A Evening of Jazz!
Experience the electrifying jazz artist and enjoy smooth jazz & R&B
Join Jazz in the City and the Omega's for an evening of music, food, drinks, and fun!
May 21, 2022
Doors open at 6:00pm
Social Hour 6:30pm~7:45pm
Show starts at 8:00pm
Sturgeon City Environmental Education Center, Jacksonville NC
Tickets: $45.00 / $60.00 at the door
8:00pm ~ 10:00pm
While having enjoyed playing with other bands throughout the years, Stanley Baird had the drive to create his own band and play his own music. In 1991, The Stanley Baird Group was formed and has since released 7 albums. Stanley Baird has been playing the saxophone since an early teenager and has shared the stage with legends including Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Kim Waters, Regina Belle, Alex Bugnon, Brian McKnight, The O'Jays, George Howard, Otis Redding, Gladys Knight, Kirk Whalum, Patti LaBelle, Najee, Richard Elliott, and Donald Byrd.
Baird's music is described as smooth jazz with an R&B and Latin infusion. With a Master's degree in Music Education, Baird served as a band instructor in the North Carolina public school system for 35 years, as well as got his start teaching in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. It was during his time in St. Croix that Baird was first exposed to West Indian and Latin music. Because Baird believes the future of jazz music lies in the hands of rising instrumentalists and vocalists, he strongly advocates the exposure of music to underprivileged youth.
The Jacksonville Jazz Coalition is a separate entity of Phi Lambda Lambda Chaper of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Our mission is to increase live jazz events in the Jacksonville, NC community. We are a non-profit organization. Proceeds from this event will be used to fund scholarships for deserving students and to send boys to summer camp.