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Welcome to the Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society

Founded in 1996 by Larry Lee & a group of Jazz and Blues enthusiasts, the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster a greater awareness and love for Jazz and Blues by exposing these great American art forms to the community at-large and to the schools. The Jazz & Blues Society shares ideas with other Jazz and/or Blues-oriented groups locally and around the nation to mutually assist in promoting the growth, appreciation and perpetuation of the Jazz and Blues genres.
 
The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society presents Jazz and Blues music to the public in a variety of ways, including: festivals, performances, free jam sessions, hands-on workshops, clinics, community education, and outreach initiatives.  Our objectives are to foster greater awareness and enjoyment in the community for Jazz and Blues through education and performances, and to provide scholarships to deserving college-bound students who wish to further their knowledge and skill in the music field.
 
 

JAZZ JAMS-MARCH, 2019 - JUNE, 2019

JAZZ WEEK COMING MARCH 26, 2019!

WATERSIDE BLUES BEGINS JAZZ WEEK ************** RUSTY WRIGHT HAS RETURNED! Jazz/Blues starts off with Society Performance Ensemble and then *** RUSTY WRIGHT***

JAZZ WEEK CONTINUES! Mar. 26, 2019 Steve Ahern Show 8:30PM $10 $12

 
 

Steve has traveled extensively performing with such great as Aretha Franklin, Manhattan Transfer, Liberace,

Tito Puente, the Four Tops, The Temptations, Frank Sinatra Jr. Michael Feinstein and many others. He also has had the distinction of being the opening Trumpet Soloist for Tony Bennett throughout various Florida theaters. He was the trumpet soloist for the Boca Raton Pops for 20 years, The Palm Beach Pops for 10 years and has performed for four presidents.

He has recorded on 24 albums. “At Last”, Steve’s solo CD, received national acclaim on which he performs on flugelhorn and flute as well as trumpet. Classically trained, Steve’s range of musical styles include Jazz, Dixieland, Big Band, Rock, and R&B.

Steve summers on Cape Cod staying busy in the Northeast playing venues in Newport, Nantucket,  Martha's Vineyard, and Boston.

JAZZ WEEK-WednesDAY, March 27, 2019 LATIN SWING LIVE, WATERFRONT, 11AM-2PM FREE CONCERT!

JAZZ WEEK CONTINUES - **BIG SWINGIN' BAND** Dancin' On 2nd Street w/FDO! Wednesday NIGHT Mar 27, 6:30PM - 9:PM

Society Performing Ensemble featuring JAMES McCREAVY, Jazz Guitarist - ThursDAY- 11AM-2PM FREE CONCERT

JAZZ WK CLOSES WITH THE BLUES! FriDAY Blues/Rock with 2 GROUPS***WOW***Don't miss this. FRONT PORCH BLUES and RAPPTURE! This will certainly start your weekend right. You HAVE to come and see these 2 GREAT GROUPS!

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Each year the Jazz Society awards merit scholarships to worthy area high school graduate musicians and singers, who have displayed high academic achievement, good citizenship and promising musicianship. Plans are being undertaken by the Jazz Society to establish an ongoing scholarship fund for deserving awardees who continue to show superior achievement in their college careers. Scholarships are funded by memberships in the Jazz Society and from revenues earned from the Saturday morning Jazz Market in Ft. Pierce, which is managed by the Jazz Society.  In addition to scholarships, winners received a year’s membership to the Ft. Pierce Jazz and Blues Society.

2018 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

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Advanced Jazz Camp 2019 Instructors and Biographies

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