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2014 Wine and Dine for the ArtsApril 12, 2014 – Town of Oakland

Featuring:  University of Florida Gator Jazz Band and the Ocoee High School Jazz Band

Host:  Monica May STAR 94.5 Host of the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Oakland Town Center
Address: 221 North Arrington Street – Oakland, FL 34760

Cost: $100 per couple or $60 per person

Catered By:  Anthony’s Catering

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UF Jazz Band
The University of Florida Gator Jazz program offers musicians a positive opportunity for personal and musical growth and aptly prepares them to break into the professional music industry. The Gator Jazz Band and Jazz Combos are very visible groups in the community and therefore expectations for these ensembles are very high as our ultimate goal is to set national standards. Our teaching philosophy is holistic and includes preparing students for tomorrow’s music industry. Our courses provide very valuable content such as access to 35 jazz instructional videos, jazz workbooks, jazz textbooks, online platforms, flash cards, jazz links, networking opportunities, international audition opportunities, summer camps, scholarships, private jazz lessons, and access to many other resources and tools available on the University of Florida’s beautiful campus. For the students that have already participated in our jazz ensembles is it a true honor to be part of their musical journey and we look forward to assisting these students in every way possible throughout their career. For those new students looking for commercial music training and technology skills, the School of Music has very attractive Combination Degrees (Music with an outside field) and the University of Florida has been ranked top in the nation for job placement. We are proud of all the outstanding individuals who have graced the University of Florida Gator Jazz Band with their exceptional musical talents. Go Gators!

UF Gator Jazz Band Website.: www.arts.ufl.edu/music/jazz/


Proceeds from this festival will help talented youth in support of arts and music programming in the Town of Oakland and West Orange County. We anticipate an audience of 800 of Orlando’s corporate and community leaders, local and regional government officials, educators and students to be in attendance to help fulfill our mission of “Building futures through music, art, and education”. In partnership with Ocoee High School, this event provides young jazz artists an additional performance outlet and access to collegiate programs and professional jazz artists. Additionally, the youth will have the opportunity to audition for music scholarships with top college music programs in the country.


HapCO Music Foundation presents The Town of Oakland’s 8th Annual TRIPLE “A” FESTIVAL (African American Arts ) Festival. This festival in the town of Oakland encourages artistic expression among youth and celebrates the work of local artists. The festival historically honors Juneteenth, now celebrated throughout the United States with picnics and festivals. We present artistry as exhibited in those who contribute to African-American culture. The festival is organized in collaboration with Orange and Seminole Counties to increase exposure and encourage community participation in the arts.

Highwaymen Youth Visual Art Clinic
Youth Visual Arts Clinic
Friday, June 13, 2014
Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Oakland Nature Preserve
Featuring Artist – R.L. Lewis an “Original Highwaymen”

VIP Reception
Friday, June 13, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Town of Oakland Town Center

Arts Festival
Saturday, June 14, 2014
12 noon – 6 p.m.
Town of Oakland
Speer Park
331 N. Tubb Street, Oakland, Florida


Mud RosterMud Rooster is a Central Florida Blues band that’s been playing local establishments for the last few years. The band consists of 3 of the areas more seasoned a-list musicians, Dave DeQuasie on guitar and vocals, Jorge Villar on drums and vocals and Jim Young on bass and vocals. All three players are also local instructors at some of the areas better music schools in Winter Garden and Oveido. Their funky and stylish takes on the blues greats sets them apart from the crowd. Influences range from Hound Dog Taylor to Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, The Allman Bros., Steely Dan and Hendrix.