Thursday, May 9, 2013

11th Annual Gainesville Jazz Festival, May 11, 2013, 6:00 pm, The Square at Town of Tioga Center

11th Annual Gainesville Jazz Festival 
rescheduled for 
Saturday, May 11, 2013

6:00 p.m.    Zac Chester Quartet
7:00 p.m.    Hot Club de Ville
8:00 p.m.    Ben Champion Quintet
9:00 p.m.    Gruv Therapy

The Square at Tioga Town Center
13100 West Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL

Gainesville Friends of Jazz, along with Presenting Sponsor Lowry Financial Advisors and Main Stage Sponsor Affordable Dentures, proudly presents the 11th Annual Gainesville Jazz Festival.  The festival this year is a one-day, free admission event being held on May 11, 2013.  Scott Koons, President of Gainesville Friends of Jazz, is the executive producer and Marty Liquori, Vice-President of Gainesville Friends of Jazz, is the executive director for the festival.

The festival begins on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at The Square at Tioga Town Center located at 13100 West Newberry Road in Gainesville.  Performing at the festival will be the Zac Chester Quartet at 6:00 p.m., Hot Club de Ville at 7:00 p.m., Ben Champion Quintet at 8:00 p.m. and Gruv Therapy at 9:00 p.m.

The Zac Chester Quartet features Zac Chester, on piano, Dennis Marion, on trumpet, Lawrence Buckner, on bass, and Von Barlow, on drums.  The Hot Club de Ville features Marty Liquori, on guitar, Thompson Fletcher, on guitar, Geoff Perry, on violin, Michael Bergemen, on accordion, and Dave Forbes, on bass.

The Ben Champion Quintet features Ben Champion, on saxophone, John Chapman, on piano, Rob Glaser, on congas, Ali Che'Ree, on bass, and Billy Bowker, on drums.  Gruv Therapy features, Mike Hutley, on saxophone, Ray Minter, on guitar, Richard Patrick, on drums, and Angel Cardec, on percussion. 

Following the festival, join us for an After Hours Jazz Jam at World of Beer from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

For more information call the Jazz Hotline at 352.379.0300 or visit us on the web at

Join us for a great evening of live jazz under the stars.  Admission is Free.

Funding provided in part by:
the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners,
the Alachua County Tourist Development Council and
the City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

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