Jazz

Left to Right: Visual artists Joseph Provenza and Kedgar Volta working at Castano Group's office in downtown Jacksonville.
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Avant and the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) are hosting an audio visual concert at the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium this weekend, featuring new visual pieces by three local artists and performances by the New York-based jazz trio Rashanim and guest musician Jamie Saft, also from New York.

Lane closures on I-95 northbound through downtown caused major backups earlier this week as work continued on the massive Overland Bridge project.

We discuss the state of that project, as well as the future of toll roads in Northeast Florida, with two of the lead engineers: Kim Holland of RS&H, lead designer on the Overland Bridge project; and Carrie Stanbridge, construction engineer with the Florida Department of Transportation.


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The organization Groundwork Jacksonville has recently launched with the mission of improving communities. The group plans to do everything from cleaning up blighted areas and brownfields to restoring Hogans and Deer Creeks, two important tributaries to the St. Johns River. We speak with Groundwork CEO Dawn Emerick, program coordinator Alyssa Bourgoyne, and Dave Roman with the City of Jacksonville.

iStart Jax president and CEO Yash Nath joins us to discuss this week's Startup Weekend for entrepeneurs to connect with coaches, CEO’s and other experts to help grow their idea.

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From jazz to improv, there's a lot happening on the First Coast this weekend.

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Jazz, theater, and one huge shark are a few of your options this holiday weekend on the First Coast.

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The annual Jacksonville Jazz Festival will have a change of scenery this year, and local businesses have mixed reviews.

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Regarded as a bass virtuoso, three-time Grammy award-winning musician Christian McBride is one of the most recorded musicians of his generation.

David Luckin

John, Dino & Noel stopped by the Electro Lounge to perform a sample of what they'll be brining to Lillie's Coffee Bar during the Electro Lounge Live broadcast next month.

Kelly-Scott Music

On Tuesday, Nov. 26, The Kelly Scott Quintet will perform songs from their latest tw0-disc release RENDITIONS: The Summer Sessions live at Mudville Grill.

VIDEO: Bob Bednar On 20 Years of "This Is Jazz"

Sep 11, 2013

"This is Jazz" host Bob Bednar and WJCT Music Director David Luckin joined Melissa Ross on First Coast Connect for a special extended interview celebrating the show's 20th anniversary on-the-air.

You can watch the video of their interview below: 

The interview aired live during First Coast Connect on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.

Marian McPartland, who gave the world an intimate, insider's perspective on one of the most elusive topics in music — jazz improvisation — died of natural causes Tuesday night at her home in Long Island, N.Y. She was 95.

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The City of Jacksonville, The Elbow and many other organizations are working together to keep the party going long after the last act at Jazz Fest has stopped playing.