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      Free Jazz Film Series in July in Pensacola

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      July 1, 2018

      Sunday   1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (weekly on Sundays for 4 times)

      239 N Spring Street
      Pensacola, Florida 32502

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      Free Jazz Film Series in July

      Jazz Pensacola and the West Florida Public Library will present a free "Jazz Film Series" Sundays throughout July at the downtown library, 239 N. Spring St.

      All films begin at 1:30 p.m. and feature a brief introduction and a jazz discussion by Jazz Pensacola members and library staff. In addition, filmgoers can enjoy free refreshments and a Jazz Room exhibit.

      July 1, "The Benny Goodman Story"
      July 8, "The Glenn Miller Story"
      July 22, "The Gene Krupa Story"
      July 29, "Paris Blues"

      Jazz Pensacola co-founder/jazz aficiando Norman Vickers will introduce the first two films. Jazz Pensacola President Fred Domulot, a popular session drummer and long-time music educator, will demonstrate the use of the drum kit and introduce "The Gene Krupa Story." As an introduction to "Paris Blues," renowned pianist/vocalist Crystal Joy Albert will perform some jazz tunes and share some personal experiences about her career in Boston, New York, Harlem and Miami.

      The Jazz Film Series is designed to increase public awareness of the Jazz Room collection, which began in the 1980s when LPs were transitioning to CDs, Vickers says. Today, the Jazz Room houses a curated selection of approximately 1,200 books, CDs and movies about the history, performance and culture of jazz in its many forms. Other special features of the room include a listening station where patrons can sample a variety of jazz styles, music books with play-along CDs and jazz-related artwork donated by library users.

      "Eugene Fischer, then director of the library system, expressed an interest in having a jazz collection," Vickers says. "So, the Jazz Society of Pensacola lent its funds and expertise. The Friends of the West Florida Library graciously offered to match donations of the Jazz Society. In the ensuing years, the collection has grown and is currently valued at $20,000."

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      This event repeats weekly on Sundays for 4 times:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.