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Larry Coryell and Kevin Mahogany Headline 2015 Amelia Island Jazz Festival

Jul 24, 2015 02:00AM
Jazz guitar pioneer, Larry Coryell, and Kevin Mahogany, a masterful jazz vocalist, are set to headline the 2015 Amelia Island Jazz Festival in October. “A hugely influential guitar player, Coryell was a major figure in the jazz fusion movement of the 1970s and continues to turn out highly regarded recordings,” says Les DeMerle, AIJF’s Artistic Director. “He will appear on Friday, October 9, at the Omni Resorts Amelia Island Plantation. Veteran recording artist Kevin Mahogany, who will perform on Saturday, October 10, is a wide-ranging, spectacular singer who refines the jazz vocal legacies of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Eddie Jefferson, and Al Jarreau into the myriad, interwoven dimensions of music – from gutbucket, the Great American Songbook, and gospel, to Charles Mingus to Motown.”

Now in its 12th year, the AIJF will take place at various locations in Fernandina Beach, held October 4 - 11, and will kick off with its annual free concert in Amelia Park on Sunday, October 4, with U.S. Navy Band Southeast TGIF. The Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival distributes proceeds toward a scholarship program to fund college educations for aspiring jazz musicians. For more information, please contact the Festival Hotline at (904) 504-4772, or visit the website: www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com.