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Executive Director Emeritus Norman Vickers named a 2021 Jazz Hero by Jazz Journalists Association

Dr. Norman Vickers, Executive Director Emeritus of Jazz Pensacola, has been named a 2021 Jazz Hero by the Jazz Journalists Association.

The group’s Jazz Heroes are “advocates who have had significant impact in their local communities. The ‘Jazz Hero’ awards, made annually on the basis of nominations from community members, are presented by their local fans and friends in conjunction with the JJA’s annual Jazz Awards honoring significant achievements in jazz music and journalism.”

Read more about the honor.

Jazz Pensacola’s Student Jazz Competition presents new musical stars for 2021

Master of Ceremonies Roger Villines, student competitors Jensen Cadenhead, Max Levesque, Brianna Marler, Katarina Marshall, Joshua Mullikin.

In its ongoing mission to promote all forms of jazz in the Central Gulf Coast region, Jazz Pensacola presented the 11th Annual Student Jazz Competition on Monday, March 15, at Phineas Phogg’s in downtown Pensacola. Jazz Pensacola seeks to encourage emerging jazz musicians (vocalists and instrumentalists) during their student years. The larger jazz community, including musicians and educators, feel that by welcoming students and giving them an opportunity to showcase and develop their talents, they are helping create the jazz musicians of the future, and thereby fostering the future of jazz.

Find all of the winners, sponsors and judges on our Student Jazz Competition page.