Lincolnville Jazz at the Excelsior

It’s all about Jazz from January 14 through April 29, 2022

January 12, 2022

The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center invites you to its 5th annual “Jazz at the Excelsior” series. Seven concerts with renowned musicians from throughout the Southeast will bring their unique jazz sounds to the heart of Lincolnville. Here’s your chance to experience the emotive power of jazz while surrounded by the dynamic history of Lincolnville. Be sure to include a visit to the museum’s current exhibits listed below when exploring St. Augustine.

Schedule of Performers

January 14, Mama Blue

This Jacksonville native kicks off the series with her soulful voice and amazing talent. With a signature flower in her hair she has a unique ability to touch people at the center of their souls.

February 11, Eric Carter & Company

Like Jazz fusion? Playing since he was two and performing at age 13, Eric Carter has performed with many bands and been onstage with Al Green, George Benson and Paul Jackson Jr.

February 26, Longineu Parsons II

Enjoy smooth jazz with the smoothest, classically-trained trumpeter around who’s played with legends Cab Calloway, Herbie Mann and Branford Marsalis, among others.

March 11, Marcus Click and Company

There’s nothing jazzier than a saxophone and Marcus brings it! A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Marcus is an active stage performer and recording artist.

March 25, Catch the Groove Band

Billboard Recording Artist, instrumental group performs original compositions and top genre cover arrangements. Diverse backgrounds of its members combine smooth jazz with a Latin flair and funky urban jazz vibe.

April 8, Party in a Box Band

This jazz fusion band has played with icons such as Dizzy Gillespie and Herbie Hancock.

April 29, Akia Uwanda

Classically-trained, sultry jazz and soul vocalist, Akia is a Jacksonville native who’s opened for Earth, Wind and Fire and performed at Carnegie Hall and the Super Bowl.

Tickets are $25 and available here. Doors open at 7, showtime is 7:30 p.m.

The Lincolnville neighborhood was founded in 1866 by newly freed men and women after the Civil War. The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center serves to promote, preserve and perpetuate over 450 years of the African American story through the arts, educational programs lectures live performances and exhibits.

Current Museum Exhibits

  • Lincoln Lifeways – highlighting the activities of local pioneers
  • Women Who Made a Difference – celebrating five influential Black women in St. Augustine
  • Lincolnville Thru Time – capturing the changing landscapes of the neighborhood over a 30 year period
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