Foo Foo Fest Events

Forbidden Love (and Sax), featuring Chris Vadala

Pensacola Civic Band featuring Chris Vadala
Date: Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Saenger Theatre Pensacola
Tickets: $10 for adults; $5 for students (plus $1 convenience fee)
Event Website: Pensacola Civic Band

Pensacola Civic Band: Forbidden Love (and Sax), featuring Chris Vadala – This year jazz enthusiasts are welcome to vacation musically. Pensacola Civic Band is proud to present Forbidden Love (and Sax) – an evening with the country’s foremost woodwind artist and standout sax soloist, Chris Vadala.

First call saxophonist for the National Symphony Orchestra and member of the internationally-recognized Chuck Mangione Quartet, Vadala has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Ella Fitergerald and many more.

His Saenger Theatre performance with the Pensacola Civic Band will feature memorable classical jazz arrangements from “West Side Story” and “Romeo and Juliet.”

Calling all jazz students!

On Friday, November 11, the Pensacola Civic Band will host a free master class for local middle school and high school students in Room 884 of the Ashmore Fine Arts Building at Pensacola State College. Mr. Vadala will lead an instructional clinic on the art of jazz improvisation and woodwind doubling.


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