Getting into the swing of things this week for Jazz Appreciation Month, the Friends of the Destin Library will host a free, indoor concert at 3 p.m. on Friday.

The Northwest Florida State College Jazz Ensemble will kick off a month of jazz at the Destin Library with their performance. The Northwest Florida State College Jazz Ensemble features 11 members 2 singers and 9 musicians all talented high school and college jazz musicians from throughout Northwest Florida.

Led by band directors and assistant professors Fred Domulot and Tom Latenser, The Northwest Florida Jazz Ensemble is a highly dedicated and hardworking group practicing multiple times a week for hours on end, according to the directors.

Throughout the month of April the Destin Library is encouraging patrons to take an interest in jazz. The library provides numerous resources on jazz legends, history and music.

For those interested in receiving a document titled "Directories of Jazz Societies in Florida," email with "Jazz Directory Request" in the subject line.