– WFIT 89.5FM, a service of Florida Tech, and the City of Melbourne, present Twilight Jazz in the Park on Saturday, April 9, 2005, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm.
Previously held in Ballard Park, Twilight Jazz is relocated to Wells Park for April. The park is adjacent to the Melbourne Public Library and the Melbourne
Auditorium on Hibiscus Blvd.
Because April is the Smithsonian-sponsored Jazz Appreciation Month, WFIT and the City of Melbourne feature two groups on the 9th of April. The first is
Port St. Lucie vocalist Vicki Belmonte and her trio; the second group is Jazzilicious, a local group of eight high school jazz students.
Vocalist Vicki Belmonte is known for her smooth, clear voice. Full of emotion, she captivates her audiences with the special kind of magic that comes with
musical maturity and exhibits sensitivity, sass, swing and soul in her vocals. On keyboard will be Mark Simmons of Orlando, whose music can invoke almost
any emotion, and drummer Dave Dunscombe of Cocoa, a vocalist’s dream drummer known for his light touch and use of brushes; and Rich Hall on tenor
Local high school students make up the jazz group Jazzilicious. Zach Anspach will be on soprano and tenor sax, Andrew Littlefield on alto sax, Sean O’Keefe
on trombone, Travis Hillyer on clarinet and sax, Patrick Cogans on bass, James Newman on baritone sax, and Neil Webber on drums and Angelica Chau on piano.
Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month and bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics to the gazebo for an afternoon of great mystical jazz. This is a free event,
open to the public.