Florida Southern presents 20th annual “Child of the Sun” Jazz Festival
The two-day event honors the late Nat Adderley
LAKELAND, Fla. (March 9, 2007) — Florida Southern College presents the “Child of the Sun” Jazz Festival with a two-day presentation on March 23-24 celebrating the festival’s 20th anniversary and honoring the late Nat Adderley, internationally renowned artist and inspirational founder of the festival.
March 23 festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. in Branscomb Auditorium. The Friday concert will feature Grammy award-winning trumpeter Lew Soloff of Blood, Sweat and Tears fame, and Jimmy Cobb, John Webber and the Festival Winds conducted by Dr. J. Jossim performing Gil Evans’ arrangements of “Porgy and Bess” and “Sketches of Spain”. These works were first made famous by Miles Davis and are rarely performed live. The outdoor event on March 24 begins at 2 p.m. and features the Victoria de Lissovoy quartet, the Philip Booth Quintet, the FSC Jazz Ensemble, the Jimmy Cobb Trio featuring Richard Wyands and John Webber, and the Roni Ben-Hur Quintet with trumpeter Jeremy Pelt. The Saturday event will be held on the West Lawn of the Annie Pfeiffer Chapel on the Frank Lloyd Wright campus of Florida Southern College.
Admission is free and festival attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for Saturday’s events. Rain cover: Branscomb Auditorium. For additional information, call 680-4236, 680-4217, or 680-4229.
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