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Florida Jazz & Blues Festival

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October 28, 2017 | 3:00 pm - October 29, 2017 | 10:00 pm

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Florida Jazz and Blues Festival logoThe 2017 Florida Jazz & Blues Festival dates have been set – and we’re doing it AGAIN! October 28-29, at beautiful Cascades Park in Tallahassee.

This second year festival promises a 2-day event filled with funky blues, boogie-woogie guitar, dazzling horns, lift-your-feet jazz and electrifying, soul-stirring performances by jazz and blues artists from around the world, and will feature a variety of merchant and food vendors for festival-goers to experience.

Headliners this year are Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child” and the New Orleans Suspects, along with jazz legends Carmen Bradford with Scotty Barnhart.

Mr. Sipp will bring down the house with his upbeat, soulful blues and his outlandish performance that make him the blues powerhouse that he is. The New Orleans Suspects will be putting their own spin on the music of New Orleans, as they layer boogie-woogie piano, soulful blues guitar and jazzy horns on top of funky bass lines and complex rhythms. Jazz royalty, Carmen Bradford and Scotty Barnhart will offer a classic, rousing “Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald” with Carmen’s vocal prowess and Scotty’s command on the jazz trumpet.

2017 Festival Lineup

Saturday, October 28  3 – 11 PM 
Bill Wharton “The Sauce Boss”
Fusion Beat – Latin Jazz
*Headliner – Carmen Bradford with Scotty Barnhart – A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
The Jon Faddis Quartet – A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie
*Headliner – Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child”

Sunday, October 29   3 – 10 PM
FSU Jazz Orchestra 1
Frank Jones Band
Lauren Mitchell
The Wycliffe Gordon Quartet with Sabine
Beautiful Bobby Blackmon & the B3 Band
*Headliner – New Orleans Suspects
*Artists and times subject to change

Gates open at 2 PM

So don’t miss some of the best international, national, regional and local jazz and blues artists in the world. We have 20 acts over 3 days. And if you’re talking about us on social media, be sure to use the hashtags: #FLJazzAndBlues #IHeartTally #TheArtsLiveHere #Celebrate #Elevate


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October 28, 2017 | 3:00 pm
October 29, 2017 | 10:00 pm


Capital City Amphitheater at Cascades Park
1001 S Gadsden St
Tallahassee, FL 32301 United States
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