Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival

Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 1:00pm

Various Location
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Free

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JB Scott’s Swingin’ Allstars featuring vocalist Lisa Kelly

This top-shelf group of pros is dedicated to playing Chicago Swing /New Orleans style Jazz in a highly entertaining, musically spirited fashion. Led by the flamboyant, virtuoso trumpeter, JB Scott, former musical director of the world-famous Dukes of Dixieland, the group also features award winning vocalist Lisa Kelly, well-known for her rich, smooth tone and swinging delivery of lyric, and the unique story telling vocal styling of versatile banjo/guitarist Ken Calhoun. Rounding out the ‘allstar’ cast are legendary musicians Dave Steinmeyer, former trombonist and bandleader of the renowned Air Force Airmen of Note, multi-instrumentalist Bill Prince on clarinet and sax, who played with Buddy Rich, the Billy Maxted band, and many others, Walt Disney World bassist Jay Mueller, and former drummer with the USMC Band of New Orleans, Jeremy Smith.

The band has a broad, versatile repertoire that includes tributes to the classics from the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940’s to well-penned original songs; from the style of Louis Armstrong’s Allstars, New Orleans Traditional, Chicago Style, and even a bit of Big Band Swing, with influences that include Louis Armstrong, Clark Terry, Ruby Braff, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Lee Wiley, Peggy Lee, Eddie Condon, Trummy Young, and Kenny Davern. Long-time fan Bill Harding says, “JBSSA’s is a real wealth of experienced, creative musicianship in one fantastically entertaining group!” To quote Brian Harvey, The Hot Jazz Channel, “Lisa’s Her “Ella” like scat is really impressive .. JB’s versatile style enables him to swing like crazy! This is a highly entertaining exciting band that can please a wide variety of audiences.”

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