Florida Southern College’s 19th annual “Child of the Sun” Jazz Festival celebrates the best in trombone
LAKELAND, Fla. (March 6, 2006) — Florida Southern College presents the 19th annual “Child of the Sun” Jazz Festival on March 25 beginning at 2 p.m. The outdoor event features nationally and internationally acclaimed jazz ensembles performing throughout the afternoon and evening at the Wall Plaza on the Florida Southern campus.
In addition to featuring Mike Smith, long-time lead alto saxophonist for Frank Sinatra, the festival presents some of the most celebrated jazz trombonists in history. Headliners include Bill Watrous, one of the world’s leading jazz trombonists, who will perform with three of jazz’s greatest: Jimmy Cobbs, drummer in all of Miles Davis’ bands and with John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderly, and the only surviving member of the “Kind of Blue” recordings, the most popular jazz recording in history; Larry Willis, pianist in the legendary Nat Adderley Quintet and three-time Grammy nominee; and Walter Booker, who played with Nat Adderley, Sarah Vaughn and Thelonius Monk.
The performances are scheduled as follows:
Admission is free and festival attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for the events. Rain cover: Branscomb Auditorium. For additional information, contact Larry Burke at (863) 680-4136.
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