The Florida Jazz and Blues Festival is what this community has been waiting for since Cascades Park was rebirthed. The festival planning team — which includes two-time Grammy winner and jazz trumpeter Scotty Barnhart — is poised make this one of the premiere festivals in the world.
Using Tallahassee and Leon County as a central point and the capital to the great state of Florida, the festival planning team plans to reach far and wide inviting those to come visit our community, stay with us a couple of days, and witness some unforgettable experiences through jazz and blues.
One of the headliners will be The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, which is currently traveling the world celebrating its 81st Anniversary and continuing the excellent standards in swinging and shouting the blues with precision. But that’s not all. Oh, no, no, no!
Check out our performers and the days they’ll be featured:
** FSU/FAMU Jazz Faculty
** Charles Atkins and The P&W Trio
** Mr. Sipp & The Mississippi Blues Child
** Son d’ Aqui-salsa
** Johnnie Marshall Blues Band blues
** Heather Gillis Band
** Cleveland Eaton Trio
** Brian Lynch Latin Jazz
** Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues
** Marcus Roberts and The Modern Jazz Generation
** Shemekia Copeland
** Freddy Cole Quartet
** The Count Basie Orchestra
So don’t miss some of the best international, national, regional and local jazz and blues artists in the world. We have 20 acts over 3 days. And if you’re talking about us on social media, be sure to use the hashtags: #FLJazzAndBlues #IHeartTally #TheArtsLiveHere #Celebrate #Elevate