Lisa Kelly / JB Scott

Performance Calendar 2024

Welcome jazz music fans, looking forward to another great year of jazz, jazz, jazz! The schedule below is of performance dates now booked up through June, with others in the works being finalized for the year. So please check back frequently for newly added ones to also attend and share. Also included are clinics, adjudication dates, and the 6th annual Swingin’ Summer Jazz Camp, July 16th -19th, for 7th grade through adults, all part of ‘paying it forward’ in mentoring and nurturing aspiring jazz musicians. All but one of those dates includes concerts free to the public too, that are very inspiring and entertaining to attend!
Part of the fun of jazz is in the experience of working with a variety of fine instrumentalists: creating and performing with some frequently worked with, with some I haven’t gigged with in a while, and with others for the first time. How exciting to have such a mix on the calendar, their names listed on each date, including a special night at Chez L’amour in March with guest artist, guitar legend Jack Petersen, whom I haven’t gigged with since my Juice N’ Java and Larry Elgart Orchestra days before 2001, pianist Jeff Phillips (Lakeland), bassist Jay Mueller (Orlando), and a return weekend at Good Times Jazz Club in Savannah that includes 2 fellow UNF alumni, pianist Joshua Bowlus, drummer Justin Varnes (residing in Atlanta), and acclaimed bassist Delbert Felix (Hilton Head, S.C.), whom I’ve wanted to sing with for years.                         
Performing in a variety of music formats from duo to big band since 1988, singing jazz has taken me throughout the U.S. and to many countries internationally – so blessed in sharing the stage with many jazz notables and experience so many special people I’d never have met otherwise. From retirement communities, to weddings, corporate events, wine tastings, private parties, clubs, cruises, conventions, school clinics, music camps, and festivals, I strive to present the highest in quality jazz entertainment and fellow pro musicians for each event. Specializing in the “classics” from the Great American Songbook standards to modern jazz and originals, in styles of swing, easy ballads, Latin, Bebop, Blues, funk, New Orleans grooves, and more. Groups include: Kelly/Scott Duo/Trio, Kelly/Scott Jazz 4tet, 5tet/6tet adding horns, JB Scott’s Swingin’ All-Stars, playing Chicago Swing/New Orleans style tunes of the 20s/30s, “Sophisticated Swing” (10-pc) and “Florida Swing Orchestra” (18-piece) dance and concert big bands (including patriotic). When looking for quality jazz for your event, please call: 904-703-8687.  

See you at the gig! ~ Lisa Kelly
2013 Jacksonville Jazz Festival “Hall of Fame” Inductee
Profiled internationally in the 2010 Book, “The New Face of Jazz”

8 Downbeat Magazine Awards: Voice, Arranging, Original Composition

To Check Out Gig Highlights of Prior Years, “Click Here” 

Private Studio: Voice Coaching, Music Theory Tutoring, cell: 904-703-8687

Private Lessons Studio: Voice, Music Theory Tutoring, Trumpet: PH: 904-703-8687

January

Tampa, FL.
Thur-Frid. (11th -12th) FMEA/FLA MUSIC ED ASSOC. CONFERENCE


St. Aug, FL. 
Mon-15th (2pm) BENTON HOUSE OF ST. JOHNS 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vox/tpt) 
115 Benton Lane


St. Aug, FL. 
Mon-15th (4:30pm) WESTMINSTER WOODS ST. AUG 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vo/tpt) 
235 Towerview Drive


Nocatee, FL. 
Frid-19th (3:30pm) STARLING AT NOCATEE 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vox/tpt) 
885 Crosswater Parkway


Jax, FL. 
Thur-25th (4pm) BROOKDALE SOUTHSIDE 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vox/tpt) 
9601 Southbrook Drive


St. Aug, FL. 
Sat/27th (7-10pm) CHEZ L’AMOUR JAZZ CLUB 
Kelly/Scott Jazz 5tet Feat: Lisa Kelly/vox, JB Scott/tpt, 
Joshua Bowlus/pno, Rick Ravelo/bs, Clyde Connor/dms 
Classic Swing, Modern, Bebop, Lite Funk, Bossa Nova, New Orleans! 
A beautiful room, splendid food & full bar, their own free parking! 
PH: 904-481-8117 (for reservations near the music) 
Website: http://www.bitesbubblesandjazz.com 
45 San Marco Avenue


Mandarin, FL. 
Mon-29th (3pm) BROOKDALE MANDARIN   
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vo/tpt) 
10790 Old St. Augustine Road


Jax, FL. 
Wed-31st (4pm) DISCOVERY VILLAGE 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vox/tpt) 
10660 Validus Drive


February

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. 
Sun-4th (6pm) THE CUMMER BEACHES GALA FUNDRAISER DANCE 
“In the Mood” Annual black-tie Dinner-Dance, Tickets: $225 
UNF JE 1 Big Band, Alumni Guest Vocalist Lisa Kelly  
PH: 904-899-6025 
TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse, 110 Championship Way


Ponte Vedra, FL. 
Thurs-8th (7pm) PONTE VEDRA INN & CLUB
Private wine tasting event
Lisa Kelly Jazz Trio
Lisa Kelly (vox) Jeff Phillips (piano, bass) Clyde Connor (dms) 
200 Ponte Vedra Blvd.


