Your Jazz Pensacola membership keeps jazz, America’s music, going and growing. Please select among the options for annual membership. Jazz Pensacola is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization, which means portions of your gift or support may be tax deductible. (See your tax advisor.)
Basic Annual Support Levels
These basic levels all include discounted admission to monthly events.
Individual – $40
Couples – $60
Corresponding (outside a 100-mile perimeter) – $20
Student – $5
Jazz Pensacola Event Card ($80)
Jazz Pensacola provides a way to prepay for event admissions and save money. For $80, members can purchase a Member Event Card good for 10 regular $10 admissions. This equates to a reduced admission cost of $8, a reward for quantity purchase.
Cards can be purchased by Jazz Pensacola members, only to be used for admission of members and guests accompanied by members. Member Event Cards can be purchased through the Jazz Pensacola office or at events.
Cards are nonrefundable, nontransferable, cannot be replaced and do not expire. Jazz Pensacola Member Event Cards benefit members and Jazz Pensacola’s financial standing.
Advanced Jazz Pensacola Membership Levels
One basic membership.
One Jazz Pensacola Partner Event Card for fifteen $10 admissions
Partner badge and recognition in newsletter/website.\
Patron: $200 (Individual) or $270 (Couple)
One basic membership $40, or couples membership $60.
One Jazz Pensacola Patron Event Card for fifteen $10 admissions.
One VIP pass for indivisual = $50 JazzFest VIP donation.
Two VIP passes for couple = $100 JazzFest VIP donation.
Patron card(s) and recognition in newsletter/website.
Two basic memberships.
One Jazz Pensacola Benefactor Event Card for 20 admissions.
VIP donation of $200, good for 4 VIP passes.
JETS donation of $100.
Two Benefactor cards and recognition in newsletter/website.
Two basic memberships.
One Jazz Pensacola Sponsor Event Card for 30 admissions.
VIP donation of $300, good for 6 VIP passes.
JETS donation of $100.
Sponsorship recognition of a Blue Monday or Jazz Gumbo
Two Sponsor cards and recognition in newsletter/website.
Exact distribution of donations will be as Sponsor wishes.
Additional Support Opportunities
Corporate sponsorship of annual Pensacola JazzFest
Individual donations for general fund for event sponsorship
VIP JazzFest donations of $50 for each individual
Jazz Education Team Support (JETS)
Acknowledgement letter/membership card will be sent to the specified mailing address.
Jazz Pensacola conducts two main projects that depend heavily on special donations from the membership. We invite you to help support Pensacola JazzFest as a JazzFest VIP Donor and our Jazz Education Program and Student Jazz Competition as a Jazz Education Team Supporter, also known as JETS.
Be a Pensacola JazzFest VIP
If you haven’t been a VIP donor in the past but have attended Pensacola JazzFests, you may have noticed the nice tent strategically placed to see both stages, with people sitting in the shade sipping soft drinks and enjoying snacks. This special tent is for Jazz Pensacola’s VIP donors and corporate sponsors. You can become a VIP donor for only $50 per person. Your name will be listed in the Pensacola JazzFest program as a VIP, acknowledging your special contribution toward making Pensacola JazzFest a reality.
Remember, Pensacola JazzFest may be free to the public, but it is not free to Jazz Pensacola. As an organization, we have bills to pay. We need to maximize fundraising of corporate and personal donations to ensure the future of Pensacola JazzFest. Your contribution helps substantially in keeping our $40,000-plus JazzFest alive and well.
Please consider joining other VIP donors by giving a special contribution and enjoying the best seat in the house.
Jazz Pensacola conducts two main projects that depend heavily on special donations from the membership: Pensacola JazzFest and its Jazz Education Program highlighted by the annual Student Jazz Competition.
To assist the Jazz Education Program, under the donation title Jazz Education Team Supporters (JETS), Jazz Pensacola invites you to become a JETS member by making a tax-deductible donation of $100 or more.
When we launched jazz education initiatives in 2010, it was a brand-new effort by the Jazz Society of Pensacola to reach out to younger musicians, as they begin their lifetime adventure with music. The first year’s program included our first Student Jazz Competition and 12 in-school workshops, presented by top musician educators who worked one-on-one with area middle and high school jazz bands.
To date, more than $24,000 in awards has gone to students to use toward jazz camps, school tuition, purchase and repair of musical instruments, and lessons, helping young musicians continue their development. Encouraging and supporting students is vital to the future of America’s music—Jazz.
Now, as we near our 10th year, our main goal is to continue with the 2020 Student Jazz Competition. As a JETS member, you will help make the next Student Jazz Competition possible. You will be recognized with our special thanks in the program for the 10th annual Student Jazz Competition planned for Monday, March 16, 2020 at Phineas Phogg’s in Seville Quarter.
Please send your JETS donation as a check payable to Jazz Pensacola to: Jazz Pensacola, 3 West Garden St., Suite 418, Pensacola FL 32502-5633. Or donate via credit card by phoning the office, (850) 433-8382, during office hours, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. JETS donations are tax-deductible contributions, and any amount you choose to give will be greatly appreciated.
We hope you will give that extra support to our jazz education programs, highlighted by the annual Student Jazz Competition, and the young jazz musicians we seek to encourage, develop and inspire.
Thank you for supporting Jazz Pensacola.
The F. Norman Vickers Artist In Residence Fund
On the 30th anniversary year of Jazz Pensacola, the Board of Directors announced the establishment of The F. Norman Vickers Artist In Residence Fund (VARF) in honor of our founder. This is the first permanent fund created by the Society, and it offers an exciting new avenue for your support.
The F. Norman Vickers Artist In Residence Fund is designated to further the long term mission of the Jazz Pensacola. It would support bringing noted jazz musicians and educators to Pensacola to provide instruction, performance and assistance to our membership and community constituents. The jazz artists selected would be made available for workshops and instruction to area schools and institutions of higher learning. The artist in residence would also provide special concerts that would augment the existing scheduled performances of Jazz Pensacola.
Contributions to, and earnings from the F. Norman Vickers Artist In Residence Fund, will be kept and reported on separately from other Jazz Pensacola finances and activities. Rules for fund administration and financial reports will be made available to members and donors upon request. As a designated fund, the F. Norman Vickers Artist in Residence Fund meets the requirements of the 501(c) (3) not for profit requirements, and expenditures from the Fund are restricted to its stated purposes.
Please consider contributing to the goals of this important and exciting venture, personally, or in honor of a birthday, anniversary, or in memory of a loved one. You may also find it an appropriate estate planning option. Make contributions payable to The F. Norman Vickers Artist in Residence Fund / VARF and mail your check to Jazz Pensacola, 3 West Garden St., Suite 418 • Pensacola, FL 32502-5633.