Friday, September 2, 2011

New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival in Florida Line Up Finalized for Sept 23-25, 2011

The 11th Annual New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival, an intimate indoor event, takes place September 23-25, 2011. All events take place either on or nearby Flagler Avenue on beachside in New Smyrna Beach on Florida's northeast coastline, just south of Daytona Beach.

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Marc Monteson Quartet and Thom Chambers. Ticket includes food buffet and one free drink (beer, wine or house cocktail). This is the only event that requires a ticket.  The admission is free for all other events.
Pre-Sale Ticket Price:  $15 (See below for Ticket Sales Locations)
Day of Event Ticket Price:  $20 (Tickets sold till 2pm at various locations then “at the door”…Toni & Joe’s)

Pre-Sale Tickets now available at the following locations:
Gone Bonkers at 314 Flagler Ave.
Robin’s Nest Gifts at  409 Flagler Ave.
Beachside Candy Company at  221 Flagler Ave.
Beachside Pack ‘n Ship in the Publix Plaza, Beachside 
The Visitors Center, 1855 State Rd 44
The Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Dr. (see Lorraine Mon/Wed/Fri.)

Mail Order:  Add $1 Handling Fee
Checks payable to:
Jazz Festival Fund
PO Box 2208
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170-2208

Saturday, September 24, 2011
From 11am – 11pm at eleven different Flagler Avenue locations (Note: The monthly Art Walk on Flagler Avenue coincides from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.).  

Performers include: The Harold Blanchard Tribute show with Chuck Archard, Ron Cangro, Suzy Park and special guest Per Danielsson, Kayonne Riley & The Downtown Trio, Sybil Gage, Robert Harris Band, Jacqueline Jones, Kelly/Scott Quartet, Kenny MacKenzie Trio, Armand Membardis, Bobby Mercer Quartet with Michelle Mailhot of Toxic Audio, Orlando Sanchez, The Orlando Bones – T-O-B (4 bones and Rhythm), Thomas Jones plus more acts to be announced.

The Jazz Festival is partnering with Atlantic Center for the Arts on Community Day from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at The Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Dr. in the Downtown Historic District. The William Perry Duo will perform from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the front porch.

Sunday, September 25, 2011
From 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., at least five events at various Flagler Avenue locations, musicians to be announced soon. The final event, at the Garlic Restaurant (556 E. Third Ave.) features the Kelly/Scott Quartet from Jacksonville by way of the Savannah Jazz Festival.

(as of 8/7/11)
 WastePro; Beachsyde Jewelers; Brighthouse Networks; Kim’s Kleaning Service; AM1230 WSBB; The Pennysaver; Yes2 Local News; The Observer; WUCF 89.7FM; The News Journal; Pioneer Self Storage; Edgewater Self Storage; Jet Resale Company; Sea Land Real Estate; The Merchants of Flagler Avenue; Walt & Maida Kuhrt; Tom & Barbara Williams; Jeff & Paige Gehris; Peter & Patricia Puzzo; Kenny & Bruce Presley; Bob & Barbara Allegroe; Rice & Rose Law Firm; Riverview Hotel; Jennie & Patty Monteson; Gone Bonkers; Dive Abaco!; Anthony Bell Creations;  Nejma’s Boutique; Gallery Group of Flagler Avenue; Buddy Davenport State Farm; Magnolia Properties; Tom & Loressa  Dever; Buena Vista Inn; K&S Printing; Helmut & Linda; Mon Delice, Jay Pendergast; Dr. Russell E. Perry MD; Bob  & Marcia Hudgins; The Beach Girls; Joe Adamik; Priscilla Hall; Marvel & Peter Richards; Nancy & Drew Norman; Skip and Margie Barnes; Lola Duckworth; Mark & Kathleen Brown.

Special Thanks to the Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority and The New Smyrna Beach Visitors Center.

Host Hotels
*Atlantic Plaza, 425 S. Atlantic Ave.
* Seahorse Inn, 423 Flagler Ave.
* Riverview Hotel, 103 Flagler Ave.
* Holiday Inn, 1401 S. Atlantic Ave.
* Buena Vista Inn, 500 N. Causeway 
* Coconut Palms Beach Resort, # 1, 811 S. Atlantic Ave.
* Oceania Beach Club, 421 S. Atlantic Ave.
For accommodations call:  1-800-541-9621.

The Festival poster, created by Everett Spruill of Orlando is titled “Rhythm of Life”, illustrates what the festival is all about, a jazz band performing at an intimate indoor event.  They will be available for purchase soon at The Wicker Basket (401 Flagler Ave.)  An information poster, $7, is suitable for framing ($10 if signed by the artist & musicians).  Outlets for T-Shirt sales will be announced soon.

Information regarding the sale of these and other memorabilia coming soon at

This year’s Festival is dedicated to the memory of Harold Blanchard, New Smyrna’s “Ambassador of Jazz “ who passed away last December and performed at the festival every year.

For More Festival Information Contact:
Marc Monteson, Event Producer
P = 386-423-9760
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