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29 Oct 2014

Duck Jazz Festival

The Town of Duck will host an array of talented individuals for this year's Duck Jazz Festival. Both local and national musicians will share the stage on Sunday, October 12th. Gates will open to the public at 10am. See full event schedule and artist details below.

About The Artists

René Marie is a powerhouse vocalist with a flair for entertaining her audience. Her style incorporates a distinctly American mélange of jazz, soul, blues, folk and gospel and an innate theatrical ability to interpret a song deeply and live its truth. Virginia native René Marie will show Duck Jazz Festival goers why she has won over critics in the jazz world, and will be performing her latest project I Wanna Be Evil (With Love to Eartha Kitt). Learn more about the artist here -

The Legendary Louis Hayes & Jazz Communicators, drummer Louis Hayes is a man with a past and an eye on the future. From the get-go, he has played with a stunning array of musical giants across multiple generations. His current endeavors primarily involve the leadership of The Jazz Communicators, with the shared goal to continue bringing exciting musical alternatives to audiences around the world. Learn more about the artist here -

The John Brown Quartet, lead by the Grammy nominated performer John Brown,sets the standard for John Brown’s myriad ensembles.This award-winning jazz group specializes in performing music from the time-honored Bebop and Hard Bop eras of jazz, bringing new life to some of the best-known classics from the Great American Songbook and introducing original music. Learn more about the artist here -

Lawrence "Lipbone" Redding has traveled the world cultivating his unique sound and musical knowledge. He was struck with a revelation that music was the key to spirituality and community. Playing music in small venues, campuses and communities, he remained diligent in his dream of a sustainable life comprised of music, travel and creativity. Since he first began in the New York subway, Lipbone has released 8 albums and many live recordings, selling thousands worldwide. Learn more about the artist here

"Audiences find that even in solo performance Redding is equipped to get the party started...and anyone not moving and/or smiling needs to get their pulse checked because there is a good chance that they are dead and just don't know it." – Puremusic

Connected, formerly known as Jazz Connection of Elizabeth City, NC,was founded by Wayne James. Connected has been both blessed and fortunate to feature many great musicians of the Albemarle Area. Current members include: Dennis Figgs on piano and keyboards, Wayne James on trumpet Steve Raisor on bass and rhythm guitar, David Credle on rhythm and lead guitar, CJ Mercer on bass, Joshua Swain “aka” Dante Funkmaster on bass, Chris Bittner on tenor saxophone, Ellard Forrester on drums and percussion, Andrea Morris and Jackie Boyce on vocals.


Friday, October 9th - The Aristocats Movie on the Town Green presented by Children @ Play
*free admission, donations encouraged to support the Children @ Play Museaum

Sunday, October 12th - Duck Jazz Festival

  • 10am Gates Open
  • 11am - 12pm John Brown Quartet on the Main Stage
  • 12pm - 12:30pm Connected on the Amphitheater Stage
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm Lipbone Redding on the Main Stage
  • 1:30pm - 2:15pm "in"formance on the Amphitheater Stage
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm The Legendary Louis Hayes & Jazz Communicators on the Main Stage
  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm First Flight High School Jazz Band on the Amphitheater Stage
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm René Marie's I Wanna Be Evil (With Love To Eartha Kitt)on the Main Stage

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