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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July 9, 2018

The varied, colorful and eclectic posters celebrating the 35 years of Pensacola JazzFest were featured in a recent Pensacola News Journal article, “Artists festival posters become the face of Pensacola.” The article, by Mike Roberts, looks at how the posters of various Pensacola festivals over the years, including Pensacola JazzFest, the Pensacola Seafood Festival and[…]

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May 17, 2018

Chick Corea. Phoebe Snow. Herbie Hancock. Gerald Albright. Those are the jazz legends soon to be under the tribute spotlight of our monthly Jazz Gumbos, as announced by president Fred Domulot, who just released the lineups for June, July and August. (Of course, don’t forget the already-announced tribute to guitarist Grant Green, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday,[…]

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