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Traditional Jazz Experiencing An Upswing In Sacramento

September 2, 2015 | Melody Stone

When the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee changed its name to the Sacramento Music Festival, adding rock and alternative acts to the lineup, some speculated the end was near for the trad jazz scene. Festival organizers and musicians see a different trend.

Songs We Love: Lizz Wright, 'River Man'

July 23, 2015

Covering the elusive Nick Drake is rarely successful, but Lizz Wright's smooth, trumpet-accented version of "River Man" has the right kind of self-possession.