Jazz Festivals and Events Calendars
Pensacola JazzFest (OURS!) (April)
Held by the Jazz Society of Pensacola during the month of April in Pensacola Florida’s historic Seville Square.
French Quarter Fest New Orleans (April) – www.fqfi.org/frenchquarterfest
Seabreeze Jazz Festival Panama City, FL (April) www.seabreezejazzfestival.com
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans, LA (April/May) – www.nojazzfest.com
Jazz-By-The-Bay JazzFest, Panama City, FL (October) presented by Gulf Jazz Society www.gulfjazzsociety.org
Florida’s Online Guide to Live Jazz and Blues. Info at www.JazzBluesFlorida.com
Atlanta Jazz Party, (April) Info at www.atlantajazzparty.com
Suncoast Jazz Classic, (November) Clearwater Beach, FL, Nov. 22-24, contact: suncoastjazzclassic.com
Jazz Info (history, education, research, etc.)
All Music.com – www.allmusic.com Great source for info about recordings and performers of any kind of music, including jazz.
The Jazz Education Network – www.jazzednet.org The Jazz Education Network is dedicated to building the jazz arts community by advancing education, promoting performance and developing new audiences.
JazzStandards.com – www.jazzstandards.com Songs, History, Biographies. Musicians, educators, researchers, and disc jockeys, use this quick reference site for the standards jazz performers play the most!
A Passion for Jazz – www.apassion4jazz.net History, education, glossary, timeline, styles, milestones, etymology, music tips, etc.
Jazz Video Café – from Mosaic Records – www.jazzvideocafe.com Presenting videos of wonderful performances, interviews, demonstrations, and snippets of documentaries that jazz fans will find enjoyable and fascinating.
Kathy Lyon — Jazz Vocalist. www.kathylyonmusic.com
Dukes of Dixieland www.dukesofdixieland.com
Jazz Times Magazine – www.jazztimes.com Founded in 1970 by Ira Sabin. Includes Extensive News Coverage, Award Winning Jazz Journalism, Hundreds of CD, Book and Video Reviews, World Class Photography and Award-Winning Graphics, Informative Features and Columns, Special Theme Issues, Special Directories, Readers Poll and Critics Picks, Sound$weeps (sweepstakes)
JAM – Jazz Ambassador’s Magazine (by the Kansas City Jazz Ambassadors) Dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of Kansas City jazz and developing and promoting the current Kansas City jazz scene. www.kcjazzambassadors.com
Syncopated Times – America’s Largest Traditional Jazz and Ragtime Newspaper Monthly publication serves over sixty pages of commentary, news, articles of interest and reviews as well as the people, places and festivals defining the excitement of today’s traditional Jazz and Ragtime scene. – www.syncopatedtimes.com
JazzWeek — JazzWeek is the definitive Jazz and Smooth Jazz national radio airplay chart—a weekly report of the top fifty Jazz and Smooth Jazz recordings played on radio stations across the United States and Canada. – www.jazzweek.com
WUWF 88.1 – (University of West Florida) It is the mission of WUWF Public Media to present, promote, preserve and encourage musical and spoken-word arts through our broadcast, web, and community outreach programs; provide credible, in-depth news and information to the public; serve as a vital community catalyst and a forum for the exchange of ideas; and to secure a sound fiscal basis for the continuation of public radio in Northwest Florida and South Alabama. http://wuwf.org
University of North Texas Public Radio 88.1 – www.kntu.unt.edu A great jazz station that can be heard via internet.
Jazz societies and clubs
Gulf Jazz Society www.gulfjazzsociety.org
Central Florida Jazz Society www.centralfloridajazzsociety.com
Jazz Club of Sarasota (FL) www.jazzclubsarasota.com
Mobile (Alabama) Jazz Society – Mystic Order of the Jazz Obsessed www.mojojazz.org
Gainesville Friends of Jazz (FL) www.gainesvillefriendsofjazz.org
The Space Coast Jazz Society (S. Florida) www.spacecoastjazzsociety.org
The Tri-State Jazz Society (New Jersey) www.TriStateJazz.org
Cape Fear Jazz Society (North Carolina) www.capefearjazzsociety.org
Madison Jazz Society (Madison, Wisconsin) www.madisonjazz.com
Pensacola Swing – www.pensacolaswing.com
Pensacola State College – www.pensacolastate.edu
MusicCritic.com — all things music-related — MusicCritic.com
Sound Radar — news and education about all types of music — SoundRadar.org