International Jazz Day Celebration – LeNard Rutledge & Friends

International Jazz Day Celebration

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Date: Saturday, April  27, 2024
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Featuring: LeNard Rutledge & Friends
Admission: Free
Location: Apopka Amphitheater – 3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway – Apopka, FL 32712
Part of the Apopka Saturday Sounds series

As part of the Apopka Saturday Sounds series, celebrate jazz music with the world this International Jazz Day weekend! Enjoy classic, soul-stirring jazz music from HAPCO Music Foundation’s LeNard Rutledge & Friends. Join us at this free performance!

Miami vocalist LeNard Rutledge began his professional career as the featured vocalist for the famed Melton Mustafa Orchestra. As a HAPCO clinician, he teaches beginning percussion technique and proficiency and vocal technique. Performing with him: Michael Levine, Maikalo Kasha, Michael Harvey and Diron Holloway.

Bring blankets and chairs. Picnic baskets and coolers are permitted.

The show is presented in conjunction with the City of Apopka as part of their Saturday Sounds series at the Apopka Amphitheater. The Apopka Amphitheater has 1360 seats with additional lawn space.

HAPCO Music Foundation helps disadvantaged young people use their musical, culinary and artistic talents to build their better futures. The non-profit organization has education and performance programs in Florida, Texas and Georgia. Students use their musical, culinary and artistic talents to fund their college education or to pursue professional careers. Info:

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. Each year, this international art form is recognized for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human rights and human dignity; eradicating discrimination; fostering gender equality; and promoting freedom of expression.

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