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Announcing Jazz Festival Weekend on the Jacksonville Music Experience from WJCT

May 19th, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Jacksonville’s jazz tradition will be alive over Memorial Day weekend.

WJCT has announced Jazz Festival Weekend on the Jacksonville Music Experience (JME), which will run Memorial Day Weekend (May 21-24, 2020), the traditional dates of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jazz Festival Weekend will feature music from some of the biggest names in jazz across WJCT’s television, radio and online platforms. The virtual event will kick off with “Music Thursdays” on WJCT-TV, with programming that showcases performances by a roster of international jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and many others in prime time.

Additional programming will include:

Jazz on Electro Lounge Radio (89.9FM HD4, online at wjct.org, and the WJCT app) 24 hours a day from Friday, May 22 through Sunday, May 24, with live recorded performances at the top of each hour from jazz festivals from around the world featuring jazz legends Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Sade, and more.

Jazz on WJCT 89.9 FM (online at wjct.org, and the WJCT app) on Saturday, May 23 from 9 pm to midnight.

Live local jazz on the Jacksonville Music Experience Facebook group (facebook.com/groups/jaxmusic/), featuring Northeast Florida artists Chris Thomas Band, Mama Blue, JB Scott and the Lisa Kelly Quintet, and more.

The full schedule of programming for Jazz Festival Weekend on the Jacksonville Music Experience is available at wjct.org/jaxmusic.

“Jazz Festival Weekend is our way of providing jazz fans with the opportunity to enjoy the tradition of great music over the Memorial Day weekend, through a virtual experience,” said David Luckin, Music Director of WJCT. “We hope this programming through the Jacksonville Music Experience will bring a sense of normalcy and joy to listeners across the First Coast and beyond.”

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