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JAZZFEST A TOP EVENT

Southeast Tourism Society has named JazzFest 2017 as a Top 20 Festival & Event winner for the month of April!

Read more about the honor here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jazz Jam

trumpet-148550__180Join the fun as Jazz Pensacola presents Jazz Jam 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at Horizen Restaurant, 3103 E. Strong St., Pensacola. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Featuring The House Band and guest musicians, Jazz Jam is held the first Monday of each month. Jazz Jam is strictly for fun, an opportunity to play jazz with other musicians.

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.

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. Dinner and drinks available.

Proceeds support Jazz Pensacola's house rhythm section and annual Pensacola JazzFest.

Jazz Pensacola is a non-profit organization of business and professional people, musicians, teachers, students and listeners working together for the purpose of advancing jazz music and education in Pensacola and the surrounding area.

For membership and information, call (850) 433-8382, or visit jazzpensacola.com.

Jazz Gumbo

Jazz Pensacola holds its next Jazz Gumbo 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at Phineas Phogg's, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

This event features the music of Ray Charles, performed by Chuck Schwartz, saxophone; Tom Latenser, bass; Sean Dietrich, keys and vocals; and Fred Domulot, drums.

ray-charlesJazz Gumbo is held the third Monday of each month, except December. 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. Also, join Jazz Pensacola at this event, and admission is free.

Admission includes a cup of seafood gumbo, and you can order from the menu and cash bar. Hold onto your admission tickets for Door Prize drawings. Attendees can also purchase 50/50 tickets for a cash drawing. The winner gets half, and Jazz Pensacola gets half to benefit its music program.

Jazz Pensacola (a.k.a. Jazz Society of Pensacola) is a non-profit organization of business and professional people, musicians, teachers, students and listeners working together for the purpose of advancing jazz music and education in Pensacola and the surrounding area.

For membership and information, call (850) 433-8382, or visit jazzpensacola.com.

OUR BIG EVENT: JAZZFEST

Saxophonist Greg Abate is one of the headliners for JazzFest 2017.
Saxophonist Greg Abate is one of the headliners for JazzFest 2017.

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. It's been named among the TOP 20 festivals and events by the Southeast Tourism Society. Read more about it here.

We have a great lineup of performers among our JazzFest headliners, including Greg Abate, Wayne Bergeron, Annie Sellick and Dimas Sanchez and Fusion Beat. Read about them here.

ALSO ON THE JAZZ CALENDAR

Jazz Pensacola events in red.

Details on these events and others here.

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

Browse through our extensive archive of photos and videos, chronicling the many great jazz events in Pensacola over the years. And come back often, as new photos are added all the time!

OUR BLOG: NEWS, REVIEWS AND OPINIONS

vickersThe Pensacola News Journal's Troy Moon writes, "The joke used to be that if you called Dr. Norman Vickers office when he was still in practice, you'd have to specify whether the call was 'medical or musical.' It could have been either, since the now-retired gastroenterologist ran the Jazz Society of Pensacola out of his office. He doesn't carry a stethoscope around any longer, but can still dig a harmonica out of his pants pocket on request and launch into jazz standards with ease."

Read Troy Moon's profile of Jazz Pensacola's own
 Dr. Norman Vickers in the Pensacola News Journal.

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JOIN AND SUPPORT JAZZ PENSACOLA

Support levels for all types, including discounted admission to monthly events

INDIVIDUAL

$40

COUPLES

$60

CORRESPONDING

$20

STUDENT

$5

We also have Jazz Pensacola advanced sponsorships at the Partner, Patron, Benefactor and Sponsor levels. Jazz Pensacola 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 Jazz Pensacola events and performances.
More information here.

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Jazz Pensacola

3 West Garden Street

 Suite 418

Pensacola, FL 32502-5633

(850) 433-8382

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