January 18, 2018

Benny Goodman’s jazz concert at Carnegie Hall, January 16, 1938, was the first jazz concert to be held in that esteemed venue. It was historic in a number of ways. It was the first time the band had performed in a strictly concert setting; that is, no dancing and no alcohol. It also was an[…]

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January 8, 2018

As the new year begins the next tune on our setlist, let’s pause a beat to get to know the folks behind the scenes at Jazz Pensacola, namely the people in the office ensuring that everything runs smoothly and that the public knows what we’re all about. Alice Crann Good has been Administrator of Jazz[…]

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January 7, 2018

Goodbye 2017 … Hello 2018! Out with the old … but wait! The old can be great memories to cherish, especially in jazz. In 2017 we lost a list of many treasures. Gone, but not forgotten: Charles “Bobo” Shaw … Keely Smith … Mundell Lowe … Jeter Thompson … Della Reese … Sol Schlinger …[…]

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