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 Pensacola Super Fundraiser Presents The 4 Korners

Get ready for some exciting jazz! The Monday, Nov. 15, Jazz Pensacola Super Fundraiser presents The 4 Korners at Phineas Phogg’s in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St.

The show runs 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Admission: $20 per person, for everyone.

Pay at the door, or purchase tickets in advance at Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-4-korners-presented-by-jazz-pensacola-tickets-186245815247

An original live instrumental music band featured at the 2018 Pensacola JazzFest, The 4 Korners play jazz fusion, though they prefer to call their sounds “Journey Music.” The ensemble is composed of Clarence “T-lee” Hill on keys, James “JT” Thompsonon bass, Isaac “Ike” Thompson on guitar, and Jerrod “J-rod” Sullivan on drums. They are connected in a variety of ways, and their bonds are strengthened by their shared passion for playing music that creates experiences. 

Enjoy The 4 Korners in action before the big show!

JT and Ike are brothers, and along with J-rod, they are from Cartersville, a town in Bartow County, Georgia. Clarence is from Acworth, another town in Bartow County, and JT, Ike, and Clarence have been friends for more than 20 years, first meeting at a musical held at New Beginning Church in Emerson in 2000. J-rod came on board in 2013 as the band’s new drummer, two years after their 2011 formation. 

Having toured with major artists, The 4 Korners dropped their first album, an eponymous indie record, in 2014, and in 2015 they signed with Ropeadope Records. Their first and to date only album with Ropeadope Records, Portal of Gold, was released in October 2016. In July 2017, they released a single, “Phraseology,” on their own. 

The 4 Korners are known for playing with an inimitably high level of energy. When listening to The 4 Korners, you are transported to someplace else, someplace that only you can see, someplace that you share with the world at large. Find your journey and enjoy the ride!

T-shirt Fundraiser Supports Jazz Pensacola

Our newly-designed T-shirt is all about supporting Jazz Pensacola, a non-profit celebrating more than 38 years.

Click on the shirt to get yours today!!!

When you buy a T-shirt through our Custom Ink online fundraiser, all proceeds go towards funding our special community events including monthly Jazz Jams and Jazz Gumbos; the annual Student Jazz Competition; the free, two-day Pensacola JazzFest and so much more. 

T-shirts are $20. You can purchase them here: https://www.customink.com/fundraising/jazz-pensacola-fundraiser.

Get a head start on your holiday shopping or simply buy one just for you. All are Hanes Authentic, Unisex, Navy. Buy a T-shirt today!

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 area. 

As always, thank you for your support, and we hope to see you at our exciting upcoming Jazz Jam, Jazz Gumbo and super fundraiser events. 

Wishing you happy T-shirt shopping!

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, Nov. 3, 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

Billie Holiday

Jazz Pensacola takes a “Holiday” to the past for its Monday, Oct. 18, Jazz Gumbo at End of the Alley, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. End of the Alley is an outdoor venue.

The evening features Turquoise Tango performing the music of Billie Holiday. Performing: Mary Chavez, keys/vocals; Steve Douglas, bass; Lukas Alihien, woodwind; Fred Domulot, drums.

Billie Holiday, born April 7, 1915 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was a superstar of her day, according to the official Billie Holiday website. She first rose to prominence in the 1930s with a unique style that reinvented the conventions of modern singing and performance. More than 80 years after making her first recording Billie’s legacy continues to embody what is elegant and cool in contemporary music. Holiday’s complicated life and her genre-defining autobiography “Lady Sings the Blues” made her a cultural icon. The evocative, soulful voice which she boldly put forth as a force for good, turned any song she sang into her own. Today, Billie Holiday is remembered for her musical masterpieces, her songwriting skills, creativity and courageous views on inequality and justice.

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.

Calendar

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!