Saturday, August 8, 2009

Jacksonville, Florida, Official Band celebrating 25 years of Big Band Jazz

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From Financial News & Daily Record
by Max Marbut
Staff Writer

"The whole thing started in 1984 when Ira Koger, a Jacksonville real estate developer and philanthropist, came to the conclusion that something that had never before been seen or heard here needed to be added to the city’s cultural fabric: the St. Johns River City Brass Band.

Now a quarter of a century later and with a slightly different name, the St. Johns River City Band has evolved in terms of musicians and music and accounts for some of Jacksonville’s most notable musical history. It remains an important element of the cultural scene not only in North Florida but statewide as well."

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