The two-day, FREE, Pensacola JazzFest will be held on an early-April Saturday and Sunday at beautiful Seville Square in historic downtown Pensacola. 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.
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 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.
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, Sept. 3, 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.
August Jazz Gumbo spotlights music of Hancock & Albright
The next Jazz Gumbo presents a tribute to pianist Herbie Hancock and jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at Phineas Phogg's. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Performing: Noah Hall, sax; Andrew Conner, trumpet; Aundre Conner, bass; Bryce Lyublanovits, keys; and Chase Rogers, drums.
August's Jazz Gumbo sponsor is Allen Maksymuk.
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.
COMING SOON! JAZZ PENSACOLA'S FOO FOO FESTIVAL EVENT
Put it on your calendars now! On Nov. 12, Jazz Pensacola presents a stellar evening with Annie Sellick & Chris Walters Big Time Band at Phineas Phogg's in Seville Quarter. Stay tuned!
ALSO ON THE JAZZ CALENDAR
Jazz Pensacola events inred.
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.
Please enjoy this video with highlights from the July Jazz Gumbo, July 16 at Phineas Phogg’s, Seville Quarter. The July Jazz Gumbo at Phineas Phogg’s at Seville Quarter featured a tribute to legendary vocalist Phoebe Snow, with vocals by Juliette Moore, Cynthia Domulot on keys, Jim Armstrong on guitar, Tom Latenser, bass, and Fred Domulot, drums. The evening was sponsored by Paul[…]
Born September 14, 1914 Died July 29, 2018 Jazz Pensacola members, especially native Pensacolians, will likely remember our longtime member Mac Miller. He was owner of radio station WCOA for many years and was active in the community. It was only when I read his obituary that I learned that he was involved in building[…]
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.