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Jazz and Wine at Amelia Island Wine Company

Sep 28, 2018 02:00AM
On Tuesday, October 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. Amelia Island Wine Company, 4924 First Coast Highway, is hosting a special Jazz and Wine Tasting event, featuring six unique wines along with a pairing of jazz for each taste. The performance presents multi-instrumentalist Dr. Bill Prince, trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, and flute, with Doug Matthews, piano, and Les DeMerle, drums. Prince, a professor emeritus at the University of North Florida has performed with numerous bands and orchestras including Buddy Rich, Billy Maxted, Pee Wee Hunt, the NORAD Band, the Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, and Jacksonville Symphonies and the American Wind Symphony Orchestra. Matthews has performed with Louie Bellson, Randy Brecker, Dizzy Gillespie, Branford Marsalis, James Moody, Percy Sledge, Dennis Yost, and the Dynamic Les DeMerle Big Band.  He is an active composer and arranger, and several of his compositions and arrangements have been recorded by various artists.

For tickets and more information visit www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com.