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.
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.
July Jazz Gumbo
It’s time for some Keith Jarrett chords Monday, July 15, at Phineas Phogg’s, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Music starts at 6:30 p.m.
July’s Jazz Gumbo presents the music of Keith Jarrett, presented by Camara Kambon, keys; Steve Gilmore, bass; and Charles Pagano, drums.
A pianist, composer and bandleader, Jarrett is one of the most prolific, innovative, and iconoclastic musicians to emerge from the late 20th century, according to AllMusic. As a pianist (though that is by no means the only instrument he plays), he literally changed the conversation in jazz by introducing an entirely new aesthetic regarding solo improvisation in concert. Though capable of playing in a wide variety of styles from classical to folk musics, Jarrett is deeply grounded in the jazz tradition. He has recorded over 80 albums as a leader in jazz and classical music. And he has won the Down Beat Critics Poll as a pianist numerous times, including consecutively between 2001 and 2008. His 1975 solo piano album The Köln Concert is the best-selling solo album in jazz history, and the all-time best-selling piano album.
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.
Coming: The Music of Al Jarreau, August; Jazz to Motown with Nobius, September; The Music of Norah Jones, October.
August 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, Aug. 5 , 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.
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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!