Florida Southern presents 16th annual "Child of the Sun" Jazz Festival as a tribute to Women in Jazz
LAKELAND, Fla. (March 18, 2005) - Florida Southern College presents the 16th annual "Child of the Sun" Jazz Festival on April 2 beginning at 2 p.m. The outdoor event features several jazz ensembles performing throughout the afternoon and evening at the Wall Plaza on the Florida Southern campus.
This year's festival celebrates "Women in Jazz," featuring both local and nationally known artists. Headliners include saxophonist Tamara Danielsson; local pianist Victoria deLissovoy; the Larry Willis Trio with Britta Langsjoen on trombone; and Jazzberry Jam, led by pianist Bertha Hope, and featuring saxophonist "Sweet" Sue Terry, drummer Paula Hampton, bassist Kim Clarke, and vocalist Ulysses Slaughter.
The performances are scheduled as follows:
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Victoria deLissovoy and Friends
3:15 - 4:15 p.m. - Florida Southern College Jazz Ensemble
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Tamara Danielsson Quartet
5:45 - 6:45 p.m. - Britta Langsjoen and The Larry Willis Trio
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - "Jazzberry Jam" featuring Bertha Hope, Sue Terry, Paula Hampton,
Kim Clarke and Ulysses Slaughter
Admission is free and festival attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for the events. Rain cover: Branscomb Auditorium. For additional information, contact Professor Larry Burke at 863-680-4136.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive, United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.