August 12, 2018

Please enjoy this video with highlights from the July Jazz Gumbo, July 16 at Phineas Phogg’s, Seville Quarter. The July Jazz Gumbo at Phineas Phogg’s at Seville Quarter featured a tribute to legendary vocalist Phoebe Snow, with vocals by Juliette Moore, Cynthia Domulot on keys, Jim Armstrong on guitar, Tom Latenser, bass, and Fred Domulot, drums. The evening was sponsored by Paul[…]

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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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August 2, 2018

Erroll Garner — Night Concert Tom Hook — 62 Ah, the joys of a record reviewer! Two recordings were recently received featuring pianists. The first was a live recording of Erroll Garner’s trio from Amsterdam, Nov. 7, 1964. The second one was of pianist/vocalist Tom Hook, a current recording commemorating Hook’s 62nd anniversary of his[…]

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July 21, 2018

The New York Times of July 17, 2018 carried a story about Les Lieber’s death at 106. He was a New York advertising executive and a saxophonist. Since he missed the opportunity to play with a group, in 1965 he organized the Jazz At Noon series. The format was that Lieber would invite some serious[…]

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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 12, 2018

Trombonist Bill Watrous has just died. My first notification was on Doug Ramsey’s Rifftides blog on Arts Journal website. Today’s New York Times (7-12-18) has an extensive column about him and, no doubt, the jazz journals will also. My purpose here is a personal remembrance of this charming man and wonderful musician. Here’s what I[…]

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