Jazz Pensacola memberships and donations keep America’s music going and growing. Jazz Pensacola's annual budget runs around $100,000. In addition to memberships and individual donations, other income includes local and state grants, corporate sponsorships and merchandise/beverage sales at JazzFest. The Pensacola JazzFest represents the most costly yearly project with expenses in the $40,000 to $45,000 range. Jazz Pensacola is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which means that applicable portions of your gift or support may be tax deductible (see your tax advisor). A copy of the 1985 IRS Letter of Determination is available on request to Jazz Pensacola office. See the options for annual membership below.

To sign up or donate online, click here.

Pay by check by downloading the member/donation form here

Basic Annual Support Levels

These basic levels all include discounted admission to monthly events.

  • Individual – $40
  • Couples – $60
  • Corresponding (outside a 100-mile perimeter) – $20
  • Student – $5

Jazz Pensacola Event Card ($80)

  • Good for 10 monthly events where admission is $10.
  • Amounts to $8 admission cost; purchased and used by Jazz Pensacola members only.
  • Wallet sized card with 10 squares; hole punched at admissions desk.
  • Purchased at Jazz Pensacola office or events.
Advanced Jazz Pensacola Membership Levels

Partner: $150

  • One basic annual membership.
  • One Partner Event Card for fifteen $10 admissions.
  • Partner membership card and recognition in newsletter/website.

Patron: $250 (Individual) or $270 (Couple)

  • Basic Annual Membership(s): Patron-Individual includes $40 dues; Patron-Couple includes $60 dues.
  • One Patron Event Card for fifteen $10 admissions.
  • Two VIP passes = $100 JazzFest VIP donation.
  • Patron membership card(s) and recognition in newsletter/website.

Benefactor: $500

  • Two basic annual memberships.
  • One Benefactor Event Card for 20 admissions.
  • VIP donation of $200, good for 4 VIP passes.
  • JETS donation of $100.
  • Two Benefactor membership cards and recognition in newsletter/website.

Sponsor: $1,000

  • Two basic annual memberships.
  • One Sponsor Event Card for 30 admissions.
  • VIP donation of $300, good for 6 VIP passes.
  • JETS donation of $100.
  • Sponsorship recognition of a Blue Monday or Jazz Gumbo
  • Two Sponsor membership cards and recognition in newsletter/website.
  • Exact distribution of donations will be as Sponsor wishes.

If paying by check, mail application and check payable to Jazz Pensacola to:

Jazz Pensacola
3 West Garden St., Suite 418
Pensacola, FL 32502-5633


Acknowledgement letter/membership card will be sent to the specified mailing address.

Sign up or donate online here.

Download membership application for submission by mail (PDF, 120K) here.

Donation Opportunities

Jazz Pensacola conducts two main projects that depend heavily on special donations from the membership. We invite you to help support Pensacola JazzFest as a JazzFest VIP Donor and our Jazz Education Program and Student Jazz Competition as a Jazz Education Team Supporter, also known as JETS.

VIP Badge

If you haven't been a VIP donor in the past but have attended JazzFests, you may have noticed the nice tent strategically placed to see both stages, with people sitting in the shade sipping soft drinks and enjoying snacks. This special tent is for our VIP donors and corporate sponsors. You can become a VIP donor for only $100 (or more if you wish), and invite a guest to join you in the VIP tent. Your name will also be listed in the program as a VIP, acknowledging your special contribution toward making Pensacola JazzFest a reality.

Remember, Pensacola JazzFest may be free to the public, but it is not free to Jazz Pensacola. As an organization, we have bills to pay. We need to maximize fundraising of corporate and personal donations to ensure the future of Pensacola JazzFest. Your contribution helps substantially in keeping our $40,000-plus JazzFest alive and well.

Please consider joining the other VIP donors by giving a special contribution and enjoying the best seat in the house.

JETS Badge

Since 2010, Jazz Pensacola has reached out to younger musicians as they begin their lifetime adventure with music. In doing so we created the JETS program — Jazz Education Team Supporters. In that time we have helped hundreds of young artists in Northwest Florida and the surrounding area hone their talents and learn the business — and benefits — of making great music.

