February 27, 2019

Every year, Jazz Pensacola sponsors a Student Jazz Competition, and every year we go through the moves to make it a great success — not only for Jazz Pensacola, but also for the young musicians who are truly reaching the goal of playing jazz in front of an audience. They are playing themselves. Yes, they[…]

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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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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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August 6, 2018

Born September 14, 1914 Died July 29, 2018 Jazz Pensacola members, especially native Pensacolians, will likely remember our longtime member Mac Miller. He was owner of radio station WCOA for many years and was active in the community. It was only when I read his obituary that I learned that he was involved in building[…]

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July 16, 2018

Please enjoy this video with highlights from the June Jazz Gumbo, June 18 at Phineas Phogg’s, Seville Quarter. The June Jazz Gumbo at Phineas Phogg’s at Seville Quarter featured a tribute to jazz great Chick Corea, with music by Jack Zoesch on piano, Chuck Schwartz on sax, Sean Peterson on bass and Fred Domulot on[…]

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