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Every year during the first week of October the Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival brings exciting world-class jazz entertainment to Fernandina Beach, FL in styles including Contemporary, Big Band, Latin, Swing, Dixieland, Blues and much more.
Since 1993 Tierney Sutton has fronted The Tierney Sutton Band which has featured instrumental virtuosos Christian Jacob, Trey Henry, Kevin Axt and Ray Brinker, functioning as true collaborative partners in business as well as music. On stage as well as on recordings, the band has been described as having an “almost unearthly” connection. Known especially for their imaginative and groundbreaking treatments of well-known songs, they received a Grammy nomination for “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals”, the first band ever to receive this honor.
The Amelia Island Jazz Festival provides a rich, diverse cultural offering to the Amelia Island area by exposing thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds to the sounds, excitement and vitality of great jazz.