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 β€œOn 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.

Photo Gallery: Feb. 5 Jazz Jam

The great thing about Jazz Pensacola’s monthy Jazz Jams is that anything can happen and anyone can show up to join the House Band.

Jazz Jam for Feb. 5 was no exception. The House Band β€” Roger Villines on trumpet and flugelhorn, Gino Rosaria on keyboards, Steve Gilmore on bass and Fred Domulot on drums β€” was joined by a variety of talented musicians and singers, including 12-year-old Vincent Imperial, who sat in on saxophone for one number, his proud father Vinnie taking photos from the sidelines.

Jazz Jams occur on the first Monday of every month at Horizen Sushi Restaurant, 3103 E. Strong St. Admission is free for participating musicians, including high school and college students with student IDs. Each participating student also receives one free admission ticket for one guest. Drummers, please bring your own sticks/brushes.

Admission is $10 for Jazz Pensacola members and guests, $12 for non-members, free for students with ID and military in uniform. Become a Jazz Pensacola member at the event, and admission is free. Dinner and drinks available.

The next big event for Jazz Pensacola will be the Super Jazz Gumbo 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.

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’s a gallery of photos from the Feb. 5 Jazz Jam, featuring photos by Norman Vickers and Mike Suchcicki.

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