January 7, 2018

Goodbye 2017 … Hello 2018! Out with the old … but wait! The old can be great memories to cherish, especially in jazz. In 2017 we lost a list of many treasures. Gone, but not forgotten: Charles “Bobo” Shaw … Keely Smith … Mundell Lowe … Jeter Thompson … Della Reese … Sol Schlinger …[…]

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December 8, 2017

Greetings! I want to say “Thank you” to all who participated and attended the 2017 Jazz Pensacola Jingle Jazz! There was a great turn out . The music was topnotch! Jazz for the holidays …the holiday season always takes me back to an album crate I still have. I push to the Holiday Section, and[…]

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October 26, 2017

Jazz = music of the city. You typically find jazz thriving in large metropolitan areas because that’s where the music was born. But what if you have a passion for jazz and don’t live in a major city? How do you keep growing as an artist/musician? Some tips: Go find the music. It’s there; you[…]

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September 29, 2017

Embracing young jazz musicians Why don’t we have a pool of young high school and college students at the monthly Jazz Jams? Reasons: Too busy? Can’t drive? Didn’t know about it? Location? Didn’t get a warm welcome feeling from other musicians? Crushed by a bad vibe? Bad vibe: When a young player – feeling uncomfortable[…]

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August 30, 2017

Greetings! Or should I say, “Hello.” I am about to embark on a journey that I did not see coming … taking the reins as president of the Jazz Society of Pensacola. I mean Jazz Pensacola! Jazz Pensacola … that was a change. It took time, but it happened. And, yes, there will be changes.[…]

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