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 8, 2019

By Austin Consordini When thinking about things that are American, we think about Apple pie, hot dogs, the star-spangled banner, military heroes, and the statue of liberty. We think of GMC and Ford vehicles that proudly brandish the stamp of “made in America.” One often over-looked piece of America’s culture is jazz music. Jazz was[…]

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January 8, 2019

There’s a saying some circles: There are two kinds of music, TRAD and STAD. (S—t, that ain’t Dixieland.) If you’re a strict adherent to the former, then this review won’t appeal to you. However, for the rest of you musically adventurous souls, this may or may not appeal to you. I was aware of Eric[…]

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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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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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