Amelia Island Jazz Festival
Submitted by Michael Rothschild
April 14, 2018 11:00 p.m.
The Amelia Island Jazz Festival will combine golf, jazz, fun prizes and lunch for its first ever SWINGIN’ WITH JAZZ Golf Tournament Scholarship Fundraiser at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road, on May 12, 2018. A 10:00 AM shotgun start is set for the “four person scramble” event, and the public is invited to participate. Players may enter as a foursome team or will be grouped into teams by the event chairperson, Steve Murphy, at the Golf Club.
Included in the entry fee will be 18 holes of golf, a cart and range balls, lunch, plus four chances to win a golf trip to Las Vegas, NV; Kauai, HI; Treetops Resort, MI; or French Lick, IN. An array of additional prizes will be raffled off, and mulligans will also be available for purchase. Following the round there will be an Awards Luncheon featuring live Jazz in the Club’s dining area. Several of the Festival’s longtime popular musicians will be teeing off in the tournament as well, including J.B. Scott, trumpet, former leader of New Orleans’ Dukes of Dixieland; Dave Steinmeyer, trombone, former leader of the Airmen of Note, US Air Force Band; and Lisa Kelly, jazz vocalist in the Jacksonville Jazz Festival Hall of Fame.
Entry fee will be $80 per person. Additionally, Hole Sponsorships may be purchased for $100 per hole and more Sponsorship Opportunities may be viewed online. For information, or to register, please go to www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com, or contact the festival hotline, (904) 504-4772, or call Steve Murphy at (904) 310-3178.
Proceeds from the “Swingin’ With Jazz” tournament will help support the Amelia Island Jazz Festival’s Scholarship, Jazz For Seniors, and Jazz In The Schools programs.