Drum Roll, Please: If you missed Annie Sellick and Chris Walters … too bad

Annie Sellick, center, and Chris Walters, left, perform for an appreciative audience at the Nov. 12 Super Jazz Gumbo at Phineas Phogg’s, Seville Quarter. Photo by Alice Crann Good.

Too bad …

If you were not at our Foo Foo sponsored gumbo this past Monday, too bad.

Annie Sellick and Chris Walters Big Time Band … unbelievable

If you decided to watch Monday Night Football (no offense to Giant and 49er fans), too bad.

If you think you can find this kind of jazz anywhere in town, any given night, wrong … too bad. If you missed the eclipse last year, too bad. If you think you’ve heard Bob Maksympko, George Petropoulos and Jackson Willis sit in with national touring jazz artists in town, wrong … too bad. They played like they were touring with Annie and Chris!

If you missed it, you’ll never know. It was one of those … you had to be there!

Pensacola … wake up!!! Jazz is alive!

Come support it!!! If you felt like it wasn’t your kind of “jazz” … too bad … too bad.

Here’s the thing: Every time there is a world-class act, make time to support it. Moments like this do not happen every week, or month.

Jazz Pensacola will be bringing in more world-class jazz to the area. You will get another chance to hear and see some of the best in the world of jazz today! And that is not “too bad.”

We really can be a great city for jazz.

That’s all.

Peace

“Give Peace A Chance”
Fred Domulot
AFM Local 389

Jazz is alive, bigger and better than ever, in Pensacola

Jazz Pensacola president Fred Domulot

After a summer break, we are back in full swing!

Jazz is alive!

Jazz Pensacola is up and running strong!

The summer had an awesome lineup at the Jazz Gumbos.

Jazz at its best! We had good turnouts at the monthly Jazz Jams, too.

September we will have Daniel Rivera doing his best Jack Kerouac, as he reads “On The Road,” backed by The Dharma Beats: Cynthia Domulot on keys, Tom Latenser on bass and yours truly on drums.

The October Jazz Gumbo will feature the great Joe Occhipinti and his Big Band playing all of the big band classics, just like you want!

November … Foo Foo Festival! We will have our concert featuring world class vocalist Annie Sellick! Joining Annie will be New Orleans born pianist Chris Walters. This one you do not want to miss! World class!

Jazz is still alive in Pensacola!

Peace.

Video: July Jazz Gumbo

Please enjoy this video with highlights from the July Jazz Gumbo, July 16 at Phineas Phogg’s, Seville Quarter.

The July Jazz Gumbo at Phineas Phogg’s at Seville Quarter featured a tribute to legendary vocalist Phoebe Snow, with vocals by Juliette MooreCynthia Domulot on keys, Jim Armstrong on guitar, Tom Latenser, bass, and Fred Domulot, drums. The evening was sponsored by Paul Herrick.

Video by Mike Suchcicki

Video: June Jazz Gumbo

Please enjoy this video with highlights from the June Jazz Gumbo, June 18 at Phineas Phogg’s, Seville Quarter.

The June Jazz Gumbo at Phineas Phogg’s at Seville Quarter featured a tribute to jazz great Chick Corea, with music by Jack Zoesch on piano, Chuck Schwartz on sax, Sean Peterson on bass and Fred Domulot on drums.

Video by Mike Suchcicki

Tributes aplenty at upcoming Jazz Gumbos

Chick Corea. Phoebe Snow. Herbie Hancock. Gerald Albright.

Those are the jazz legends soon to be under the tribute spotlight of our monthly Jazz Gumbos, as announced by president Fred Domulot, who just released the lineups for June, July and August.

(Of course, don’t forget the already-announced tribute to guitarist Grant Green, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Phineas Phogg’s, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Music will be by The Clint Hall Band, with Clint Hall on guitar, Steve Gilmore on bass, Chris Gardner on keys, and Charles Pagano on drums.)

