Melissa Ross: Chris Thomas and Ellen Cottrill

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On First Coast Connect, Melissa Ross interviews Chris Thomas, of The Chris Thomas Band, and Ellen Cottrill, owner of HOBNOBs, about the monthly series of shows for The Chris Thomas Band at Unity Plaza and all the excitement going down after the jump!

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Chris Thomas is a master entertainer and vocalist as well as a professional dancer and owner of Monarch Ballroom & Dance Studio in Jacksonville, Florida. The Chris Thomas Band performs at events where it is important to get all ages onto the dance floor.  Chris and his fellow musicians can provide entertainment as a duo, quartet/quintet, or all the way up to a 19-piece big band.  Their mission is to bring big band music back into the mainstream for future generations to enjoy.
You can learn more about The Chris Thomas band at

For Ellen Cottrill, food and art are the perfect pairing.  As co-owner of Unity Plaza's newest restaurant, HOBNOB, she and her husband designed the space to be a feast for both the palate and the eyes. With a creative new menu plus local art and craftsman details throughout the dining area, guests will find "global inspiration" and "local intentions" in every meal.
More about Ellen Cottrill and HOBNOB: Ellen Cottrill on Global and Local Inspiration

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