Jazz Music Director
February 9, 2018 | Gary G. Vercelli
Veteran guitarist Tom Rizzo talks with CapRadio’s Gary Vercelli about life as a session player and what he’s doing to help other musicians find their financial footing in an unpredictable profession.
January 31, 2018 | Chris Remington
Now a professor of jazz music at Sacramento State, Mike McMullen is releasing a new album entitled Picture Book with a special release show this weekend at Antiquité Maison Privée.
January 26, 2018
With the 80th anniversary of his famous Carnegie Hall concert as the focal point, clarinetist/bandleader and cultural icon Benny Goodman took the spotlight on CapRadio Jan. 16-19.
January 24, 2018
In advance of our January 19th Benny Goodman tribute concert featuring Ken Peplowski and the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra, we hosted a student matinee at the Harris Center. Nearly 300 students attended.
January 19, 2018
In the 1930's, Hollywood was segregated as was most of American society. That made the appearance of Benny Goodman's integrated quartet remarkable in the film Hollywood Hotel. Journalist John McDonough describes just what a watershed moment that was.
January 18, 2018
Like many jazz musicians, the King of Swing was classically trained. He performed and recorded works by Mozart and other major classical composers. He also expanded the classical clarinet repertoire by commissioning new works.
January 18, 2018 | Paul Conley
Clarinet virtuoso Ken Peplowski headlines with the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra at a special concert honoring Benny Goodman.