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The 17th Annual UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival returns in February for two nights of extraordinary live jazz! Friday February 23rd Oliver Nelson Jr plays Oliver Nelson, including tunes from Blues and the Abstract truth, and hits like Stolen Moments. Joining Oliver will be Antonio Hart, Jason Marsalis, Jeff Rupert, Tom Parmerter, Richard Drexler, Saul Dautch and Charlie Silva at 8pm. On Saturday the 24th it's Akiko Tsuruga on Hammond organ, and her quintet! Joe Magnarelli on trumpet, Jerry Weldon on sax, Ed Cherry on Guitar and Byron Landham on drums. Special appearance too by the Flying Horse big band and jazz professors. Tickets are $25, UCF faculty and staff $10. No charge for students with a valid UCF ID. It’s the 17th Annual UCF Orlando Jazz Festival February 25th and 26th at UCF’s Nicholson Communication and Media Auditorium. Info at

Our Funny Valentine Show with Special Guest Jerry Weldon! My funny Valentine, Sweet comic Valentine...You make me smile with my heart...Your looks are laughable, Unphotographable...Yet you're my favorite work of art...

Fall in love with the Parker House Band! Our Funny Valentine Show is a live jazz playlist of love songs for the ages, featuring romantic Ryan Davis on piano, bold Ben Triesch on bass, joyous Jeremy Bruch on drums, and charismatic Kris Kimura on woodwinds and vocals, with a special sweetheart appearance by vocalist Jennifer Johnson.

Also joining the House band is Tenor Saxophonist JERRY WELDON from Harry Connick Jr's Band. This will be a magical night!

We’ll serenade and romance you all night, whether it’s your first date or your 50th, a friend date, a much-deserved date with yourself, or a rare kid-free evening out on the town for a couple of starry-eyed parents.