Our outreach to these younger musicians includes the annual Student Jazz Competition, as well as in-school workshops presented by top musician educators who work one-on-one with area middle and high school jazz bands and band members. Feedback from the band directors and the young musicians has been uniformly positive and exciting.

There is, however, more to be done, and that’s where you, as a lover and/or performer of jazz music and a devoted supporter of the growth of jazz in our area, come in.

We invite you to join JETS for the current school year by making a tax-deductible donation of $100 or more to help make our jazz education programs possible.

Since the launch of our student musician outreach, more than $16,000 in monetary support awards earned by the winners of our competitions went toward jazz camps, school tuition, purchase and repair of musical instruments, and lessons, helping these young musicians continue their development. Encouraging these students is vital to the future of America’s music — Jazz. Helping students discover the art form of jazz and their place in the jazz community presents them with a sense of musical identity that will serve them throughout their lifetime.

As we enter our seventh year of these initiatives, including the upcoming 2018 Student Jazz Competition, we have set a goal of at least $5,000 in funding. As a member of JETS, you will help make the Student Jazz Competition possible. You will be recognized with our special thanks on and in the program for the 2018 Student Jazz Competition planned for Thursday, March 15, at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium on the campus of Pensacola State College. We hope you will give that extra support to our jazz education programs and the young jazz musicians we seek to encourage, develop and inspire.

Make your special VIP, JETS and/or general fund donation online by clicking here. If you'd like to pay with a check at our offices, make the check payable to Jazz Pensacola. You also can pay via credit card by phoning the office at (850) 433-8382 during office hours, 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Donations to Jazz Pensacola are considered tax-deductible contributions, and any amount you choose to give will be greatly appreciated.

Here are our JETS donors for 2018:

  • Bob Byrnes
  • John and Myrl Eisinger
  • Paul and Marliese Herrick
  • Ralph E. Knowles
  • Tom and Mary Sylte
  • Carolyn Tokson and Jeff Elliot
  • Dr. F. Norman and Betty Vickers
  • Roger and Kat Villines
  • Dave and Lyndi Kessler
  • Knox and Holly Parker
  • Arnold Seligman
  • Horizen Restaurant/Alice Chiang
  • Tom and Kathy Lyon
  • Dave Jenson
  • Avalex Technologies
The F. Norman Vickers Artist in Residence Fund

On the thirtieth anniversary year of Jazz Pensacola, the Board of Directors announced the establishment of The F. Norman Vickers Artist In Residence Fund (VARF) in honor of our founder. This is the first permanent fund created by the Society, and it offers an exciting new avenue for your support.

The F. Norman Vickers Artist In Residence Fund is designated to further the long term mission of the Jazz Pensacola. It would support bringing noted jazz musicians and educators to Pensacola to provide instruction, performance and assistance to our membership and community constituents. The jazz artists selected would be made available for workshops and instruction to area schools and institutions of higher learning. The artist in residence would also provide special concerts that would augment the existing scheduled performances of Jazz Pensacola.

Contributions to, and earnings from the F. Norman Vickers Artist In Residence Fund, will be kept and reported on separately from other Jazz Pensacola finances and activities. Rules for fund administration and financial reports will be made available to members and donors upon request. As a designated fund, the F. Norman Vickers Artist in Residence Fund meets the requirements of the 501(c) (3) not for profit requirements, and expenditures from the Fund are restricted to its stated purposes.

Please consider contributing to the goals of this important and exciting venture, personally, or in honor of a birthday, anniversary, or in memory of a loved one. You may also find it an appropriate estate planning option. Make contributions payable to The F. Norman Vickers Artist in Residence Fund / VARF and mail your check to Jazz Pensacola, 3 West Garden St., Suite 418 • Pensacola, FL 32502-5633.

Jazz Pensacola

3 West Garden Street

 Suite 418

Pensacola, FL 32502-5633

(850) 433-8382

Copyright 2017 Jazz Pensacola