Bring the Beat Back | A brief history of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival

A highlight of the city's cultural calendar for 40 years

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This year marks 40 years since the Jacksonville Jazz Festival first took place. And the only thing that’s changed more than the festival is the music itself. The name has changed, the dates have changed, and the location has changed––multiple times. One thing that’s never changed, though, is the festival’s status as a highlight of the cultural year in Northeast …

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