Jazz Music Director
May 25, 2018 | Paul Conley
It’s been 10 years since The Manhattan Transfer released an album. On Saturday, the award-winning vocal ensemble will premiere their brand new recording, “The Junction,” as they headline the inaugural Roseville Jazz Day.
May 21, 2018
Jazz trumpeter Joe Mazzaferro previews his album release show at CLARA Auditorium for his latest record, "In Terms Of…"
May 21, 2018 | Gary G. Vercelli
Jazz trumpeter David Hardiman has led all star big bands for four decades but he began reaching his largest audiences as a solo act, once he was hired as the bugler for Bay Meadows. Now he plays "Call To The Post" every weekend at Golden Gate Fields
April 27, 2018 | Cody Drabble
Sacramento jazz fusion group Mino Yanci has performed at SXSW, the San Jose Jazz Festival and across Northern California. The band’s name translates from two African languages into “musical freedom.”
April 24, 2018
Dorough spent two decades as a jazz player, singer, conductor and arranger in New York before being approached, at his advertising day job, to explain math to children via music.
April 13, 2018
Known for his contributions to improvised music, Dave Douglas will perform with the Jazz Ensembles as part of The Festival of the Arts.
April 11, 2018
Pianist Jim Martinez continues an annual tradition with a new jazz-focused festival in Roseville that will take the place of the recently canceled Sacramento Music Festival.
April 6, 2018
Over a career that sprawled across six full decades, Taylor maintained an unwavering standard of expedition. And what he discovered — in an endless, boundless process — was a world unto himself.
April 6, 2018
Taylor stretched the beats in a measure and played notes outside the chords of a song. A pioneer of free jazz, the pianist and composer remained true to his vision even through financial struggle.
March 28, 2018
The Big Ears Festival in Knoxville always books a wide range of artists, but this year something particular was afoot.