Enjoy some of the area's best professional musicians and vocalists at our next Jazz Jam, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at The Vineyard Restaurant, 1010 N. 12th Ave., Pensacola. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Note: Jazz Jams will now be held in the main restaurant downstairs -- not upstairs.
Featuring the House Band, Jazz Jam is strictly for fun, an opportunity to play jazz with other musicians. (Lineup 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.
The two-day, free Pensacola JazzFest will be held 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 6-7 at beautiful Seville Square in historic downtown Pensacola. The last performance starts at 7 p.m.
The venue features a sprawling live-oak canopy and a picturesque central gazebo used as the Main Stage. Seating is provided, though many of our attendees bring lawn chairs. And many purchase food from one of our quality food vendors.
Pensacola JazzFest is a family-oriented festival that celebrates all types of jazz and attracts approximately 15,000 enthusiastic listeners over the weekend. The music includes a variety of jazz styles, presented by prominent national, regional and local artists, as well as area college and high school jazz bands. We also feature a “Kids Jam” with harmonicas and kazoos each afternoon for the children. In addition, an area is reserved for arts and crafts exhibitors to sell their wares, enhancing the festival atmosphere and adding value for our attendees.
Jazz Pensacola has been the sole presenter of Pensacola JazzFest since 1999, following WUWF-FM’s tenure as event presenter. The event is presented as a gift to the community from members and sponsors, and funds are raised in various ways throughout the year to finance this annual event.
By joining us as a Pensacola JazzFest Corporate Sponsor, you will have your company or organization prominently featured in marketing and advertising, as well as on the banner across the Main Stage. Help make jazz happen in Pensacola and reap promotional benefits for your business at the same time.
Student jazz musicians, you are invited to submit an entry to the 2019 Student Jazz Competition, the finals of which will be the March Jazz Gumbo, 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 18 at Phineas Phogg's in Seville Quarter!
Three finalists from each division — College Instrumental, High School Instrumental, Jazz Vocal — will perform at the live finals. Awards for first, second and third in each division, ranging from $100 to $500, will be presented at the conclusion of the event.
Application deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019. Click here to download the 2019 application, the current flyer and backing tracks (if you need them).
Have questions: send an email to info (at) jazzpensacola.com or call 850-433-8382.
To assist the Jazz Education Program, under the donation title Jazz Education Team Supporters (JETS), Jazz Pensacola invites you to become a JETS member by making a tax-deductible donation of $100 or more.
When we launched jazz education initiatives in 2010, it was a brand-new effort by the Jazz Society of Pensacola to reach out to younger musicians, as they begin their lifetime adventure with music. The first year’s program included our first Student Jazz Competition and 12 in-school workshops, presented by top musician educators who worked one-on-one with area middle and high school jazz bands.
To date, more than $22,000 in awards has gone to students to use toward jazz camps, school tuition, purchase and repair of musical instruments, and lessons, helping young musicians continue their development. Encouraging and supporting students is vital to the future of America’s music—Jazz.
Now, as we near our ninth year, our main goal is to continue with the 2019 Student Jazz Competition. As a JETS member, you will help make the next Student Jazz Competition possible. You will be recognized with our special thanks on the Jazz Pensacola website, jazzpensacola.com, and in the program for the ninth annual Student Jazz Competition planned for Monday, March 18, 2019 at Phineas Phogg's in Seville Quarter.
Please send your JETS donation as a check payable to Jazz Pensacola to: Jazz Pensacola, 3 West Garden St., Suite 418, Pensacola FL 32502-5633. Or donate via credit card by phoning the office, (850) 433-8382, during office hours, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. JETS donations are tax-deductible contributions, and any amount you choose to give will be greatly appreciated.
We hope you will give that extra support to our jazz education programs, highlighted by the annual Student Jazz Competition, and the young jazz musicians we seek to encourage, develop and inspire.
Thank you for supporting Jazz Pensacola.
Fred Domulot President, Jazz Pensacola
Submit your design for the 2019 Pensacola JazzFest poster
Jazz Pensacola is sponsoring a design competition to select the official 2019 Pensacola JazzFest poster. The winning artist receives a $400 cash award.
Artists/graphic designers of all ages are encouraged to submit designs. Entries should be appropriate for replication for posters, T-shirts and other 2019 Pensacola JazzFest promotional items.
Help Jazz Pensacola Administrator Alice Crann Good get your jazz events on the calendar by sending complete info — event date, beginning and end time of event, location, cost and contact info — to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
Relive the fun and music-filled activities of Jazz Pensacola through our many photo albums and video archives. You'll see Jazz Jams and Jazz Gumbos, JazzFest favorites and much more.
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Two Nina Fritz oil paintings have been added to the Jazz Room Area at the downtown West Florida Public Library. The latest acquisitions were donated by jazz enthusiast Amelia Asmar. One of the Fritz paintings shows local jazz saxophonist and band-leader Joe Occhipinti. The other depicts the late world-famous jazz pianist Earl “Fatha” Hines. For[…]
It was a few years back … The Guffman Trio was playing around town and the regional area quite often. We were even threatening to record a long awaited CD … I did say threatening. My wife, and one of my favorite all time musicians, Cynthia, found a very cool version of the Lambert, Hendricks[…]
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.