April 4, 2019

Do you hear that? Jazz…..here it is! The 36th Pensacola JazzFest, presented by Jazz Pensacola! There will be middle, high and college jazz bands! The best of the best from the Gulf Coast. It’s going on this weekend. Bob Sheppard, sax great…this weekend. Food….arts…crafts….kids jazz area….music. This weekend! Did I mention it is a “Free”[…]

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March 22, 2019

Greetings! On March 19 we had our latest Student Jazz Competition! It was an awesome event. Congratulations to all of the wonderful students! The new format, using a monthly Jazz Gumbo slot to present our student competition, worked! The venue gave the students the feeling as if they were playing in more of a “jazz[…]

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February 27, 2019

Every year, Jazz Pensacola sponsors a Student Jazz Competition, and every year we go through the moves to make it a great success — not only for Jazz Pensacola, but also for the young musicians who are truly reaching the goal of playing jazz in front of an audience. They are playing themselves. Yes, they[…]

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January 20, 2019

Greetings and guess what? Jazz Pensacola is going to have a jazz festival this year. Despite possible rumors that we were not … guess what? We are! In fact, there was never a doubt! At least not by the ones that matter and make the decisions. And what a line up! Check the website’s homepage[…]

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January 3, 2019

2018 … so long.2019 … hello.Favorite quotes …Jazz is great, jazz is good.Music and people make the world go ’round.If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.Is music good for your health?Is music food for the soul?Jazz is a conversation, a give and take.Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the[…]

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October 24, 2018

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[…]

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