Polk State Jazz Jam: Musicians Invited to Collaborate with Local Favorites

Posted on by Polk Newsroom

Local talents Victoria de Lissovoy and Charlie “Topp” Hines will host a free jazz jam session for musicians from 5 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center.

A Polk County favorite, de Lissovoy studied music at Northwestern University and regularly performs across Polk County. She will share the stage with Hines, who honed his trumpeting skills at Boston’s Berklee College of Music.

de Lissovoy and Hines have previously collaborated for the College’s Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival.

The jazz jam session is open to musicians who would like the chance to play with de Lissovoy and Hines.

Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center Director Osubi Craig said he is excited to see what transpires at the event.

“We already know that Victoria and Charlie are immensely talented individuals, but it will be neat to see who else comes out to play. Polk County has lots of talent just waiting to be discovered — and that could very well happen on this evening,” he said.

The Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center is located at 1099 State Road 60 East.

For more information, call 863.298.6883, email LWAC@polk.edu, or visit polk.edu/ArtsCenter.