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Spotlight Jazz with Gary Starling

Spotlight Jazz with Gary Starling

Gary Starling on guitar
with the Nick DeCarlis Trio

Wednesday August 10, 6:30-9:30pm

Gary Starling is synonymous with jazz on the Florida First Coast. Artist in Residence and professor of guitar at Jacksonville University, he has inspired and broadened the horizons of hundreds of aspiring musicians and has performed with Bob Hope, Diahann Carroll, Rita Moreno, Skitch Henderson, the Jacksonville Symphony Pops Orchestra and others. He has appeared with jazz artists Eddie Harris, Nat Adderley, and numerous others. 

The Gary Starling Group has made multiple appearances at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Some other past engagements include: Hilton Head Jazz Society, Pleasure Island at Disney World, Gainesville Friends of Jazz and Blues, the Cloister Hotel at Sea Island, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Amelia Island Plantation, World Golf Village, White Oak Plantation, Epping Forest Yacht Club, Greyfield Inn, Miami Beach Convention Center, University Club, River Club, Sawgrass Club, Ponte Vedra Inn, San Sebastian Winery, Cummer Ball, Ragtime Tavern, Casa Monica Hotel, Jacksonville Landing, and a live appearance on Public Radio’s “Whad’ya Know” 

In May 2012 Gary Starling was inducted into the Jacksonville Jazz Festival Hall of Fame recognizing those who have made significant contributions to jazz in Jacksonville. 

Reservations are highly recommended, especially for the first set. Consider the second set at 7:45!

Seating near the band is limited - make your reservations now! Call us today at 352-378-7152