September 14, 2018

After a summer break, we are back in full swing! Jazz is alive! Jazz Pensacola is up and running strong! The summer had an awesome lineup at the Jazz Gumbos. Jazz at its best! We had good turnouts at the monthly Jazz Jams, too. September we will have Daniel Rivera doing his best Jack Kerouac,[…]

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May 14, 2018

One month after JazzFest … May is considered the last month of spring, but folks, it’s hot out there! This month you can cool off at the May Jazz Gumbo. The Music of Grant Green! Clint Hall will be playing the music of Grant with an awesome band. Featuring Clint on guitar, the great Steve[…]

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April 26, 2018

Editor’s Note: Bob Dorough, the jazz musician who helped create the children’s educational program “Schoolhouse Rock” and was its primary composer and musical director, died April 23 at age 94.   Jazz month … we lose a great one.   Bob Dorough. I was very lucky to have played music with this great one.  […]

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April 14, 2018

Well … That turned out to be a blast! I’m talking about the 35th annual Pensacola JazzFest. Saturday, the rain stopped our early bands: Random Middle School Jazz Band, Tate High School Jazz Band, Tate High Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the Northwest Florida State College Jazz Ensemble. If you get a chance to hear these[…]

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February 4, 2018

Happy February! Two months away from the 2018 Pensacola JazzFest! And what a festival it will be. There will be music for everyone. Our headliners this year: Starting off the event at 7 p.m. on Friday night, April 6, at Pensacola State College, Andy Martin will hold a rehearsal with the collegiate band made up[…]

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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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