The Amelia Island Jazz Festival is proud to announce its fourth annual BIG BAND BASH, to be held Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM, in the Amelia Ballroom at the Omni Resorts Amelia Island Plantation.  The popular Dinner/Dance Benefit Gala will present The Dynamic Les DeMerle 17 piece Orchestra, featuring vocalist Bonnie Eisele and special guests, in a salute to America’s legendary big bands.  To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the music will showcase romantic tunes while paying tribute to greats like Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Harry James, with whom DeMerle played drums for several years.  A Meet And Greet the Musicians cocktail party is set to begin at 6:30 PM .  Suggested dress is Smart Casual/Elegant.  Tickets for the Big Band Bash are priced at $85 per person, and the proceeds will benefit the Amelia Island Jazz Festival Scholarship Program.

For online ticket purchases and further information, please visit the festival website:

Tickets can also be purchased at the UPS Store, 1417 Sadler Road, in the Island Shopping Center, or at the AIFBY Chamber Of Commerce, Gateway to Amelia, A1A and Amelia Parkway.

Or contact the Festival Hotline at (904) 504-4772 or email address: