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Mindi Abair and Royal Crown Revue to Headline the Amelia Island Jazz Festival

Sep 13, 2013 02:00AM
Best selling jazz-fusion alto saxophonist Mindi Abair and popular swing masters, The Royal Crown Revue, are set to headline the 2013 Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival this year. A hugely successful performer who has sold over a half million albums as a solo artist, Abair will appear on Saturday, October 12, at the Omni Resorts Amelia Island Plantation. The Royal Crown Revue, who are often credited with leading the swing music revival of the 1990’s, will perform on Friday, October 11, also at the Omni. Both shows will take place in the Resort’s tented pavilion area. “We are very excited to have booked these world class artists as headliners for this year,” says Artistic Director, Les DeMerle. The Festival, held October 6-13, will kick off a full week of musical events with a Dixieland Jazz Brunch, featuring DeMerle’s Spare Rib Six with vocalist Bonnie Eisele, at David’s Restaurant on October 6. That afternoon, the annual free Amelia Park concert will present the TGIF US Navy Brass Band from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Additional events will include Jazz At The Movies on Tuesday, October 8, featuring the inspirational documentary, “Chops,” Red White and Blues Night with the sensational blues aggregation, Die Dra and the Ruff Pro Band, on Wednesday, and Latin Jazz Night with the hot dance group, El Niño and the Latin Jazz Knights on Thursday, October 10. For more information, please contact the Festival Hotline at (904) 504-4772, or visit their website at