Greetings! Or should I say, “Hello.”
I am about to embark on a journey that I did not see coming … taking the reins as president of the Jazz Society of Pensacola. I mean Jazz Pensacola!
Jazz Pensacola … that was a change. It took time, but it happened. And, yes, there will be changes. I also know that with changes, you cannot please everybody. But, as we move forward, I am hoping with the support of the board members to bring changes and fresh ideas to go with exciting musical performances in the future.
The monthly Jazz Gumbos have taken on a concert-atmosphere theme. So far, all feedback has been in the favor column! Be looking for updates on upcoming “concerts.”
We will continue to bring new and exciting acts to our jazz festival, too. The success of the Wayne Bergeron clinic and concert was a great kickstart to continue with that format. I would like to continue with this formula, bringing young players in the mix and getting them to be part of a band and perform with a world-class clinician and artist.
I want to bring talent to Jazz Pensacola that will be fresh and exciting. Some talent you may have heard of, some you may have not, but the musicians will have you buying their music.
So, please stay tuned.
At your service,
Jazz Pensacola President