March 20, 2018

The live finals of the Eighth Annual Student Jazz Competition took place Thursday, March 15, at Pensacola State College’s Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium. Audience members were treated to some fine jazz performances by talented finalists accompanied by the Guffman Trio, consisting of Cynthia Domulot on piano, Fred Domulot on drums and Tom Latenser on bass.[…]

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February 28, 2018

Norman Vickers, Jazz Pensacola’s Volunteer Executive Director Emeritus, has brought it to our attention that Jazz Times and other jazz magazines now are available to readers online through the resources of the West Florida Public Libraries. And now, thanks to the kind help of Rob Bremer, senior librarian for adult services, we have the detailed[…]

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February 14, 2018

Editor’s Note: Today we begin what we hope will be an ongoing series of guest columns from jazz musicians, specialists, historians and other experts. Today’s guest columnist is Marc-Andre Seguin of JazzGuitarLessons.net. Marc-Andre Seguin These days, there is a lot of importance placed on scales while other aspects of improvisation are neglected. Still, however, knowing your[…]

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January 23, 2018

A packed crowd at Phineas Phogg’s in Seville Quarter enjoyed the swinging sounds of music legends Chuck Mangione and Herb Alpert at the Jan. 15 Jazz Gumbo. Leading the combo was Brian Taylor on trumpet and flugelhorn. Backing him up were Gino Rosaria on keyboards, Matt McCarty on woodwind, Tom Latenser on bass and Jazz[…]

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January 8, 2018

As the new year begins the next tune on our setlist, let’s pause a beat to get to know the folks behind the scenes at Jazz Pensacola, namely the people in the office ensuring that everything runs smoothly and that the public knows what we’re all about. Alice Crann Good has been Administrator of Jazz[…]

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August 22, 2017

Jazz Pensacola’s own Crystal Joy Albert, board member and musical director of Pensacola JazzFest, recently was profiled in a Pensacola News Journal article by reporter Troy Moon. Albert (who goes by Crystal Joy in the article) recounts her days of performing and recording, as well as meeting many of the legends of jazz, including John[…]

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