St. Aug, FL. 
Mon-12th (2pm) BENTON HOUSE OF ST. JOHNS 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “A Toast to New Orleans” (vox/tpt) 
115 Benton Lane


St. Aug, FL. 
Mon-12th (7pm) WESTMINSTER WOODS ST. AUG
JB Scott’s Swingin’ Allstars ~ Mardi Gras Concert! 
Feat: Lisa Kelly/vox, JB Scott/tpt, Bill Prince/clar, Dave Steinmeyer/tbn, 
Ken Calhoun/bjo & gtr, Rick Ravelo/bs, Rick Kirkland/dms  
235 Towerview Drive


Jax, FL. 
Tues-13th (3:30pm) FOUNTAINS @ MILLCOVE 
JB Scott’s Swingin’ Allstars ~ Mardi Gras Concert! 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “A Toast to New Orleans” (vox/tpt) 
9960 Atrium Way


Jax, FL. 
Thur-22nd (4pm) BROOKDALE SOUTHSIDE 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vox/tpt) 
9601 Southbrook Drive


Jax, FL. 
Sat-24th (4-6pm) PRIVATE HOME PARTY
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vox/tpt)


Mandarin, FL. 
Mon-26th (3pm) BROOKDALE MANDARIN 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vox/tpt) 
10790 Old St. Augustine Road

March

Vero Beach, FL. 
Frid-8th (1pm) INDIAN RIVER HIGH SCHOOL 
Kelly/Scott Jazz 5tet Feat: Lisa Kelly/vox, JB Scott/tpt, 
Jeff Phillips/pno, Dennis Marks/bs, Clyde Connor/dms 
Performance Jazz Clinic Sponsored by Treasure Coast JC 
6055 College Lane


Cocoa Beach, FL.
Frid-8th (7-10pm) HEIDI'S JAZZ DINNER CLUB
Kelly/Scott Jazz Sextet Feat: Lisa Kelly/vox, JB Scott/tpt, Bill Prince/reeds, Jeff Phillips/pno, Dennis Marks/bs, Clyde Connor/dms
Popular guest artists over the years at Heidi’s with the house trio, Lisa & JB return this time with their  6-pc group for an evening of top-shelf, entertaining jazz with unique arrangements of Great American Songbook favorites to Modern jazz repertoire, pop tunes, originals, and spirited songs from New Orleans, in artful, improvisational styles of Swing, Bossa Nova, bebop, light funk, Bluesy shuffles, New Orleans Street Beat, and more. A literal ‘all-star’ ensemble, each name a ‘draw,’ with illustrious careers steeped in world-wide performance, their varied backgrounds in concerts, tours, and recordings that include Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, the Dukes of Dixieland, the Larry Elgart Orchestra, with trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, the Bill Allred Jazz Band, drumming with the Navy Commodores in D.C, and more. Four of the members are Jax Jazz Fest “Hall of Fame” Inductees, several are on Grammy recordings. The group’s broad repertoire pulls from the legacy influences of jazz notables such as Louis Armstrong’s Allstars, the “Dukes,” Ruby Braff, Clark Terry, Clifford Brown, Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Sidney Bechet, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Earl Hines, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Peggy Lee, and others. 
Link to Tickets only $10, $20: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kellyscott-jazz-sextet-classic-swing-to-new-orleans-tickets-805884320697
7 N. Orlando Ave


Vero Beach, FL.
Sat-9th (12:30-2:30pm) TREASURE COAST JAZZ SOCIETY CONCERT 
Kelly/Scott Jazz 6tet Feat: Lisa Kelly/vox, JB Scott/tpt, Bill Prince/reeds, 
Jeff Phillips/pno, Dennis Marks/bs, Clyde Connor/dms 
Website: www.tcjazz.org Visit to purchase Tickets 
Oak Harbor Club, 4755 South Harbor Drive


St. Aug, FL. 
Mon-11th (2pm) BENTON HOUSE OF ST. JOHNS 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “A Toast to New Orleans” (vox/tpt) 
115 Benton Lane


St. Aug, FL. 
Mon-11th (4:30pm) WESTMINSTER WOODS ST. AUG. 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vo/tpt) 
235 Towerview Drive


Jax, FL. 
Thur-14th (4pm) BROOKDALE SOUTHSIDE 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vox/tpt)
9601 Southbrook Drive


