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.

We have memberships at all levels — individual, couple, corresponding (outside the area) and student, as well as advanced memberships all the way up to Sponsor.

Upcoming Events

Student Jazz Competition

The community is invited to the 11th Annual Student Jazz Competition to be held 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 15, at Phineas Phogg’s in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St., Pensacola. The event is free.

Traditionally, three finalists from each division — College Instrumental, High School Instrumental, Jazz Vocal — perform at the live finals. But because of COVID-19 circumstances and a lower number of applicants, the performances and judging formats may change. Regardless, awards for first, second and third, ranging from $100 to $500, will be presented at the conclusion of the event. 

Pensacola JazzFest 2021

The 37th annual Pensacola JazzFest will be May 15-16, 2021 at Seville Square in historic downtown Pensacola.

As always, JazzFest is a free and celebrates America’s unique musical art form, jazz. With its beautiful live oaks and historic surroundings, Seville Square and the gazebo stage offer a perfect springtime setting for Pensacola JazzFest.

Alice Crann Good

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!