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.

Upcoming Events

Jazz Jams

Professional musician and long-time Jazz Pensacola member Roger Villines leads Jazz Pensacola’s monthly Jazz Jams.

Join in some fun jamming as Jazz Pensacola presents a Jazz Jam 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at The 5 Barrel Brewery & Taproom, 121 S. Palafox St., downtown Pensacola.

Get to The 5 Barrel for super evenings of jazz. The venue is large and spacious with great acoustics. Led by professional musicians, Jazz Jam is strictly for fun, an opportunity to play jazz with the best. Drummers please bring your own sticks/brushes, and horn players please follow guidelines. Vocalists please bring own mic.

Admission is free for participating musicians and vocalists, including high school and college students with a student ID.

General admission: Donations.

Craft beers, made-in-house seltzers, fine wine, sodas and a variety of menu items are available at The 5 Barrel.

Jazz Gumbos

Bill Evans

Jazz Pensacola features the music of the late Bill Evans at Jazz Gumbo Monday, Sept. 20, at the outdoor venue End of the Alley, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Music starts at 6:30 p.m.

William John Evans (Aug. 16, 1929 – Sept. 15, 1980) was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked as the leader of a trio. His use of impressionist harmony, interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire, block and trademark rhythmically independent, “singing” melodic lines continues to influence jazz pianists today.

Musicians performing: Andrew Gregg, piano; Max Levesque, bass; Michael Lett, sax; Jensen Cadenhead, drums.

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.

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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!