St. Aug, FL. 
Frid/15th (7-10pm) CHEZ L’AMOUR JAZZ CLUB 
Kelly/Scott Jazz 5tet with guest guitar legend Jack Petersen! 
Feat: Lisa Kelly/vocal, JB Scott/trumpet, 
Jeff Phillips/piano, Jay Mueller/bass, Clyde Connor/drums 
An exclusive show - presenting the originator of the collegiate guitar programs 
at Berklee, North Texas, and UNF. Performed & recorded with Peggy Lee and 
many notable vocalists and instrumentalists. A reunion night with Lisa Kelly!  
A beautiful room, splendid food & full bar, their own free parking! 
One Night Only - $30 Reservation Includes Preferred Seating and a Drink!   
PH: 904-481-8117 
Website: http://www.bitesbubblesandjazz.com 
45 San Marco Avenue  


Mandarin, FL. 
Mon-18th (3pm) BROOKDALE MANDARIN  
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vox/tpt) 
10790 Old St. Augustine Road


Jax, FL. 
Wed-27th (4pm) DISCOVERY VILLAGE 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vox/tpt) 
10660 Validus Drive

April

Lakeland, FL. 
Mon/1st to Thur/4th HARRISON HIGH SOTA 
Lisa Kelly: Annual Vocal Jazz Residency: culminates with a Thurs evening Showcase Concert at the Yard on Mass, Artist/mentored vocal students, Jeff Phillips/piano, Rob Lambert/drums.


Jax, FL. 
Sat-6th (6:30pm) THE GLASS FACTORY 
JB Scott’s Swingin’ Allstars – High School Prom “Night In The Bayou”   
Feat: Lisa Kelly/voice, JB Scott/trumpet, Don Zentz/Clarinet, 
Ken Calhoun/banjo & guitar, Rick Ravelo/bass, Rick Kirkland/drums


Mandarin, FL. 
Mon-8th (4pm) WESTMINSTER WOODS 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vox/tpt)
10660 Validus Drive


Palm Coast, FL 
Thur-11th (11am-1:30pm) BUDDY TAYLOR MIDDLE SCHOOL 
Lisa Kelly/Adjudication, Vocal & Jazz Workshop 
4500 Belle Terre Parkway


St. Aug, FL. 
Mon-15th (2pm) BENTON HOUSE OF ST. JOHNS 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Swing New Orleans” (vox/tpt) 
115 Benton Lane


St. Aug, FL.
Mon-15th (4:30pm) WESTMINSTER WOODS ST. AUG  
Lisa Kelly Jazz Trio - Feat: Lisa Kelly/vox, JB Scott/trumpet, Dave Steinmeyer/trombone
“Classic Swing to New Orleans”
235 Towerview Drive


Jax, FL. 
Wed-17th (3:00pm) FOUNTAINS @ MILLCOVE 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vo/tpt) 
9960 Atrium Way


Port Orange, FL. 
Frid/19th & Sat/20th (8:30am-9pm) 24th LAKESIDE JAZZ FESTIVAL (Free!) 
Middle school & high school jazz big bands from the southeast. 3 stages around a lake, 
outdoor amphitheater. Collegiate/pro bands after 5pm. Mentoring clinicians include: 
Lisa Kelly, JB Scott, Dennis Marks, Clyde Connor, Jeff Rubert, Per Danielsson, 
Pete Waidelich, Al Hager, Scott Wilson, Chris Creswell, and more. 
Website: http://www.lakesidejazzfestival.org 
Port Orange City Center Amphitheater, 1000 City Center Parkway


Mandarin, FL. 
Mon-22nd (3pm) BROOKDALE MANDARIN 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vox/tpt) 
10790 Old St. Augustine Road 


Jax, FL. 
Wed-24th (4pm) BROOKDALE SOUTHSIDE 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vox/tpt) 
9601 Southbrook Drive


Pace City, Pensacola, FL. 
Frid-26th (9am-9pm) 3RD NORTHWEST FLA JAZZ FESTIVAL (Free!) 
Regional middle school, high school, college jazz bands perform for critique, 
clinic, by adjudicators Lisa Kelly/voc, JB Scott/tpt, Clyde Connor/dms. 
Website: http://www.pacehsband.com 
Pace High School, 4065 Norris Road

May

Jax, FL. 
Thur-9th (4pm) BROOKDALE SOUTHSIDE 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vox/tpt) 
9601 Southbrook Drive


St. Aug, FL. 
Mon-13th (2pm) BENTON HOUSE OF ST. JOHNS 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “A Toast to New Orleans” (vox/tpt) 
115 Benton Lane


St. Aug, FL. 
Mon-13th (4:30pm) WESTMINSTER WOODS ST. AUG. 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Trio - Feat: Lisa Kelly/vox, JB Scott/trumpet, Bill Prince/clarinet & sax
“Classic Swing to New Orleans”
235 Towerview Drive


