Jacksonville Symphony Announces Inaugural Jazz Concert and Series

  • by 904 Newsroom
  • May 17, 2023

Jacksonville Symphony Announces Inaugural Jazz Concert and Series 

Jacksonville, Fla – The Jacksonville Symphony is proud to announce its inaugural Jazz  Concert on June 4, 2023. Curated by the Symphony’s Principal Tubist James Jenkins and featuring the newly formed Jacksonville Jazz Collective, this one-of-a-kind program spotlights hits from the biggest big bands to iconic composers and features very limited, general admission seating as Jacoby Symphony Hall is transformed into an intimate jazz club. 

“This special concert will deliver the wide variety of colors, sounds, and styles that characterize the sheer magnitude of Jazz as a genre,” said Jenkins, Jacksonville Symphony Principal Tuba Jacksonville Jazz Collective Director. “We’re all very excited to present the opportunity for  folks to experience this wonderful art form in a space and venue designed specifically for  acoustic music.”  
The featured musicians for this performance are members of the Jacksonville Jazz Collective,  a newly formed group of sensational local talent curated by Jenkins. 

“As one of music’s most expressive and inventive genres, jazz has contributed to and been a  reflection of American culture for decades,” said Steven Libman, President, and CEO. “We are  delighted to bring jazz to the Jacksonville Symphony and cannot wait for audiences to  discover even more of what Jacksonville’s musical culture has to offer.”   

The June 4, 2023 performance is also an exclusive sneak peek at the 2023-24 Season’s Jazz  Series, the first of its kind for the Symphony. The new series will feature three performances: a big band concert, a trio performance, and a grand finale featuring acclaimed trumpeter  Terence Blanchard.  
For more information and to secure tickets, visit JaxSymphony.org.  

About the Jacksonville Symphony 
The Jacksonville Symphony is North Florida’s leading music nonprofit offering live performances at Jacoby Symphony Hall in the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts and other venues throughout the area. In addition, the Symphony provides music instruction for youth and operates the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras. For more information about the Symphony, visit here. 

Media Contact: 
Nichole Vanderpool
Marketing and Public Relations Manager  Jacksonville Symphony  
[email protected]


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