_ The Jazz-By-the-Bay festival, presented by the Gulf Jazz
Society, is the highlight of a year-long series of activities aimed at
preserving and perpetuating jazz "America’s Music".
Each year the Gulf Jazz Society stages this two-day free admission
jazz festival in the historic St. Andrews section of Panama City,
The event is a collaborative effort with the St. Andrews Waterfront Project, newspaper, radio and area businesses.
The festival features at least five jazz ensembles,with several musicians of national and international acclaim.
A family friendly event, the festival includes various jazz musical
styles––a good sampling of "America’s Music" including swing, standards,
blues, mainstream and jazz vocal.
Sponsorship Level Options
Major Festival Sponsor – $5,000
As a major festival sponsor,the name of the corporation or business
receives prominent display on the festival banners, programs and flyers.
Also, the major sponsor is repeatedly identified and thanked from the
festival stage and recognised at all Gulf Jazz Society events throughout
Sponsor a participating artist or band - $2,500
Sponsor’s name is associated with the performing artist in all
printed materials, media ads and promotions and announced from the
festival stage. For example, a sponsor of the festival headliner would
be recognized with the announcement that “artist’s (name) appearance is
made possible through a generous gift of the corporation or business.”
In addition the sponsor and guests are invited to the festival
hospitality area where food and beverages are served.
General Sponsor - $1000
Sponsor’s name is identified on all festival promotional materials,
the festival banner, program, and newspaper ads. In addition, the
sponsor’s name is mentioned frequently during the two days of the
festival performances. Also, sponsors and guests are invited to use the
festival hospitality area where food and beverages are served.
OUR NEXT 3 SHOWS! CALL LARRY/AMY FLETCHER A/S/A/P FOR RESERVATIONS AT (850)-784-2106
On TUE. January 28, 2020, MIKE LEVINE, a nationally and internationally recognized jazz and Latin pianist will bring his energetic music to historic St. Andrews. Mike’s wide range of talents have led him to collaboration with acclaimed musicians such as Pat Metheny, Michael Bolton, Hiram Bullock, and Ed Calle, touring and performing at famous jazz clubs all over the country, chart topping compositions and recordings, and a grammy nomination for his role as producer. Let the relaxed confidence of Mike Levine’s piano playing inspire you and draw you in at this upcoming event. Space is limited. Make your plans to attend, and reserve your tickets.
On MON. February 10, 2020, GENE BERTONICI is known for his soothing jazz guitar infused with a nod to classical. A New York City native raised in a musical family, Gene began performing on television with his guitar in his teen years. Following his graduation from the University of Notre Dame, he honed his jazz skills while immersed in the Chicago jazz scene and developed a career that included playing with music greats like Benny Goodman, Paul Desmond, Tony Bennet, and bassist Michael Moore to name a few. Later in his career, Gene made appearances in television show orchestras, including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Carson, and served on faculty at several prestigious universities and fine arts schools. Gene’s live music is sure to connect with your soul at this outstanding event. Space is limited. Make your plans to attend, and reserve your tickets.
On SUN. March 1, 2020, THE BAILSMEN, a group hailed as “New York’s busiest jazz band”, will awaken your senses with original and adapted instrumental and vocal gypsy jazz and vintage swing favorites. Inspired by the likes of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, The Bailsmen flawlessly blend the sounds of acoustic guitars, saxophones, clarinets, accordions, and upright bass to produce a lively and irresistable sound. Their unique style and energetic stage presence have earned them performances at premier venues and events such as Conde Nast, New York Fashion Week, Huffington Post, and other locations along the East Coast and in New Orleans. This is an event you will not want to miss! Space is limited.
Make your plans to attend these shows at ALICE'S ON BAYVIEW, where a full bar and full dinner menu is available. Reserve you tickets today by calling Larry/Amy Fletcher at 850-784-2106
**************************** OUR FIRST SHOW OF 2020! LIFE IS A CABARET!
At Alice’s on Bayview, Tuesday, January 14 at 6:30 pm
FEATURING THE CRYSTAL JOY TRIO
A Presentation of the Gulf Jazz Society
Canadian-born, Crystal Joy, grew up in the state of Maine, came from a musical family, and knew her true calling from an early age. Her mother was determined she would be a star, and her mother was right. Joy studied piano and voice at Boston University, and started her piano/singing career in Boston jazz clubs. Later, she relocated to New York City and spent many years appearing at New York’s top jazz clubs and cabarets. She was discovered by composer, pianist, and television personality, Steve Allen, and was introduced and featured on his nationally broadcast television show. At the time, Allen remarked that Joy has “pure and simple talent and a beautiful style of her own”. Later, the two collaborated on an album titled, “The Fabulous Crystal Joy Sings Steve Allen”.
Joy has traveled throughout the U.S., the Caribbean, and Europe in various roles promoting her recordings, acting, and directing. After moving to Pensacola, she became immersed in the local jazz scene serving as musical director for the annual Pensacola Jazz Festival and as vice-president of the Jazz Society of Pensacola. Her performance on Tuesday is based on her experience performing in various New York cabarets during the decade of the 1950s. The cabarets of that day were both joyous and brutal. Joyous, because the price of admission was lower than larger night clubs and a smaller, more intimate venue (a dozen tables and fewer than 100 people) meant everyone was nearer the performer where the nuances of music and lyrics could be clearly heard. Brutal, because the audiences could readily expose the imposters who fell short in projecting genuine emotion for the songs they were singing. The great music and lyrics of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, and others demanded their due respect. And then there were the drunk hecklers to contend with at close range. Crystal Joy survived all that and lived to tell about it. Joy (piano, vocals) is joined by Julliard graduate Bob Maksympko (sax), and three-time Grammy winner Steve Gilmore (bass) in bringing this bygone era back to life. Come to the cabaret!
For reservations, call Amy or Larry at 784-2106. But don’t wait too long because seating is limited. Pay at the door. Admission is $10 for GJS members and $15 for others. Membership applications will be available to enroll new members.
Alice’s on Bayview at 1000 Bayview offers a full bar and a menu that includes a variety of sandwiches, salads, seafood, and steaks.