Savannah, GA. 
Frid/17th & Sat/18th (8-11pm) GOODTIMES JAZZ/DINNER CLUB 
Kelly/Scott Jazz 5tet Feat: Lisa Kelly/vox, JB Scott/trumpet, 
Joshua Bowlus/piano, Delbert Felix/bass, Justin Varnes/drums 
PH: 912-236-2226 To Make Reservations 
Website: http://www.goodtimesjazzbar.com  
107 W. Broughton Street


Mandarin, FL. 
Mon-20th (3pm) BROOKDALE MANDARIN 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vox/tpt)
10790 Old St. Augustine Road


Jax, FL. 
Wed-22nd (4pm) DISCOVERY VILLAGE 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vox/tpt)
10660 Validus Drive


June

St. Aug, FL. 
Mon-10th (2pm) BENTON HOUSE OF ST. JOHNS 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “A Toast to New Orleans” (vox/tpt) 
115 Benton Lane


St. Aug, FL. 
Mon-10th (4:30pm) WESTMINSTER WOODS ST. AUG
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vo/tpt)
235 Towerview Drive


Jax, FL. 
Wed-12th (3:00pm) FOUNTAINS @ MILLCOVE 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vo/tpt) 
9960 Atrium Way


Jax, FL. 
Thur-13th (4pm) BROOKDALE SOUTHSIDE 
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vox/tpt) 
9601 Southbrook Drive


Mandarin, FL. 
Sun-23rd (2pm) RIVER GARDEN HEBREW HOME  
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vox/tpt) 
11401 Old St. Augustine Road


Mandarin, FL. 
Mon-24th (3pm) BROOKDALE MANDARIN  
Lisa Kelly Jazz Duo “Classic Jazz to New Orleans” (vox/tpt) 
10790 Old St. Augustine Road

July

Jax, FL. 
Tues/16th-Frid/19th (9am-4pm) SWINGIN’ SUMMER JAZZ CAMP! Only $195! 
Frid/19th (4pm) Faculty/Student Showcase! Concert (Free/Open to Public!) 
FACULTY: DON ZENTZ (Douglas Anderson High SOTA) Band, Reeds; JB SCOTT (UNF Jazz Program) Band, Brass; JIM DANIEL (Covenant School of Jax) Band; JEFF PHILLIPS (Harrison High SOTA) Piano, Combos; LISA KELLY (Inde Artist, Private Instructor) Voice, Combos, Camp Director. Guest Clinicians: Dave Steinmeyer/trombone, Rick Ravelo/bass, Rick Kirkland/drums, others.
Now in its 6th year, this camp has become so popular that it doubled its students and added another big band and faculty member in 2023, requiring a bigger home location, and finding it at Covenant School of Jacksonville! The 4-day curriculum is uniquely tailored to introduce, inspire, and advance the varied interests, experiences, and skill sets of vocalists and instrumentalists, from 7th grade/Middle School through high school, collegiate, to adults with the desire to experience the study and performance of America's original musical artform, Jazz. Campers enjoy informative sessions in jazz improv, history, fundamentals, stylistic interpretation, repertoire, solo and ensemble musicianship, jam sessions, and more, mentored by a faculty team of highly regarded jazz artist/educators, middle school to collegiate level, each with international performance backgrounds. The camp serves the Jacksonville region, and from Savannah, Fernandina, Callahan, to the beaches, St. Johns, St. Augustine, Palm Coast and beyond. Attendees have also come Pensacola, Orlando, Clearwater, throughout Fla, and out of the state. We’ve also added a hotel sponsor with discount rates for out-of-towners, with the link available on the camp website!        
Vocalists: high school through adult, have attended from various styles of commercial music backgrounds (jazz, Broadway, rock, R&B, pop, gospel, classical) to learn stylistic interpretive nuances of jazz, improvisation, and gain beneficial concepts in songs styling, good pitch, breath control, mic technique, building repertoire, and more. Camp week culminates with a Pro Faculty/Student Showcase Concert free for the public, of combos, big bands, and vocalists! Campers bring a bag lunch each day, get a camp t-shirt. A fun, challenging, rewarding, inspiring, budget friendly camp week - perfect prep for Fall back-to-school jazz band, for teachers learning useful jazz concepts to teach jazz, and for musicians, novice to pro, taking their skills to the next level! Many campers return each year! Voted "Best Summer Camp in Jacksonville! WJXT."
ENROLLMENT OPENS JAN 2024 ON THE WEBSITE:  https://wearecovenant.org/jazz 
PH: 904-703-8687 (For any questions or inquiries. 
COVENANT SCHOOL OF JACKSONVILLE 2300 Bartram Road, 32207


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