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Amelia Islander

Valentine’s Big Band Bash

Jan 19, 2018 02:00AM
Grab your sweetheart and join Les DeMerle and Bonnie Eisele for the Amelia Island Jazz Festival’s 6th annual Valentine’s Big Band Bash Scholarship Benefit Concert to be held February 17 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. The concert will be held in the Amelia Ballroom from 7 to 10 p.m. and features the Dynamic Les DeMerle 17-piece Orchestra, with vocalist Bonnie Eisele performing the big band classics of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington with a special tribute to Harry James

Participants are encouraged to arrive at 6:30 p.m. for cocktails, meet and greet Les DeMerle Orchestra musicians, and to check out Silent Auction items for sale at the event. Suggested dress is casual/elegant. Tickets are $90 per person, and proceeds will benefit the Amelia Island Jazz Festival Scholarship Program. This scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to a graduating high school senior, and used toward college expenses necessary to earn a major or minor in music, helping artists pursue their dreams of becoming jazz musicians.

For online ticket purchases, visit Tickets can also be purchased at the UPS Store in the Island Shopping Center, or at the AIFBY Chamber Of Commerce at Gateway to Amelia.