By Les DeMerle
What a night it will be!
Drinking, Dining & Dancing: The Amelia Island Jazz Festival’s annual Valentine’s Day weekend, Big Band Bash will be held Saturday, February 11, 2023, 7:00 – 10:00 PM, in the Main Ballroom at the Courtyard by Marriott, 2700-2 Atlantic Avenue in Fernandina Beach featuring local resident Les DeMerle’s 15-Piece Jazz Orchestra and his wife, vocalist Bonnie Eisele. The event, which includes a gourmet meal and a silent auction, will feature classic big band arrangements by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and more. “Also, we’ll be paying homage to my old boss, bandleader and trumpeter Harry James, with whom I worked 12 years,” said renowned drummer DeMerle. Tickets for the event are $100 per person, and the proceeds will benefit the Amelia Island Jazz Festival Scholarship Program. Tables of 6 and 8 seats are available.
For online ticket purchases and further information, visit the festival website: www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com. Tickets can also be purchased at The UPS Store, 1417 Sadler Road, in the Island Walk Shopping Center in Fernandina Beach or by contacting the Festival Hotline at (904) 504-4772 or at email address: [email protected].
Hope to see you there!
Thank to Dave Scott for this hat tip.