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Tioga Jazzfest


Press Release

Gainesville, Florida 

November 10, 2009

The inaugural "TIOGA JAZZFEST" will be held Sunday, March 14th, 2010 in the new Town Square at the award-winning Tioga Town Center!  The event will feature well-known Gainesville guitarist, Richy Stano and his band "Mindwalk" and will be headlined by National Recording Artist and Smooth Jazz Superstar, Eric Darius, and his incredible band. 

With the release of 2004's Night on the Town, saxophonist Eric Darius was prophetically hailed, Best Debut Artist of the Year by Smooth Jazz News, alerting the world that an exciting and vibrant new artist was officially embarking upon his destined mission to take the idiom to scintillating new heights. Noted for his searing and unrelenting passion and energy, Eric's albums and live performances earn him new fans at every turn, as well as industry and critical acclaim. His 2006 album Just Getting Started debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart, remained there for nine consecutive weeks, and featured four hit singles, including his cover of pop star Alicia Keys’ "If I Ain’t Got You" (the album’s second single, which reached #2 on the charts and also cracked the Top 10 on R&R Contemporary Jazz chart). Successes such as those made his fourth and latest album Goin' All Out - for legendary jazz label Blue Note Records - highly anticipated. Fans were not disappointed as the album’s title cut, "Goin' All Out" rocketed to #1 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart and the single, "Because of You," recently climbed to # 7.  For more information on Eric, please go to

Ticket and Sponsorship information will be made available shortly.

For more information on the "TIOGA JAZZFEST" please contact Mark Nordman at 352-339-3285.

Contact information:

Mark C. Nordman

President, M&H Productions

Gainesville, Florida


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Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Eric Darius
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