One of New Smyrna Beach’s most anticipated events, the New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival, brings some of the best regional jazz musicians to the beach for a swinging good time! Spanning from Flagler Avenue across Third Avenue, Canal Street, Atlantic Avenue, and to the North Causeway, the festival involves much of the community. There are 24 venues in that space, transforming New Smyrna Beach into a Jazz paradise. So, what will you hear at this year’s New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival? Here’s what to expect!
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About the New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival
Back in 2001, New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival promoter, Marc Monteson, began the quest to draw traffic to local businesses during the slower part of the year. As a result, local culture and regional Jazz music got a boost, as well. Originally an idea of the Merchants of Flagler Association, the festival took off and continues on today. As of 2014, the New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival spans 24 venues, hosts visitors from 10 different states, and offers up some of the most prominent and up-and-coming Jazz musicians in the genre. It’s all made possible by private and public donations, volunteers, and the hard work of Marc Monteson.
The Florida native has performed around the globe and in the U.S. with acts like Bobby Vinton, Shirley MacLaine, Vince Gill, The Commodores, and Ricky Scaggs. She will perform with Randy Morris on keys, Ron Cangro on drums, Jay Mueller on the bass, and Terry Myers, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra saxophonist, on the saxophone. Don’t miss her perform on Saturday, September 23 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at The Grille at Riverview.
Dubbed the “Josh Groban” or “Andrea Bocelli” of the saxophone, Eirinn Abu will play a tribute show in honor of the late Fran Bremer, a key festival supporter. Within Abu’s repertoire is music spanning genres. He’ll play spirituals like “Amazing Grace” and love songs like “I Will Always Love You,” by Whitney Houston. Come out and listen at The Courtyard Wine Bar & Cafe on Flagler Avenue on Saturday, September 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Plan a Getaway to New Smyrna Beach for Great Jazz
If you’re a fan of jazz or of music in general, then plan a getaway to experience the New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival! At The Night Swan, our spacious rooms are the perfect place to stage your Jazz festival adventure. Plus, we’re just minutes away from the venues, making your stay a convenient one in line with your plans. So, browse our availability and see for yourself how a stay at The Night Swan is the perfect solution for your Jazz festivities. Then, contact us today to book your jazzy getaway!