The Jacksonville Jazz Festival Returns with Kenny Barron, Gregory Porter, Nicholas Payton, Lakecia Benjamin, Keiko Matsui and More at New Venue Sites

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This Memorial Day weekend, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival is held in the downtown district, with performances at Metropolitan Park and Daily’s Place. A staple of city-run cultural events for four decades, each year jazz legends and emerging artists perform at multiple on-site venues. Last year’s festival attracted an estimated 75,000 attendees, creating an estimable, positive economic impact on the city. …

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Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series with Common, Wynton Marsalis, Keb Mo and More Kicks off in February

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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 …

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2024 Grammy Award Nominations Led by SZA, Billie Eilish and Phoebe Bridgers

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R&B singer-songwriter SZA leads the pack of nominees for the 66th annual Grammy Awards, with nine nods, the Recording Academy announced Friday. Her sophomore album, SOS, is a contender for album of the year, with her hit “Kill Bill” up for record and song of the year. SZA’s competition in those categories includes pop stars Miley Cyrus (“Flowers”), Olivia Rodrigo …

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