While the Amelia Island Jazz Festival has always been enjoyed by all, this year things have been ratcheted up a notch with the addition of David Sanborn and a Friday night kickoff at the free Sounds on Centre concert featuring Dixieland jazz with Les DeMerle and Bonnie Eisele. That will be Friday, October 2nd. There will be concerts most of the week culminating with the David Sanborn concerts the following weekend. Tickets, as they say, are going fast. And if you can’t get to any of that, there will be two seatings for a jazz brunch at Beech Street Grill on Sunday, the 11th, to wrap things up. We’ve still got rooms if you’re interested. I know that I am.

Fairbanks House