High Life Jazz Series

Get ready for the final installment in the Jazz High Life Series 2017. The Arts Council of Greater Palatka presents “Jazz Jukebox” with another team up from the dynamic duo Margie Nelson and Harry L. Rios, featuring the Harry L. Rios Trio. From Blondie to John Legend, this night will sweep you into an alternate musical reality where the most popular songs you know of the 70’s all the way to current time are redone in Vintage Style Jazz. We will celebrate an array of styles ranging from Doo -Wop, Dixieland, Latin Jazz, Swing, Straight ahead and much more! Hear the lead singer and band play popular movie songs of the great American Songbook in Jackie Wilson Style. Then the feel switches to an old time jazz cover of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”.

This is going to be the most submersive and eclectic evening the Jazz High Life Series has to offer with a night that will exceed your expectations. Join us for a night of high energy and humor combined with constant tempo changes and downright unabridged delight!

Don’t miss out on the last installment of the Jazz High Life Series this year on Saturday, September 9th at 7pm at the Historic Larimer Arts Center, 216 Reid St, Palatka, FL 32177 with Margie Nelson and the Harry L. Rios Trio. Tickets are available NOW and Limited seating is available so get your tickets TODAY by calling the Arts Council of Greater Palatka at (386) 328-8998 or emailing artsinputnam@aol.com. Go to http://artsinputnam.org for more info. We look forward to seeing you at this premiere event. Tickets are $15. Light hors devours will be served.  Reservations suggested.

Margie Nelson has fronted her own jazz combos in venues all over Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties for the past 10 years. Before that, she was a founding member of The Swizzle Sisters, a swinging dance band specializing in “Girl Group” songs of the ’50s and ’60s. In 2012, she released an independently produced CD, “Hungry Girl,” featuring top session musicians. It has received airplay all over the world.

Pianist and jazz vocalist Harry L. Rios, continues to excel in his artistic endeavors covering a wide range of repertoire from Johann Sebastian Bach to Aaron Copland. In May of 2011, Harry completed a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance at Stetson University as a student of internationally renowned pianist Dr. Michael Rickman and a William E. Duckwitz Talent Scholar and Stetson Piano Scholar.  Additionally, he studied composition at Stetson with Dr. Manuel DeMurga, piano improvisation with Harold Blanchard and organ with Dr. Boyd Jones.  Harry began his formal training with pianist Drucilla Engel and vocalist Carla Delvillaggio at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida.

Arts Council concerts are sponsored in part by The City of Palatka, memberships, the Putnam County Tourist Development Council, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

The Arts Council is the Designated Local Arts Agency for Putnam County and is a 501-C3 nonprofit origination.

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216 Reid Street
Palatka, Florida
(386) 328-8998

Arts Council of Greater Palatka
P.O. Box 936
Palatka, FL 32178