April 16, 2019

It’s Saturday morning and while doing some chores around the house I turn on the TV and select the Music Choice Jazz Station. Soon, a solo erupts from the speakers that garners the comment “oh boy, another squeaky sax solo.” Another descriptive phrase I have heard likens the sound to “strangling a goose.” Sometimes it[…]

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April 12, 2019

Whether or not you attended the fantastic 2019 Pensacola JazzFest, you can relive those two days of musical merriment through our massive photo gallery. Just go to photos.jazzpensacola.com and click on the “Pensacola JazzFest 2019” gallery. Featured are photos by Ali Egan, Norman Vickers, Paul Herrick and Mike Suchcicki. Stay tuned for our official Pensacola[…]

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April 4, 2019

Do you hear that? Jazz…..here it is! The 36th Pensacola JazzFest, presented by Jazz Pensacola! There will be middle, high and college jazz bands! The best of the best from the Gulf Coast. It’s going on this weekend. Bob Sheppard, sax great…this weekend. Food….arts…crafts….kids jazz area….music. This weekend! Did I mention it is a “Free”[…]

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March 22, 2019

Greetings! On March 19 we had our latest Student Jazz Competition! It was an awesome event. Congratulations to all of the wonderful students! The new format, using a monthly Jazz Gumbo slot to present our student competition, worked! The venue gave the students the feeling as if they were playing in more of a “jazz[…]

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March 14, 2019

SCOTT ROBINSON; TENORMORE Arbors Records Some reviews almost write themselves; this is a prime example. Scott Robinson has produced a CD about his longtime love affair with his 1924 Conn tenor saxophone. Excellent liner notes by longtime jazz author and critic, Doug Ramsey, also make this CD special for me. Robinson assembled an excellent small[…]

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March 14, 2019

KING OF JAZZ A Film of the Paul Whiteman Orchestra—1930 The movie, KING OF JAZZ, featuring Paul Whiteman and his orchestra, was recently shown on Turner Movie Channel. This 1930 movie was groundbreaking in a number of ways. It was one of the first movies to be shown in the newly developing Technicolor. In fact,[…]

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