Jazz Pensacola kicks off the new year with a Jazz Gumbo Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at Phineas Phogg's, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St.
The evening features the music of legends Herb Alpert and Chuck Mangione performed by Dr. Brian Taylor, trumpet/flugelhorn; Matt McCarty, woodwind; Gino Rosaria, keys; Tom Latenser, bass; and FredDomulot, drums.
Cost of Jazz Gumbo is $10 each for Jazz Pensacola members and guests, $12 for non-members, free for students with ID and 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.
For membership and information, call (850) 433-8382.
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.
ALSO ON THE JAZZ CALENDAR
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PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
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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. 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.
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.