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Jazz Pensacola’s 2016 Foo Foo Festival Events

foofoologoJazz Pensacola has two cool events planned for the 2016 Foo Foo Festival. Mark your calendars for Nov. 13 and Nov. 14 so you do not miss: Library of Congress’ National Jukebox Presentation and Live Jazz; and An Evening of New Orleans Music – Janet Knowles Memorial Jazz Gumbo. Both events feature distinguished jazz trombonist David Sager, curator of the Library of Congress' National Jukebox. For more information, click here.

Jazz Jam

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Roger Villines & The House Band

For the Oct. 3 and Nov. 7 Jazz Jams, we will will jazz it up at Horizen Restaurant, 3103 E. Strong St., Pensacola.

Held on the first Monday each month, Jazz Jam is strictly for fun, an opportunity to play jazz with other musicians. The monthly session begins at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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. It's typically a full house, so get there early for best seats. Special menu and full bar available.

Otherwise 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.

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

 

Jazz Gumbo

Trombonist Jackson Willis
Trombonist Jackson Willis

Held the third Monday each month, except December, Jazz Gumbo features excellent jazz, along with a heaping serving of seafood gumbo, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Phineas Phogg's, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The Oct. 17 Jazz Gumbo features trombonist Jackson Willis doing J.J. Johnson. James Louis "J.J." Johnson was an American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger. He was one of the first trombonists to embrace bebop music.

Jazz Gumbo 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. Join Jazz Pensacola at the event, and admission is free. The evening also includes door-prize drawings and a 50/50 cash drawing, with proceeds benefiting Jazz Pensacola music programs.

OUR BIG EVENT: JAZZFEST

jazzfest2016poster_840The 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.
Read more about it here.

ALSO ON THE JAZZ CALENDAR

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Details on these events and others here.

JOIN AND SUPPORT JAZZ PENSACOLA

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

INDIVIDUAL

$35

COUPLES

$50

CORRESPONDING

$20

STUDENT

$5

We also have Jazz Pensacola Advanced Sponsorships at the Partner, Patron, Benefactor and Sponsor Levels. JP 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 JP events and performances.
More information here.

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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