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2014 Will Be Another Year with Exciting Concerts,
Clinics, Jam Sessions and More...
starting with the BIG BAND BASH!


Come to the 2014 BIG BAND BASH April 19, 2014. Enjoy a nice dinner and dance to Big Band Classics featuring tunes by Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and enjoy a special tribute to Harry James.

YES! This is the third year of the popular BIG BAND BASH and last year tickets sold out! Don't wait to the last moment. So, April 19 is your chance to enjoy an amazing performance by the Dynamic Les DeMerle 17-Piece Orchestra featuring Bonnie Eisele, vocals, Special Guests and lots of surprises!


Amelia Island Jazz Festival Big Band Bash 2014
See you at the Big Band Bash Benefit
Gala & Dance April 19th!

We thank the following organizations for supporting the Amelia Island Jazz Festival.
Click on the respective logo for specials and to learn more...

Omni Hotels & Resorts - amelia island plantation

Amelia Island Logo

Parkwest Gallery


Jazziz Magazine

Jazz Times Magazine

Event Craft


Can't make it to the BIG BAND BASH? Make sure to attend the
2014 Amelia Island Jazz Festival scheduled for October 16 to 19.

Stay Tuned for Details!

Proceeds benefit the Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival, Inc. a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization working to
provide a rich diverse cultural jazz offering to the Amelia Island area




From the educational programs to the headlining concerts with jazz superstars, the Amelia Island Jazz Festival exudes positive energy and gets better every year.-Les DeMerle, Artistic Director

Here is what previous Headliners said about the Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival:

David Benoit at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival
David Benoit (AIJF 2012)
"... what a great audience and an amazing place to have a Festival.... "
-David Benoit
Spyro Gyra at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival
Spyro Gyra Bandleader Jay Beckenstein (2012)

"... the Amelia Island Jazz Festival rocks. We had an amazing time here..."
-Spyro Gyra

  Nicole Henry and Doug Cameron at the AIJF
Nicole Henry & Doug Cameron (AIJF 2011)

"This Festival is so much fun... I'd love to come back!"
-Buckwheat Zydeco

Buckwheat Zydeco at the 2011 AIJF
Buckwheat Zydeco (AIJF 2011)
  ".. so much love. This is a fabulous festival and great place to hang out..."
-Nicole Henry
  "Definitely.. I look forward to coming back..."
-Doug Cameron

Ramsey Lewis at Amelia Island Jazz Festival
Ramsey Lewis (AIJF 2010)

  David Sanborn at Amelia Island Jazz Festival
David Sanborn (AIJF 2009)
  "This Festival is the 'real deal' because the focus is Jazz music. I'll be back..."
-Ramsey Lewis
  "The Amelia Island Jazz Festival is authentic, exciting and charming. I love the island and I look forward to coming back soon."
-David Sanborn

David Allen at Amelia Island Jazz Festival
Harry Allen (AIJF 2008)

"A great swingin' festival in a beautiful setting. I had a ball and hope to be back soon."
-Harry Allen
Marcus Printup at Amelia Island Jazz Festival
Marcus Printup (AIJF 2006)
    "The vibe is right and the true spirit of jazz is alive and swingin'. The Amelia Island Jazz Festival is the best."
-Marcus Printup
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