Jazz Jam Note: No Jazz Jam in December and January
Jazz Pensacola invites the greater Pensacola community to Jingle Jazz.
The FREE event is 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at Phineas Phogg’s, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Drinks and dinner available.
The festive evening features jazzy holiday tunes by Dharma Beats - Fred Domulot, Cynthia Domulot and Bob Andrews - plus Joe Occhipinti's Holiday Sax Four Fun. Guests include jazz vocalists Crystal Joy, Kathy Lyon and Saundra Daggs.
"We're going on a 'Holiday Big Band Sleigh Ride’!” Occhipinti says.
Come get into the holiday spirit with Jazz Pensacola!
Be a 2018 Pensacola JazzFest VIP
As 2017 closes, you may want more charitable giving deductions for income-tax purposes. As an option, we invite you to become a VIP donor for the 35th Annual Pensacola JazzFest slated for April 7-8, 2018.
If you haven't been a VIP donor in the past, but you have attended JazzFests, you have probably seen the big, white tent strategically placed near the stage -- full of people sitting in the shade sipping drinks and enjoying snacks. This special tent is for VIP donors and corporate sponsors. You can become a VIP donor for only $100 (or more if you wish), and invite a guest to join you in the VIP tent. Your name will also be listed in the program as a VIP, acknowledging your special contribution toward making Pensacola JazzFest a reality.
Please consider joining other VIP donors by giving a special contribution and enjoying the best seat in the house. You can do this by sending your check for $100 or more payable to Jazz Pensacola (for JazzFest VIP donation), donate online or by calling the office at (850) 433-8382. Charge cards accepted.
Jazz Pensacola needs to maximize fundraising of corporate and personal donations to ensure the future of Pensacola JazzFest.
We wish you a wonderful holiday season, and thanks for supporting Jazz Pensacola.
2018 Student Jazz Competition
Jazz Pensacola invites student jazz musicians to submit an application for the 2018 Student Jazz Competition. Divisions are: College Instrumental, High School Instrumental and Jazz Vocal.
Applying instrumentalists and vocalists must reside and attend school (including homeschooling) in the greater Pensacola area -- Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties and Baldwin County in Alabama.
Three finalists from each division will perform in live finals 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd. The event is free and open to the public.
Ranging from $100 to $500, awards for first, second and third place in each division are earmarked for music education expenses.
Application deadline is Feb. 23, 2018. Students can ask their band/chorus directors for an application, or download an application here.
For more information, send an email to email@example.com, or call (850) 433-8382.
Arts & crafts vendors apply now
Jazz Pensacola is calling arts and crafts vendors to submit applications for the 2018 JazzFest taking place April 7-8 at Seville Square in historic downtown Pensacola.
Application forms can be downloaded here. Only original art and handmade craft vendors will be accepted. No commercial products will be accepted.
All entries are $100 through Dec. 31, and $150 afterward, for a 10'-by-10' canopy or smaller.
For more information, call Jazz Pensacola Administrator Alice Crann Good at (850) 433-8382, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. M-F, or visit jazzpensacola.com.