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Student Jazz Competition in Eleventh Year

Back in Fall of 2010, Jazz Pensacola leadership decided it was time to take a dive into some jazz education initiatives. One of the them that is still happening is the annual Student Jazz Competition. The first planning meetings comprised Jazz Pensacola leaders plus some local music educators and included Steve Ferry, Joe Spaniola, Cynthia…

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Executive Director Emeritus Norman Vickers named a 2021 Jazz Hero

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…

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Drum Roll, Please: We’re having a JazzFest

Fingers crossed! That’s right! Jazz Pensacola is having a jazz festival…yes, on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 & 16, in Seville Square, downtown Pensacola. But first on Friday, May 14, we will hold a Meet and Greet of Pensacola JazzFest artists 7-11 p.m. at The District on Government Street. We will kick off the festival…

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Chip Shelton Book and CDs now at Jazz Room

Most Jazz Pensacola members are likely acquainted with Chip Shelton, New York dental specialist, jazz flautist and brother of our member, Ron Shelton. Chip has performed for Jazz Pensacola at various times. The last was about a year and a half ago when he performed for a Jazz Jam. Chip and Ron had just returned…

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