Joe Occhipinti featured in Pensacola News Journal profile

Joe Occhipinti

Jazz Pensacola’s own Joe Occhipinti is the subject of a feature article in a recent Pensacola News Journal.

The beloved saxophonist is this year’s Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival Hall of Fame inductee.

Reporter Erin Stephens’ article looks at Occhipinti’s life and career and features comments and anecdotes by Jazz Pensacola Executive Director Emeritus Norman Vickers.

“Those of us in Pensacola can recount all the contributions Joe has quietly made over these many years,” Vickers said. “Joe is not a good self-promoter, but he’s always there. He’s done the things that need to be done. He’s kept music alive.”

Click here to read the PNJ profile.

One Reply to “Joe Occhipinti featured in Pensacola News Journal profile”

  1. I have known Koe for 61 years. Works very hard is always there if you need him yo play. Has done much for Pensacola and Surroundings Area.s
    His music he his life.

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