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Jacksonville Jazz Fest

Bunky Green

2011 Inductee Performer, educator, composer, arranger, lecturer, and music education consultant, Bunky Green has had 14 albums released in his name and his latest album, Apex, was released in 2010. Green is the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of North Florida and he continues to tour around the world. He is the permanent chair of the Past Presidents Council of International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE and was inducted into the IAJE Hall...

The Honorable Bill Chappell, Jr.

2011 Inductee The Honorable Bill Chappell, Jr. was a U.S. Congressman from Florida for 20 years and his district included parts of Jacksonville. He served as Chairman of Defense Appropriation Subcommittee in the U.S. House of Representatives and was also a former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. Chappell was instrumental in obtaining crucial early funding for the Jacksonville Jazz Festival which allowed the festival to be nationally televised in the 1980s. This funding also...