Now in its third year, the annual Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series continues to bring high-profile musical artists to increase awareness and honor For Mose: the St. Augustine landmark that is the site of the first legally sanctioned free African settlement in the nation.
This year’s scheduled performances include rapper-actor Common (Thursday, February 8); New-Orleans-style jazz is celebrated with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band (Friday, February 9); traditional jazz heritage is represented with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (Saturday, February 10); the next wave of blues artists is on deck with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram with Taj Farrant (Friday, February 16) and popular modern-blues singer Keb’ Mo’ closes down the festival (Saturday, February 17).
Held at the historic site in February, 2024, the refrain for this year’s five-event lineup is seemingly Grammy Winners, with the majority of the performers boasting that coveted recording-artist award along with Oscars, Emmys, and blues awards. A portion of all tickets sales benefit the Fort Mose Historical Society.
Tickets for the third annual Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, November 10 and are available at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Office and here.