From staff reports
âJazz is improvisational music, developed by African Americans and influenced both by the European harmonic structure and African rhythms. It was developed in part from ragtime and blues and is often characterized by syncopated rhythms, polyphonic ensemble playing, varying degrees of improvisation, often deliberate deviations in pitch, and the use of original timbres.
That’s how britannica.com defines it – but with a caveat …
Any attempt to arrive at a precise and comprehensive definition of jazz is probably in vain.
Jazz has been, from its very beginnings at the turn of the 20th century, a music constantly evolving, expanding, changing, going through several distinct phases of development. And now, jazz brings its rich history, evolution and sweet sound to Apopka.
This Saturday all roads lead to the Apopka Amphitheater for the 6th Annual Seafood & Jazz Festival featuring 90s sensation Jon B! Enjoy Live Jazz Bands, Over 20 Seafood Food Trucks, and Family Fun Powered by Popups!
The event is presented by Leach Law Firm and sponsored by Crown Royal, Smirnoff Pink Lemonade, Tmobile, Apopka City Commissioner Becker, Anderson Renewal and the Apopka Region Chamber of Commerce.
General admission is free, but seats are $ 35 to $ 150
For tickets go here.
Free general admission tickets are for the green grass area only. Please bring a lawn chair / blanket to enjoy the show. Understand that due to social distancing the only space we can save / reserve are paid tickets. If there are too many people, we will turn participants around to make sure we maintain social distancing.
About the featured artist
Grammy nominated Jon b is an accomplished artist, accomplished musician and renowned songwriter and producer with several gold and platinum records to his name. He brings a particular emphasis on the soft melodies to contemporary R&B.
Influenced by music found in his grandparents’ record store, he began to combine the spirit of 70s soul with hip-hop inspired productions on his 1995 debut album Bonafide. It peaked on Billboard’s R&B album chart at number 24, led by the R&B Top Ten single “Someone to Love,” a duo with main influence Babyface, and went on to go gold.