Start: Friday, April 1, 2022 6:00PM
End: Saturday, April 2, 2022 10:00PM
The Maitland Jazz and Blues Festival presented by Duke Energy on April 1-2 in Independence Square will showcase some of the best local and touring artists – 13 bands in all – on two stages for a non-stop music celebration.
Complement all that with great food and drinks, crafts and vendors and lots of family activities.
Headlining the big concert lineup will be legendary, Grammy-winning southern blues rocker Jimmy Hall, who topped the music charts with his band Wet Willie and also performed on stage with friends like Blackberry Smoke, Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa, the Allman Betts Band and many others. He also has been a vocalist and band leader for Hank Williams Jr. since the 1980s.
New York-based vocalist Lucy Yeghiazaryan – considered one of the best traditional jazz artists in her field - will make a special appearance with the Jeff Rupert Quartet.
They will share the stage with local favorite Michelle Amato, who has performed and recorded with an incredibly diverse array of artists, including Liza Minnelli, Quincey Jones, Al Green, Sandi Patty, Jon Secada, Michael McDonald, Donna Summer, Jon Hendricks, Celia Cruz, Rita Marley, and world-renowned composer Yanni.
Grammy-nominated blues singer and harmonica player Rob Paparozzi will perform with the The UCF Flying Horse Big Band. The Winter Park High School Jazz Band will showcase local school talent. They will join veteran jazz artists The Dave Capp Project and Terry Myers and the Pirates.
Blues performers include the Jake and Elwood Blues Revue, CeCe Teneal, the Shuffle Tones, Three Forks Road, Beautiful Bobby Blackmon and the Beth McKee Band.
Mark your calendar for April 1-2 in downtown Maitland. More information about the Maitland Jazz and Blues Festival will be released soon. To learn more about the bands, visit www.maitlandjazzandblues.com.
This event is presented by the Maitland Parks and Recreation Department. Big thanks to sponsors Duke Energy, Orlando Health/Orlando Regional Medical Center, Cigna, Sanford Brewing Company-Maitland and Seacoast Bank.