MEMBERSHIP & DONATIONS
Jazz Pensacola offers several membership levels, allowing everyone to be a part of the organization and help bring Jazz into Pensacola and along the Gulf Coast. Jazz Pensacola is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization, which means portions of your gift or support may be tax deductible.
Member Event Cards
For $80, members can purchase a Member Event Card good for 10 regular $10 admissions. This equates to a reduced admission cost of $8, a reward for quantity purchase. Cards can be purchased by Jazz Pensacola members, only to be used for admission of members and guests accompanied by members. Member Event Cards can be purchased through the Jazz Pensacola office or at events. Cards are non-refundable, nontransferable, cannot be replaced and do not expire. Jazz Pensacola Member Event Cards benefit members and Jazz Pensacola’s financial standing.
Additional Support Opportunities
Corporate sponsorship of annual Pensacola JazzFest
Individual donations for general operation
Sponsorship of monthly Jazz Jams and Jazz Gumbos
VIP JazzFest Tickets
Jazz Education Team Support (JETS) donations for annual Student Jazz Competition
Vickers Artist in Residence Fund (VARF) donations
Other Donation Opportunities
Jazz Pensacola conducts two main projects that depend heavily on special donations from the membership. We invite you to help support Pensacola JazzFest as a JazzFest VIP Donor and our Jazz Education Program and Student Jazz Competition as a Jazz Education Team Supporter, also known as JETS.
Be a Pensacola JazzFest VIP
If you haven’t been a VIP donor in the past but have attended Pensacola JazzFests, you may have noticed the nice tent strategically placed to see the stage, with people sitting in the shade sipping soft drinks and enjoying snacks. This special tent is for Jazz Pensacola’s VIP donors and corporate sponsors. You can become a VIP donor for only $50 per person. Your name will be listed in the Pensacola JazzFest program as a VIP, acknowledging your special contribution toward making Pensacola JazzFest a reality.
Remember, Pensacola JazzFest may be free to the public, but it is not free to Jazz Pensacola. As an organization, we have bills to pay. We need to maximize fundraising of corporate and personal donations to ensure the future of Pensacola JazzFest. Your contribution helps substantially in keeping our $40,000-plus JazzFest alive and well.
Please consider joining other VIP donors by giving a special contribution and enjoying the best seat in the house.
To assist the Jazz Education Program, under the donation title Jazz Education Team Supporters (JETS), Jazz Pensacola invites you to become a JETS member by making a tax-deductible donation of $100 or more.
When we launched jazz education initiatives in 2010, it was a brand-new effort by the Jazz Society of Pensacola to reach out to younger musicians, as they begin their lifetime adventure with music. The first year’s program included our first Student Jazz Competition and 12 in-school workshops, presented by top musician educators who worked one-on-one with area middle and high school jazz bands.
To date, more than $24,000 in awards has gone to students to use toward jazz camps, school tuition, purchase and repair of musical instruments, and lessons, helping young musicians continue their development. Encouraging and supporting students is vital to the future of America’s music—Jazz.
Now, as we near our 13th year, our main goal is to continue with the 2020 Student Jazz Competition. As a JETS member, you will help make the next Student Jazz Competition possible. You will be recognized with our special thanks in the program for the 13th annual Student Jazz Competition planned for Monday, March 20, 2023 at Phineas Phogg’s in Seville Quarter.
Please send your JETS donation as a check payable to Jazz Pensacola to: Jazz Pensacola, 3 West Garden St., Suite 418, Pensacola FL 32502-5633. Or donate via credit card by phoning the office, (850) 433-8382, during office hours, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. JETS donations are tax-deductible contributions, and any amount you choose to give will be greatly appreciated.
We hope you will give that extra support to our jazz education programs, highlighted by the annual Student Jazz Competition, and the young jazz musicians we seek to encourage, develop and inspire.
The F. Norman Vickers Artist In Residence Fund
On the 30th anniversary year of Jazz Pensacola, the Board of Directors announced the establishment of The F. Norman Vickers Artist In Residence Fund (VARF) in honor of our founder. This is the first permanent fund created by the Society, and it offers an exciting new avenue for your support.
The F. Norman Vickers Artist In Residence Fund is designated to further the long term mission of the Jazz Pensacola. It would support bringing noted jazz musicians and educators to Pensacola to provide instruction, performance and assistance to our membership and community constituents. The jazz artists selected would be made available for workshops and instruction to area schools and institutions of higher learning. The artist in residence would also provide special concerts that would augment the existing scheduled performances of Jazz Pensacola.
Contributions to, and earnings from the F. Norman Vickers Artist In Residence Fund, will be kept and reported on separately from other Jazz Pensacola finances and activities. Rules for fund administration and financial reports will be made available to members and donors upon request. As a designated fund, the F. Norman Vickers Artist in Residence Fund meets the requirements of the 501(c) (3) not for profit requirements, and expenditures from the Fund are restricted to its stated purposes.
Please consider contributing to the goals of this important and exciting venture, personally, or in honor of a birthday, anniversary, or in memory of a loved one. You may also find it an appropriate estate planning option. Make contributions payable to The F. Norman Vickers Artist in Residence Fund / VARF and mail your check to Jazz Pensacola, 3 West Garden St., Suite 418 • Pensacola, FL 32502-5633.
Sustaining Membership Levels
These levels all include discounted admission to monthly events and are billing on a recurring, monthly basis.
Sustaining Silver - $5/month recurring
Sustaining Gold - $10/month recurring
Sustaining Platinum - $15/month recurring
Contact us for special options for recurring, monthly contribution amounts!
Basic Jazz Pensacola Membership Levels
These basic levels all include discounted admission to monthly events and are billed on an annual basis.
Individual – $40
Family: 2 Adults and all children under 18 living in the household – $60
Corresponding: Members who live outside a 100-mile perimeter from Pensacola – $20
Student – $5