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Sacred Jazz Brunch


Jacksonville River City Downtown Hotel (formerly the Omni)
245 Water Street • Jacksonville, FL 32202

Do you hear that? Can You Smell That?!

The Jacksonville Jazz Festival Sacred Jazz Brunch returns for 2021 with guaranteed reservation times and assigned tables!

Lift your spirits and dine on a buffet of gourmet cuisine prepared by the expert chefs of the Jacksonville River City Downtown Hotel (formerly known as Omni Jacksonville Hotel) as you listen to the unique blend of jazz and traditional gospel music performed by Camille Thurman & the Darrell Green Quartet. There is truly no better way to bid farewell to the Jacksonville Jazz Festival than this perfect sensory experience.

The 10:00 A.M and 12:30 P.M. seatings will host an all you can eat buffet of gourmet cuisine. Bar service is available. When checking out, you will have the option to select your table, individual seats at each table are not assigned.

Seating is limited for this special engagement so get your tickets now!

Please note – tickets are non-refundable.

Breakfast Items:

Scrambled Eggs / Applewood Smoked Bacon / Pork Sausage Links, Chicken sausage / Cheesy Hash brown Casserole
Buttermilk Biscuits – Butter, Assorted Jam and Honey
Country Sausage Gravy

Action Stations:

Omelet Station
Chicken & Waffle Station — Belgian waffles / House Fried Chicken / Orange Marmalade / Strawberries / Chocolate Chips / Blueberries / Whipped Cream
Creamy Stone Ground Grit Bar — Assortment of Shredded and Local Cheese / Bacon / Green Onion/ Jalapeños

Luncheon Items:
Classic Caesar Salad / Chef’s Seasonal Fall Salad
Market Fish / Fried Chicken / Roasted Vegetables / Mac n Cheese

Dessert Station:
Warm Peach & Apple Cobbler / Vanilla Bean Ice Cream / Chocolate Fudge Brownies / Seasonal Fruit Salad

Water, Tea, Coffee

Cash Bar Available (true cash bar)

Featured Cash Bar Specials:

Bottomless Mimosas for $15 per person.
Bloody Mary Bar for $20 per Bloody Mary, $10 for each after. Bloody Mary Bar to feature Premium Vodka with Assorted Toppings: Olives, Limes, Lemons, Assorted Hot Sauces, Pickled Okra, Shrimp, Bacon Slices, Pepperoni Sticks, Deviled Eggs, Celery, Carrots, etc.


Camille Thurman

As a composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and unique interpreter of the jazz tradition, Camille Thurman is quickly becoming one of the standard bearers for the art form, making a considerable and dynamic contribution to the legacy of jazz while paying tribute to its heroes.

In a few short years, Thurman has shared stages and recorded with such jazz luminaries including George Coleman, Roy Haynes, Dianne Reeves and Wynton Marsalis among others. The New York City native has already amassed several distinctive honors for her musicianship: nominations for Downbeat Magazine’s Critics Poll (Rising Star Tenor Saxophonist), runner up in the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition, two-time winner of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award, a winner of the Fulbright Scholars Cultural Ambassador Grant and The Chamber Music of America Performance Plus Grant (Sponsored by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation) among others.

She was the first woman in 30 years to tour, record and perform as a full time saxophonist/woodwind doubler internationally with the world renown Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (2018-2020). Thurman also leads her band, The Camille Thurman Quartet, which has toured and performed at numerous notable concert venues and jazz festivals around the world.

Darrell Green

Innovative master drummer, Darrell Green is one of the leading, most sought after masterful drummers on today’s jazz scene. As a prolific sideman, bandleader, educator, clinician, composer and producer, Green is known for his effortless, masterful technique and captivating rhythms that bring the music to life, taking audiences on a spiritual journey.

Though jazz is his primary focus, Green is conversant in every genre from straight-ahead jazz to Latin and West African music. As a performer, Green has toured and performed in notable concert halls and music festivals in over 50 countries around the world. In addition to being one of the most sought after, in demand drummers of his generation, Darrell leads his trio and quintet. He also co-leads a collaborative project with vocalist and saxophonist Camille Thurman. In 2017, Darrell along with Camille were selected to join the American Music Abroad Cultural Ambassador Program — touring 5 countries in Africa (Senegal, Mozambique, Cameroon, Nigeria and Mauritania).