Drum Roll, Please: The Prez can’t wait for JazzFest

Jazz Pensacola president Fred Domulot

Happy February!

Two months away from the 2018 Pensacola JazzFest!

And what a festival it will be.

There will be music for everyone.

Our headliners this year:

Starting off the event at 7 p.m. on Friday night, April 6, at Pensacola State College, Andy Martin will hold a rehearsal with the collegiate band made up of students from Pensacola State College, University of West Florida, Northwest Florida State College and Coastal Alabama Community College. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, at the main JazzFest site at Seville Square in downtown Pensacola, we will have an amazing line-up!

Starting at 10 a.m. with a few of our middle, high school and college bands.

At 1 p.m. we have the great Gene Bertoncini Trio. Gene will be here only on Saturday, so check him out, all of you guitarists out there!

Andy Martin will be with the collegiate band on Saturday and with Don Snowden’s Big Band on Sunday.

New Orleans/New York resident and jazz pianist Michael Pellera will hit the stage with his trio!

For the smooth jazz enthusiasts we have the awesome Paula Atherton on saxophone and vocal! A native New Yorker, she’s guaranteed to get you up and moving!

The Scott Wilson Quintet will satisfy all the straight-ahead or Brazilian jazz lovers. World class!

Patrick Frost will bring his mixture of “Island Jazz,” steel pans, conch shell, trombone and keys!

Closing both days will be:

The 4 Korners!

Although they may be labeled a jazz fusion band, they prefer to call their sounds “Journey Music.” They will take you on one for sure!

Make your plans! Come to the Pensacola JazzFest!

Bring a friend … hug a musician!

And Happy Valentines! ❤️


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