Upcoming Events

JAZZ JAM

Roger Villines

Enjoy some of the area’s best professional musicians and vocalists at our next Jazz Jam,   6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 2, 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.

2020 STUDENT JAZZ COMPETITION/MARCH JAZZ GUMBO

Jazz Pensacola invites the community to the live finals of the 2020 Student Jazz Competition. The event is 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 16, at Phineas Phogg’s in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St.

This is the competition’s 10th year!

Admission is free and open to the public; no tickets required. Finalists’ family, friends and teachers, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend to support the finalists. Drinks and menu available.

The competition includes three divisions: College Instrumental, High School Instrumental and Jazz Vocal. The preliminary round of judging recordings submitted with students’ applications narrowed the field to the finalists in each division.

Each finalist will perform two songs, with backing by a professional rhythm section, before judges/professional musicians and a live audience. While the judge’s scores are tabulated, the audience will be entertained by an all-star group of professional jazz musicians. The placings will be announced at the conclusion of the evening, with a short jam session to include all finalists to close the show.

Monetary awards range from $100 to $500 and will be given at the event.

Part of Jazz Pensacola’s mission is to encourage and assist emerging jazz musicians during their student years. The jazz community, including musicians and educators, believes that by welcoming students and giving them an opportunity to showcase and develop their talents, we are helping to create jazz musicians of the future.