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Saturday, March 25, 2017
Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in Daytona Beach w/ Terry "Doc" Handy in Concert
Born and raised in Jacksonville, FL, Doc credits his older brother’s love for the piano for driving him to become a musician. Doc has played percussion for over 30 years over a diverse array of genres including Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, and Latin Jazz. Doc has performed globally in Europe, Korea, and Panama. Doc has also been selected as the opening performance for many greats including James Brown, Aaran Neville, Macy Gray, Kool and the Gang, Kirk Whalum, Brian Culbertson, and EL Gran Combo. Doc is most inspired by percussionists Ralph McDonald, Giovanni Hidalgo, and Bill Summers.
*Jazz Appreciation Month (fondly known as "JAM") was created at the Smithsonian in 2002 to herald and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz for the entire month of April. JAM is intended to stimulate and encourage people of all ages to participate in jazz - to study the music, attend concerts, listen to jazz on radio and recordings, read books about jazz, and more.
Ella Fitzgerald is the featured artist in the 2017 and this is especially important as this year also marks Ella’s centennial (the singer was born April 25, 1917). Join our celebration of this important anniversary in jazz history – check out The Smithsonian National Museum of American History featured musician page all about Ella here.