Jazz Pensacola is an organization of business and professional people, musicians, teachers, students and listeners working together for the purpose of advancing jazz music in Pensacola and the surrounding Gulf Coast region. Jazz Pensacola endeavors to provide a social forum for jazz performance, education and enjoyment for listeners and musicians.
Jazz Pensacola and Foo Foo Festival present a wild evening of jazz and swing with legendary Big Bad Voodoo Daddy 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at Vinyl Music Hall, 2 Palafox Place in downtown Pensacola, Florida.
Opening act is Village Brass Band.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Village Brass Band performs at 7 p.m., and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets, $25, can be purchased here.
The concert, an official 2019 Foo Foo Festival event, is a fundraiser for Jazz Pensacola.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s horn-infused and high-energy show draws jazz and swing fans of all ages. Together for more than 25 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has appeared in concert venues across the world, sold millions of records, and had their music appear in hundreds of movies and television shows. BBVD shows no signs of slowing down! Get ready to swing!
Village Brass Band, a popular, Pensacola-based seven-member band offers a range of styles from New Orleans-style funk and hip-hop to traditional Dixieland. Their fun, irreverent show has audiences both laughing and dancing in the aisles.
See our video page for a lively look at the Village Brass Band:
October Jazz Jam
Enjoy some of the area’s best professional musicians and vocalists at our next Jazz Jam, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at The Vineyard Restaurant, 1010 N. 12th Ave., Pensacola. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Featuring the House Band, Jazz Jam is strictly for fun, an opportunity to play jazz with other musicians. (Lineup subject to change.)
Admission is free for participating musicians, including high school and college students with student IDs. Each participating student also receives one free admission ticket for one guest. Drummers, please bring your own sticks/brushes.
Admission is $10 for Jazz Pensacola members and guests, $12 for non-members, free for students with ID and military in uniform. Become a Jazz Pensacola member at the event, and admission is free. Dinner and drinks available. For more information, call (850) 433-8382.
October Jazz Gumbo
Jazz celebrates The Music of Norah Jones Monday, Oct. 21, at Phineas Phogg’s, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. The featured band: Isabelle Schrack, vocals and keys; Mat Hall, guitar; Tom Latenser, bass; John Link, keys; Jensen Cadenhead, drums.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Music starts at 6:30 p.m.
Cost of Jazz Gumbo is $10 each for Jazz Pensacola members and guests, $12 for non-members, free for students with ID and military in uniform. Also, join Jazz Pensacola at this event, and admission is free.
Admission includes a cup of seafood gumbo, and you can order from the menu and cash bar. Hold onto your admission tickets for Door Prize drawings. Attendees can also purchase 50/50 tickets for a cash drawing. The winner gets half, and Jazz Pensacola gets half to benefit its music program.
2020 Student Jazz Competition
Click here or on the image to download the flyer and the 2020 application.
Don’t just stand on the outside looking in. Come join Jazz Pensacola and take part in all the fun! Monthly jazz events! Special concerts with national headliners! The annual Pensacola JazzFest! Jazz Pensacola members enjoy discounts and special benefits in all of these activities.
It’s all available through a selection of great membership packages. From our Individual membership for only $40 to our Couples package at $60. Or if you’re from out of town, take advantage of our $20 Corresponding membership. And if you’re a Student, become a member of Jazz Pensacola for only $5!
We also have Jazz Pensacola advanced sponsorships at the Partner, Patron, Benefactor and Sponsor levels. Jazz Pensacola is a non-profit organization, which means that applicable portions of your gift or support may be tax deductible.
And don’t forget our Jazz Pensacola Event Card, which provides discount admissions to Jazz Pensacola events and performances.
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Help Jazz Pensacola Administrator Alice Crann Good get your jazz events on the calendar by sending complete info — event date, beginning and end time of event, location, cost and contact info — to [email protected]. Thank you!