like attending a symposium on the history of jazz. You are apt to hear anything from Jelly Roll Morton to Count Basie and all the stops in between. The band uses the five-horn front line typical of such bands as those of Matty Matlock, Billy Maxted, and Red Nichols, as well as The World’s Greatest Jazz Band.
Saturday, February 18, 2017 ~ 7:00 p.m.
Clarinetist John Skillman fronts a solid rhythm section with the addition of two trombone players which makes the voicing and arrangement most unique among trad bands. A fun night of traditional swing and New Orleans Dixie Land!
The CamAmGer Band
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 ~ 7:00 p.m.
Representing a collection of musicians from Canada, American and Germany, this eight-piece band masterfully presents classic Dixieland jazz. The band has toured worldwide since its beginnings in 2004.
All performances at:
Alan Jay Wildstein
Center for the Performing Arts at
South Florida State College
University Center Auditorium
600 W College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
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