(Jacksonville, FL – August 27, 2014) Theis proud to announce its 2014 – 2015 Fall Season line-up of concerts and events; which marks the beginning of a new era at the historic downtown facility. Facility Director, Liz McDonald said, “This is a very exciting season for the Ritz because we’re celebrating the journey of our rich-cultural history; while building towards a new era of greatness”.
This fall, Jazz Jamm will kick-off an amazing cast of performers, including (but not limited too): the world-renowned Jeff Lorber Fusion, free-spirited Euge Groove, the elegant and jazzy Maysa and the best kept secret in smooth jazz—Urban Jazz Coalition featuring Marcus Anderson.
Other artist slated to perform: the much anticipated concert of R&B Diva Chrisette Michele; a trio of Grammy nominated artist, including: Case, Allen Toussaint and Betty Lavette; inspirational songstress Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens; and a host of culturally-rich performers, such as: soul singers Otis Clay and Syl Johnson, Grammy Award-winningDiane Schuur, blues guitarist Lucky Peterson and the new-school-contemporary-duo taking the nation by storm—Black Violin.
Additionally, the museum will open a new exhibit, entitled: ‘Fine Art of Jazz’; which showcases the impact Kansas City Jazz musicians and vocalists had on the national jazz movement of the 1920s and 1930s through photographs by Dan White, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and commentary on renowned jazz musicians who got their start in Kansas City and grew from there to have great impact on American jazz as we know it today.
The fall season announcement comes on the heels of SMG-Worldwide making significant additions to the Ritz staff; which includes the hiring of Jennifer Covington as Theatre Coordinator and newly installed Marketing & Development Manager, Octavius Davis.
Davis said, “…anyone who’s ever described Jacksonville as a city who lacks culture and compelling entertainment, must make it their business to attend one of these life-changing events, taking place at The Ritz Theatre & Museum”.
Tickets are available at the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Office located at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena or at the Ritz Theatre and Museum. Tickets are also available at http://www.Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
For more information, call the Ritz at 904-807-2010. The Ritz Theatre and Museum is located in downtown Jacksonville at 829 North Davis Street. Sign up to receive weekly event news from the Ritz at http://www.RitzJacksonville.com.