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Jazz Clinic presented by V101.5

About The Jazz Clinic

Further your jazz education and refine your chops at free educational clinics! Aspiring and accomplished jazz musicians of all ages are invited to learn and grow their skills in an intimate setting located right next to the Jacksonville Jazz Festival event site.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts – Moran Theatre • 300 Water St, Jacksonville, FL 32202

The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors

Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 10:00am
Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts – Moran Theatre

Known as America’s Big Band, the Jazz Ambassadors are the premier touring jazz orchestra of the United States Army. Formed in 1969, this 19-piece ensemble has received critical acclaim throughout the United States and abroad performing America’s original art form, jazz. Performances by the Jazz Ambassadors offer some of the most versatile programming of any big band. Concerts include classic big band standards, instrumental and vocal solo features, patriotic favorites, contemporary jazz works, and original arrangements and compositions by past and present members of the Jazz Ambassadors. Many of these original works are available for free download through Perspectives, a jazz education initiative by the Jazz Ambassadors.

Reuben Rogers

Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 1:00pm 
Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts – Moran Theatre

Imbued with groove and spirit from birth, Reuben Rogers combined the calypso and reggae rhythms of his native Virgin Islands with the gospel sounds of the church and the freedom and improvisation of jazz to create the unique chemistry that would make him one of the most distinctive and in-demand bassists in modern jazz. Rogers’ versatile mastery of both the acoustic and electric bass has led to opportunities alongside some of the music’s most renowned artists, including Charles Lloyd, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Tomasz Stanko, Marcus Roberts, Nicholas Payton, Mulgrew Miller, Jackie McLean and Dianne Reeves, among countless others. Over the last two decades, he’s been featured on more than 100 recordings (including his sole release as a leader, the 2006 all-star session The Things I Am) and countless international tours. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Rogers gives back with numerous workshops, clinics, and master classes around the world.