Moon Over Maclay Concert

8th Annual Moon Over Maclay Jazz Concert



Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
3540 Thomasville Road


Sunday, November 5, 2017
6 pm – 9 pm.
Gate opens 5 p.m.

Purchase Tickets Online Here


Enjoy a Sunday evening of live jazz under a full moon on the lawn of the historic Maclay House in Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park. November 5th The Friends of Maclay Gardens hosts the popular Moon Over Maclay Jazz Concert, presenting the Bakan-Margut-Hall World Trio and headlining the jazz sextet – The David Detweiler All-Stars featuring vocalist Shanice Richards.

The Bakan-Margut-Hall World Trio

The Bakan-Margut-Hall World Trio The Trio opens “Moon” with dynamic Brazilian choro, samba, and bossa nova mixed with West African grooves, Cuban rumbas and new renditions of jazz standards. FSU ethnomusicology prof, gamelan guru, and percussion whiz Michael Bakan has been shaking up Tallahassee with genre-bending musical innovations.

For Moon, his latest adventure brings together a supertrio with piano phenom Mason Margut and bass ace Brian Hall to push the blending of contemporary jazz and world music traditions to new frontiers. Pianist Margut has taken Tallahassee by storm since his recent arrival in town, while bassist Hall is a Tallahassee jazz favorite. Add to that energetic duo the ever-adventurous artistry of Bakan and you have a trio lineup to delight and inspire.

The David Detweiler All Stars

The David Detweiler All Stars The headliner “All Stars” sextet will be led by saxophonist David Detweiler, FSU professor of jazz saxophone and jazz studies having served as Director of Jazz Studies at New York’s Nazareth College.

David performed at New York City’s premier jazz venues, such as The Blue Note, Birdland, The Knitting Factory and The Iridium.

Kevin Jones On trombone the sextet features Kevin Jones who joined FSU having held teaching appointments at the University of Texas, University of South Carolina, Lander University, and Presbyterian College.

Kevin performed with James Brown, the Temptations, Aretha Franklin, and Barry Manilow.

Shanice Richards Shanice Richards will be thrilling us on vocals. She is passionate about her art and participates in the FSU jazz ensembles while fronting local musical groups.

The “All Stars” is rounded out by other jazz greats – Bill Peterson on piano, Rodney Jordan on bass and Ronan Cowan on drums.

The gate to Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park opens at 5 p.m. and performances begin at 6 pm to 9 pm.

Pack a picnic and your favorite drink, alcohol is permitted. Bring chairs or a blanket.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children and students with ID and $20 for Friends of Maclay Gardens. Purchase advance tickets online here at , at the Maclay Gardens Ranger Station 3540 Thomasville Rd. or on the day of the event.

For information, call the Park at (850) 487-4556 or email at

“Moon Over Maclay” is a fundraising event sponsored by the Friends of Maclay Gardens, Inc. whose mission is to support, protect and preserve Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park. All proceeds support the historic gardens and Park.