Jazz Pensacola is a community organization of jazz enthusiasts, including musicians, teachers, students and listeners, working together for the purpose of advancing jazz in Pensacola and the surrounding Central Gulf Coast region. Jazz Pensacola endeavors to provide a 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.

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Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

Karl Denson

Presented by Jazz Pensacola and Foo Foo Festival, internationally renowned Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe performs Monday, Nov. 7, at Vinyl Music Hall, 2 Palafox Place, downtown Pensacola, Florida. Opening act is AC3.

Tentative schedule: Doors open at 5 p.m. AC3 performs at 6 p.m., followed by Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at 7 p.m.

Tickets, $25, are available at the door and https://www.seetickets.us/event/Karl-DensonsTinyUniverse/493354.

Touring saxophonist with The Rolling Stones, Karl Denson fronts the seven-member jazz/funk/rock group from San Diego, California, “as if he’s preaching the gospel,” according to The Kate, a live music series from CPTV featuring bold performers with something to say. “Merging funk, soul, rock, jazz, blues and more, his energy and spirit are contagious while his songwriting serves a larger message of fellowship—across generations, genders, religions and cultures.”

Denson’s energy and spirit are contagious while his songwriting serves a larger message of fellowship—across generations, genders, religions and cultures. Highly regarded as one of the best live acts on the planet, KDTU distills the sweeping stylistic range of its concert performances into their own authentic sound. Along with KDTU and touring with The Rolling Stones, Denson also holds down his role as a founding member of the seminal funk band The Greyboy Allstars.

Check out this new video: https://bit.ly/2O89aLk“Something Sweet”

Opening Act AC3 gets the stellar evening soaring.

Austin Paul Jr. of AC3

AC3 is comprised of three brothers — Austin Paul Jr.Andrew Conner and Aundre Conner — who started their careers at a very young age. The leader of the band is Austin Paul Jr., a five-time winner of the Apollo Theatre Award in Harlem, New York. He has also performed at the world-famous Carnegie Hall. Andrew and Aundre are twins who currently attend Florida A&M University and have made great strides in the jazz community. The group has performed with significant artists including Gerald Albright and Kenny G. All AC3 members are members of the world-renowned Marching 100. Having traveled across the country, AC3 is now working with Grammy Award-winning producer Mike Will Made It (Michael Len Williams II) and was recently featured on Alicia Keys’ new album “Keys.”

Jazz Jam

Jazz Pensacola presents Jazz Jam 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Odd Colony Brewing Co., 260 N. Palafox St., Pensacola, Florida.

Featuring the House Band, Jazz Jam is strictly for fun, an opportunity to play jazz with other musicians. Drummers, please bring your own sticks/brushes. Vocalists, bring your mic.

Admission: Donations.

Check out the brewery at oddcolony.com.

Jazz Gumbo

It’s almost Sabroso time!

Come enjoy a night of Latin Jazz at Jazz Pensacola’s Jazz Gumbo with Sabroso Monday, Oct. 17.

Formed in 2021 to bring Caribbean and South American musical flavor to the Emerald Coast, Sabroso is ideal for dancing and creating a festive atmosphere. Sabroso’s sound is musically sophisticated yet broad in its appeal. Inspired by various artists from Cuba (the Afro-Cuban All-Stars and the Buena Vista Social Club), Brazil (Arry Barroso and Antonio Carlos Jobim), and the USA (Dizzy Gillespie and Camila Cabello), the band’s repertoire includes everything from traditional folk songs to classic jazz to unique arrangements of contemporary pop songs.

Sabroso features some of the area’s finest jazz musicians, including Lukas Hein, saxophone; Jackson Miller, trombone; Jim Green, guitar; Mark Hayden, bass; Lawrence Young, percussion; and Fred Domulot, drums.

The event is 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Phineas Phogg’s, Seville Quarter, 130 E.Government St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $10 for Jazz Pensacola members and guests; $12 for non-members; free for students with ID and military in uniform. Become a member at the event and get in free.

Details: 850-433-8382.

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Alice Crann Good

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