Chick Corea

June

June’s Jazz Gumbo presents a tribute to the music of composer and pianist Chick Corea. It will be 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 18, at Phineas Phogg’s.
Music will be by Jack Zoesch on piano, Chuck Schwartz on sax, Sean Peterson on bass and Fred Domulot on drums.
Chick Corea, say our friends at Wikipedia, is American jazz pianist/electric keyboardist and composer. His compositions “Spain”, “500 Miles High”, “La Fiesta” and “Windows”, are considered jazz standards. As a member of Miles Davis’ band in the late 1960s, he participated in the birth of jazz fusion. In the 1970s he formed the fusion band Return to Forever. With Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, and Keith Jarrett, he has been described as one of the major jazz piano voices to emerge in the post-John Coltrane era.
Phoebe Snow

July

For July, our Jazz Gumbo presents a tribute to the music of the legendary Phoebe Snow, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 16, at Phineas Phogg’s.
You’ll hear the vocals of Juliette Moore, Cynthia Domulot on keys, Tom Latenser on bass and Fred Domulot on drums.
Phoebe Snow (1950-2011) was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for her 1975 song “Poetry Man.” She was described by The New York Times as a “contralto grounded in a bluesy growl and capable of sweeping over four octaves.” (Wikipedia)
Gerald Albright, left; Herbie Hancock

August

Our August Jazz Gumbo presents a tribute to the music of Herbie Hancock and Gerald Albright, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at Phineas Phogg’s.
Featured will be Soul Station: Noah Hall on sax, Andrew Conner on trumpet, Aundre Conner on bass, Bryce Lyublanovits on keys and Chase Rogers on drums.
From Wikipedia: Herbert Jeffrey “Herbie” Hancock is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer and actor. Starting his career with Donald Byrd, he shortly thereafter joined the Miles Davis Quintet where Hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the post-bop sound. In the 1970s, Hancock experimented with jazz fusion, funk, and electro styles.
Gerald Albright is an American jazz saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist. His self-produced music features him on bass guitar, keyboards, flutes, drum programming, and background vocals.
Cost of Jazz Gumbo is $10 each for Jazz Pensacola members and guests, $12 for non-members, free for students with ID and military in uniform. Also, join Jazz Pensacola at this event and admission is free.
Admission includes a cup of seafood gumbo, and you can order from the menu and cash bar. Hold onto your admission tickets for Door Prize drawings. Attendees can also purchase 50/50 tickets for a cash drawing. The winner gets half, and Jazz Pensacola gets half to benefit its music program.

Photo Gallery: Jan. 15 Jazz Gumbo

A packed crowd at Phineas Phogg’s in Seville Quarter enjoyed the swinging sounds of music legends Chuck Mangione and Herb Alpert at the Jan. 15 Jazz Gumbo. Leading the combo was Brian Taylor on trumpet and flugelhorn. Backing him up were Gino Rosaria on keyboards, Matt McCarty on woodwind, Tom Latenser on bass and Jazz Pensacola president Fred Domulot on drums.

The next Jazz Gumbo will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, at Phineas Phogg’s, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Note, however, that the Feb. 19 event will be a Super Jazz Gumbo, a fundraiser for JazzFest.

This New Orleans music extravaganza, a fundraiser for JazzFest, will feature the sounds of The Village Brass Band and The Seville Saints, playing everything from Second-Line to Dixieland to Swing to Funk and what Jazz Pensacola president Fred Domulot tells us will be a lot of surprises! This is one you can’t miss.

Cost of Super Jazz Gumbo is $20.

Admission includes a cup of seafood gumbo, and you can order from the menu and cash bar. Hold onto your admission tickets for Door Prize drawings. Attendees can also purchase 50/50 tickets for a cash drawing. The winner gets half, and Jazz Pensacola gets half to benefit its music program.

Here are scenes from the Jan. 15 gig (photos by Norman Vickers, Alice Crann Good, Mike Suchcicki):

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