The New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival honors two who were sponsors and one who assisted the festival.
Bob was born in Washington, D.C. and was a Florida resident since 1970. He started his successful swimming pool business Bob Herrold’s All Seasons Pools and Spas in 1979. He enjoyed boating and golf and played football at the University of Montana in his college days. Along with his wife Sharon, they were Jazz Fest sponsors since 2005.
Eileen Kilday was a self-employed CPA for over 40 years working with not for profit companies. She was known for being a successful business woman. Eileen divided her time between New Smyrna Beach, FL and Lenox, MA. and loved traveling, gardening, long walks, and her beloved cats. She was a past President of the Canal Street business group for many years, assisting with many events including Blocktoberfest and the History-Mystery tours in 2008 and 2009. Eileen was a Jazz Fest sponsor since 2009.
Heidi Deleuil was born in Vienna, Austria and came to Cocoa Beach in 1985. She established Heidi’s Jazz Club in 1992. The Jazz Club has been a cultural fixture in Cocoa Beach, a venue for musicians and music lovers. Heidi made significant charitable contributions to her community, devoting herself tirelessly to local programs and schools. Heidi assisted Marc on several occasions to bring touring jazz musicians to the NSB Jazz fest and other events in New Smyrna.
Walter Kuhrt was born in Colon, Panama and prior to retirement he owned an engineering firm in Orlando, Kuhrt & Associates.Walter served in various roles in Orange County Florida including Interim County Engineer.Walter enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the U.S. and the world, loved living on the water and sailing the open seas. His favorite spots in NSB were The Breakers and The Grille at Riverview. He was a sponsor of NSB Jazz Fest since 2004.