Jazz Pensacola and the West Florida Public Library will present a free Jazz Film Series Sundays throughout July at the downtown library, 239 N. Spring St.
All films begin at 1:30 p.m. and feature a brief introduction and a jazz discussion by Jazz Pensacola members and library staff. In addition, filmgoers can enjoy free refreshments and a Jazz Room exhibit.
July 1, "The Benny Goodman Story"
July 8, "The Glenn Miller Story"
July 22, "The Gene Krupa Story"
July 29, "Paris Blues"
Jazz Pensacola co-founder/jazz aficianado Norman Vickers will introduce the first two films. Jazz Pensacola President Fred Domulot, a popular session drummer and long-time music educator, will demonstrate the use of the drum kit and introduce "The Gene Krupa Story." As an introduction to "Paris Blues," renowned pianist/vocalist Crystal Joy Albert will perform some jazz tunes and share some personal experiences about her career in Boston, New York, Harlem and Miami.
The Jazz Film Series is designed to increase public awareness of the Jazz Room collection, which began in the 1980s when LPs were transitioning to CDs, Vickers says. Today, the Jazz Room houses a curated selection of approximately 1,200 books, CDs and movies about the history, performance and culture of jazz in its many forms. Other special features of the room include a listening station where patrons can sample a variety of jazz styles, music books with play-along CDs and jazz-related artwork donated by library users.
"Eugene Fischer, then director of the library system, expressed an interest in having a jazz collection," Vickers says. "So, the Jazz Society of Pensacola lent its funds and expertise. The Friends of the West Florida Library graciously offered to match donations of the Jazz Society. In the ensuing years, the collection has grown and is currently valued at $20,000."
Jazz Jam at The Vineyard
Jazz Jams at The Vineyard have been a smash! So, come enjoy some of the area's best professional musicians and vocalists at our next Jazz Jam, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at The Vineyard Restaurant, 1010 N. 12th Ave., Pensacola. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Featuring the House Band, Jazz Jam is strictly for fun, an opportunity to play jazz with other musicians. (Lineup is subject to change.)
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, free for students with ID and military in uniform. Become a Jazz Pensacola member at the event, and admission is free. Dinner and drinks available.
July Jazz Gumbo celebrates singer Phoebe Snow
July's Jazz Gumbo presents a tribute to bluesy singer/songwriter Phoebe Snow 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 16, at Phineas Phogg's. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Performing: Juliette Moore, vocals; Cynthia Domulot, keys; Jim Armstrong, guitar; Tom Latenser, bass; and Fred Domulot, drums.
July's Jazz Gumbo sponsor is Paul Herrick.
Admission 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 more information, call (850) 433-8382.
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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.