Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series
Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series

Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series

Grammy Award-Winning Jazz and Blues Artists Confirmed Over the Two Week Series

From February 18 to February 26, Fort Mose State Historic State Park will host its inaugural Jazz and Blues Series featuring some of America’s most well-known and accomplished performers – collectively, they have received a remarkable 20 Grammy Awards! The Series will consist of five unforgettable performances during a two-week period at the heart of Black History Month.

Proceeds of this series will support the construction of an on-site fort representation and development of additional interpretive resources. The original fort was destroyed during the Battle of Bloody Mose in 1740. To purchase tickets, visit

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Friday, February 18

Legendary 18-time Grammy Award-winning Count Basie Orchestra

The legendary Count Basie Orchestra “personifies the excellence of jazz” and has performed at every major concert venue and festival in the world. Winners of 18 Grammy Awards, the orchestra is now conducted by Scotty Barnhart and remains an American institution.

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Saturday, February 19

Breakout Americana and roots singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah

Tennessee native Amythyst Kiah is a breakout Americana songwriter er best known for “Songs of Our Native Daughters,” an album with 13 songs addressing historical issues that have influenced the identities of America’s black women.

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Thursday, February 24

Two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz artist Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter has twice won a Grammy Award for “Best Jazz Vocal Album.” Working as a chef while performing at New York neighborhood venues, he got his big break at Harlem’s St. Nick’s Pub. The New York Times described him as “a jazz singer of thrilling presence, a booming baritone with a gift for earthy refinement and soaring uplift.”

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Friday, February 25

New Orleans’ deep-groove R&B and jazz group Tank and the Bangas

A 2020 Grammy Award nominee in the Best New Artist category, Tank and the Bangas is a New Orleans-based jazz and R&B group and winners of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert contest. They have appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. They released their first album Think Tank in 2013 and their second, Green Balloon, in 2019.

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Saturday, February 26

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Review present the best in traditional New Orleans music mixed with pop, rock, hip-hop, funk and much more! Not only has bandleader Troy Andrews performed five times at the White House, his latest album, Parking Lot Symphony, has debuted to tremendous reviews. He has opened on tour with John Hall and Daryl Oates, Red Hot Chili Peppers and backed Madonna at the Grammy Awards.

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