November 19, 2018

Too bad … If you were not at our Foo Foo sponsored gumbo this past Monday, too bad. Annie Sellick and Chris Walters Big Time Band … unbelievable If you decided to watch Monday Night Football (no offense to Giant and 49er fans), too bad. If you think you can find this kind of jazz[…]

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November 5, 2018

Two Nina Fritz oil paintings have been added to the Jazz Room Area at the downtown West Florida Public Library. The latest acquisitions were donated by jazz enthusiast Amelia Asmar. One of the Fritz paintings shows local jazz saxophonist and band-leader Joe Occhipinti. The other depicts the late world-famous jazz pianist Earl “Fatha” Hines. For[…]

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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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September 14, 2018

Standard Deviations, Volumes 1 and 2 By Tobin Mueller Album available CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes Interestingly, I had reviewed a previous two-CD set, “Afterwords,” exactly one year previously. On receiving this one, my expectations were pleasantly fulfilled. But, first some words about this unusual multi-talented man. In addition to being a pianist/composer/vocalist, he’s a playwright[…]

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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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August 27, 2018

Cabin in the Sky Hendrik Meurkens, chromatic harmonica; Bill Cunliffe, piano Height Advantage Music from the Heart Roger Davidson Quartet featuring Hendrik Meurkens Soundbrush Records The common factor in these two recordings is, of course, chromatic harmonicist Hendrik Meurkens. According to publicity accompanying “Cabin in the Sky,’ Meurkens and Cunliffe had long planned to get[…]

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