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PROMOTING, ADVANCING JAZZ IN PENSACOLA
Jazz Pensacola aspires to be the premier Jazz Society on the Central Gulf Coast dedicated to promoting all forms of jazz -- America's Music.
We endeavor to provide a social forum for jazz performance, education and enjoyment for listeners and musicians.
Jazz Pensacola is an organization of business and professional people, musicians, teachers, students and listeners working together for the purpose of advancing jazz music in Pensacola and the surrounding Central Gulf Coast region. Jazz Pensacola endeavors to provide a social forum for jazz performance, education and enjoyment for listeners and musicians.
OUR REGULAR EVENTS
On the first Monday each month, Jazz Jam is strictly for fun, an opportunity to play jazz with other musicians. The monthly session begins at 6:30 p.m. at La Brisa Cafe -- located in the Quality Inn as you enter Gulf Breeze from Three-Mile Bridge coming from Pensacola. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Admission is free for participating musicians, including high school and college students with student IDs. Each participating student also receives one free admission ticket for one guest. Drummers, please bring your own sticks/brushes. It's typically a full house, so get there early for best seats. Special menu and full bar available.
Otherwise admission is $10 for Jazz Pensacola members and guests, $12 for non-members, $5 for students with ID, and free admission for military in uniform. Join Jazz Pensacola at the event and admission is free.
Proceeds support Jazz Pensacola's house rhythm section and annual Pensacola JazzFest.
Held the third Monday of each month, except December, Jazz Gumbo features excellent jazz, along with a heaping serving of seafood gumbo.
The June 20 Jazz Gumbo presents the Wade Baker Jazz Combo 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Phineas Phogg's in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
The Wade Baker Jazz Combo plays an eclectic fusion of jazz, hip-hop, funk and groove music, while keeping the integrity and spirit of the traditions of the jazz masters we respect so much. In addition to playing new music, the band also performs a standard jazz repertoire, with more modern arrangements developed by members of the group.
Admission is $10 each for Jazz Pensacola members and guests, $12 for non-members, $5 for students with ID, and free for military in uniform. Join Jazz Pensacola at the event, and admission is free.
Jazz Gumbo also includes door-prize drawings and a 50/50 cash drawing, with proceeds benefiting Jazz Pensacola music programs.
OUR BIG EVENT: JAZZFEST
The 34th Annual Pensacola JazzFest is scheduled for April 1-2, 2017. Pensacola JazzFest is a FREE all-jazz festival held in historic Seville Square in downtown Pensacola. Jazz Pensacola produces the event with assistance from a variety of corporate sponsors, community organizations and donations. The two-day festival celebrates America’s unique musical art form—jazz. Jazz Pensacola volunteers work yearlong to present the festival as their annual gift to the community.
Read more about it here.
ALSO ON THE JAZZ CALENDAR
The Tryon Branch Library features Jazz Jam for Kids with Harmonicas and Kazoos 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at 1200 Langley Ave. The event is free and open to children of all ages. Each child gets a free harmonica or kazoo to take home.
Jazz Pensacola events in red.
Details on these events and others here.
JOIN AND SUPPORT JAZZ PENSACOLA
Support levels for all types, including discounted admission to monthly events
We also have Jazz Pensacola Advanced Sponsorships at the Partner, Patron, Benefactor and Sponsor Levels. JP is a non-profit organization, which means that applicable portions of your gift or support may be tax deductible.
And don't forget our Jazz Pensacola Event Card, which provides discount admissions to JP events and performances.
More information here.
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