Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Jazz Festival Schedule Announced!

The Town of Duck is holding its Second Annual Jazz Festival on Sunday, October 12, 2008. The Duck Jazz Festival will be held on the main stage in the Duck Town Park at 1200 Duck Road from 11 a.m. to dusk. The festival is free and open to the public.

The schedule for the 2008 Duck Jazz Festival is:
11:00 a.m. The First Flight Jazzhawks
12:00 p.m. Connected
1:00 p.m. Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers
2:15 p.m. The Fuzz Band
3:45 p.m. Gerald Veasley

Please be advised that this schedule is subject to change due to weather and performer requirements. For the latest schedule, please visit our web site at www.townofduck.com.

Gerald Veasley – Gerald Veasley, Philadelphia-based jazz bassist, will headline the Second Annual Duck Jazz Festival. Gerald comes to the Duck Town Park stage with an impressive resume’ having recorded with the late Grover Washington, Jr.; Teddy Pendergrass; Dianne Reeves; and Earth, Wind, and Fire vocalist Philip Bailey to name a few. He has also shared stages with Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie. Gerald recently released his 11th album “Heads Up.”

The Fuzz Band – The Fuzz Band is an eight-piece band which fuses soul, jazz, classical music, hip hop, and rock from Hampton Roads, Virginia. Comprised of classically-trained instrumentalists, as well as accomplished jazz musicians, The Fuzz Band was named the Best New Contemporary Jazz Band in 2005 at The Capital Music Festival. The Fuzz Band has performed with Grammy award-winning artists such as Alicia Keys, Outkast, and Lauryn Hill.

Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers – Jackie Scott & the Housewreckers perform a unique fusion of blues, soul, rock, jazz, and rhythm and blues. Jackie Scott has opened for B.B. King and Taj Mahal, and performed at the 2007 Chicago Blues Festival. Jackie Scott & the Housewreckers hail from Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Connected -- Connected is a jazz quintet based in Elizabeth City, North Carolina and specializes in providing classy jazz entertainment. Connected performs music that ranges from the "New Orleans" jazz style to the more contemporary jazz music of today.

First Flight Jazzhawks -- The First Flight Jazzhawks are the Outer Banks’ own high school jazz ensemble. The Jazzhawks perform a variety of styles of jazz ranging from ragtime to big time contemporary.

The Second Annual Duck Jazz Festival will be held outside rain or shine. The event will not be rescheduled. Lawn seating is available on the Duck Town Green in front of the stage, so bring a blanket or chair. Chairs will also be available for rental from Ocean Atlantic Rentals. Refreshments will be available to purchase and are being provided by the Duck United Methodist Church. Also available will be artist CD’s and Duck Jazz Festival merchandise including t-shirts and a commemorative poster.

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