Marcus Roberts Celebrating Coltrane Album Cover

An Interview With Pianist Marcus Roberts


For the now fifty-four years old Marcus Roberts, it’s been over thirty years since the pianist made his auspicious debut as one of the young lions of jazz along with Wynton Marsalis. Then, barely in his twenties, he joined Marsalis’ band spearheading a movement that eschewed the electronic driven fusion …  


FSDB Ms. Stein and student dress in Colonial attire.

BMS Students Experience Colonial Life


Last year, students in Edith Stein’s Blind Middle School Social Studies classes at FSDB experienced a “Taste of Rome” (ancient Rome) sampling raw foods and olive oil while listening to the first human melody found, dated to 1400 B.C. This year, students in Stein’s class travelled back in time to …  


FSDB Board Meeting announcement banner.

FSDB October 27, 2017 Board Meeting


On October 27, 2017, the Board of Trustees of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) will hold an Audit Committee meeting at 8:00 am and an Endowment Investment meeting at 8:45 am. The Board meeting will be held from 9:30 am until the conclusion of business. The committee …  


FSDB Amy Moring receiving check from Melting pot manager Lewie Parrish.

Melting Pot Donates $2255 To FSDB


Lewie Parrish, the manager of Melting Pot restaurant in Jacksonville, recently presented a check for $2,255 to FSDB Director of Development Amy Moring. The donation was made possible through the proceeds of a month-long promotion at the restaurant. The Melting Pot restaurant contributed $5 to support FSDB for every patron …  


FSDB Instructor chef and student at serving counter in Dragons Lair cafe

A milestone event happened at 11:30 am on August 22, 2017. The doors to the FSDB Dragon’s Lair Café opened and a new culinary adventure began! Campus staff members had been looking forward to the newest reboot of the Dragon’s Lair eatery. As Director of Career Development Andrea Armstrong relayed, …