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Jim De Stafney / Blues Angel Music
BAM was opened in August of 1997 by Retired Navy Captain / Fighter Pilot Jim DeStafney, and has grown from a 1,000 sq. ft., one-man guitar shop into a 15,000 sq. ft., full-line, world-class music store.
We provide a great selection of new, used and vintage guitars and amps for both the professional musician as well as the beginner. We also have become Pensacola’s number 1 Band and Orchestra Instrument Dealer.
Our expert staff is always eager to answer any question and meet your musical needs including all music instrument repairs! It has always been our goal to be the “go-to” place for local working musicians, Students, and local families. We also offer a wide variety of Band Instruments to Rent or Buy.
We service and repair:
- Electric Guitars
- Acoustic Guitars
- Brass Instruments
- Woodwind Instruments
- Tube Amplifiers
- Solid-State Amplifiers
The Blues Angel Music Foundation
“Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.” —Napoleon Bonaparte
The Blues Angel Music Foundation aims to make a positive impact on the Greater Pensacola Area through the promotion of music education, instruction, and therapy throughout the lifespan of any and every individual it touches.
We will seek out and support organizations, scholarships, and other efforts to engage the mind and body through music.
About the Blues Angel Music Foundation
In 2012, before there was a foundation, Jim and Nan DeStafney, owners of Blues Angel Music, knew they wanted to help make a positive difference in the lives of people through music. From their own pockets, they made donations to many local organizations including the Belmont Youth Band, the Pensacola Choral Society, the Pensacola Symphony, the Waterfront Rescue Mission, and Guitars for Vets. But that wasn’t enough.
They began looking for groups who were making strides in providing music therapy. It has long been accepted that music can connect to parts of the brain beyond control of the conscious mind. Science and brain imaging have shown us that the brain has the ability to heal and change. This same science has taught us that music therapy can help patients overcome language, cognition, and motor control problems that were once believed to be beyond rehabilitation.
Then, in September of 2014, a $200 donation to their efforts changed things and the Blues Angel Music Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was born.
Why Music Matters
Music majors are the most likely group of college graduates to be admitted into medical school. Research has shown that piano students are better equipped to comprehend mathematical and scientific concepts. Of course, America needs more and better physicians, scientists and mathematicians.
Playing and learning music benefits people of all ages — and it’s proven fun! The Blues Angel Music Foundation advances active participation in music education, instruction, and therapy across the lifespan of every individual willing to participate by supporting philanthropic giving and public service programs.
The BAM Foundation is an active representation of the desire of the staff and customers of Blues Angel Music to spread the power of music to places where it doesn’t currently exist. It is funded directly by BAM through fundraising and by direct, tax deductible, donations from people like you.
Make a donation today and change someone’s life forever.
Heather Bragg / Creative Cusine
Personal Chef & Owner
With a Personal Chef, you can enjoy “Food at Your Place, Cooked to Your Taste”! Chef Heather, owner of CrEAT!ve Cuisine, LLC, can be your “What’s for dinner?” solution!
Chef will come to your home, assess your dietary needs and requirements, create a personalized menu for you, and help determine how often you would like your service. Pricing is based on how many entrees you choose, the type of entrees, and frequency of service. On your cook date, Chef will shop for groceries and arrive with her equipment. Then she preps, cooks and packages all entrees, stocks your refrigerator/freezer with delicious meals, leaves re-heating instructions ready for you, and tidies your kitchen!
Should you need food or baked goodies prepared for a special event, gathering or party, Chef will happily assist you in making your event a success!
If you are ready to start enjoying some CrEAT!ve Cuisine and save yourself time and energy, then contact Chef Heather today! You can also find her on Facebook at /Chef.Heather74. It’s time to get creative with your cuisine! Buon Appetito!
Ameriprise Financial + Calliope Films
Calliope (or beautiful voice) is the Greek Muse of epic or heroic poetry. She was seen to be homers muse as well as the inspiration to the Odyssey and the Iliad. It’s these epic ideals that that Calliope films is based upon.
At Calliope films, we offer video production on any level. Projects we have worked on in the past consist of:
– Short films
– Training Videos
– Demo Reels
– Music Videos
We have the tools to provide any video production work needed.
When it comes to commercials or any type of project that involves Pre-production. We will sit down with you and design a project to suit your needs.
We are more than happy to travel to you to produce you project.
For every production we have a package deal to Include both video and photography if both are desired.