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Live Jazz Listings For August and September

Ehud Asherie, piano, Chuck Redd, vibes, Ken Peplowski, clarinet, Ben Kopf, bass, Steve Homan, guitar and Rick Lotter, drums perform in a tribute to Benny Goodman presented by CapRadio on January 19, 2018 at the Harris Center for the Arts.

 
Lots of great live jazz coming our way. Here's a partial list of events through September with links and notes.  If you have events to share, you can do so as a member of the CapRadio Music Facebook group.   
Date Performer Venue Notes
8/1/2018 Catherine Mandella and Friends WMinSac Church Free Concerts Wednesdays Noon to 1pm. 13th & N, Sac. Sambandha! World Music: Multi-Instrumentalist Catherine Mandella and Friends
8/2/2018 Poor Man Band Shady Lady Rock/Blues/Acoustic - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sac.
8/3/2018 Various - Jazz & Beyond Festival
Various -
Carson City NV
The 15th Annual Jazz & Beyond Music & Art Festival. 17 days of Music, Art, and Film at multiple venues in Carson City NV. Aug 3-19. Check website for events.
8/4/2018 Tom Rigney & Flambeau Sofia Roots. 7:00pm. Sofia: 2700 Capitol Ave, Sac.
8/4/2018 Zorelli Shady Lady Jazz/Rhythmic/Funk - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sac.
8/5/2018 Jane Thompson Trio Shady Lady Jazz - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sac.
8/6/2018 Kent Strand Trio Sac Jazz Co-op Pianist Kent Strand + Trio perform music of Bill Evans. 7-9p at Masonic Temple 1123 J St, Sac.
8/8/2018 WMinSac Church Jazz Pianist Sterling Cozza & Friends play music of Dave Brubeck. Free Concerts Wednesdays Noon to 1pm. 13th & N, Sac.
8/9/2018 Julie & The Jukes Shady Lady Blues - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sac.
8/10/2018 Booker T Jones Sofia Blues. 7:00pm. Sofia: 2700 Capitol Ave, Sac.
8/10/2018 Ukelele Festival Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center 7th Annual Auburn Ukulele Festival. Headliner Aldrine Guerrero for a Ukulele concert. Also Dani Joy Trio and Strum Shop's Peewee Ukulele Orchestra. 7:00pm State Theatre, Auburn.
8/10/2018 Crescent Katz Shady Lady Big Band - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sac
8/10/2018 Libby York & Jim Martinez Quartet Roseville: From Chicago, singer Libby York joins the Jim Martinez Quartet for songs from the Great American Songbook. 7pm at Randy Peters Catering and Event Center, 105 Vernon St, Roseville. Proceeds benefit next summer's 2019 Roseville Jazz Festival. (Come early at 6:20pm for a glass of wine and peruse an exhibit of Becky Hanson Photography.)
8/11/2018 Reggie Graham Shady Lady Jazz - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sac
8/12/2018 Brubeck Brothers Quartet Classical Tahoe Brubeck Brothers Quartet. Champagne reception follows. 7-11pm. Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV
8/12/2018 Ross Hammond Shady Lady Jazz - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sac
8/13/2018 Capital Jazz Project Sac Jazz Co-op Capital Jazz Project play the music of Mulgrew Miller. Under direction of Joe Mazzaferro. With Brenden Lowe, Henry Robinett, Jacam Manricks, Levi Saelua, Matt Robinson, and Tim Metz. 7-9p at Masonic Temple 1123 J St.
8/14/2018 John Pizzarelli Sofia Guitarist/singer. 7:30pm. Sofia: 2700 Capitol Ave, Sac.
8/15/2018 Musical Mashup Shady Lady Jazz - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sac.
8/16/2018 Marcus Shelby Quintet Crocker Bassist, bandleader, composer, activist and Sacramento native Marcus Shelby. Ellington, Basie, Mingus & original compositions driven by African American historical narratives. Joined by vocalist Tiffany Austin. 6:30pm. Add'l music from the Don Gato Latin Band on the Café Stage from 5:30 to 6:15pm. Crocker Art Museum, Sac.
8/16/2018 Harley White Jr Orchestra Shady Lady Big Band - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sac.
8/17/2018 John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band Sofia 7:00pm. Sofia: 2700 Capitol Ave, Sac.
8/17/2018 Ross Hammond & Sameer Gupta Gold Lion Arts Sameer Gupta, Tabla & Ross Hammond, Guitar. 8pm at Gold Lion Arts, 2733 Riverside Blvd, Sac.
8/18/2018 Maria Muldaur Sofia Singer. Blues/Roots/Bluegrass, etc. 7:00pm. Sofia: 2700 Capitol Ave, Sac. ("Midnight at the Oasis"!)
8/18/2018 Current Personae Shady Lady Jazz/Rhythmic/Funk - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sac.
8/19/2018 Alex Jenkins Shady Lady Jazz - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sac.
8/19/2018 Reno Jazz Orchestra with David Wells Capital Amphitheater, Carson City NV Closing event of the "Jazz and Beyond Carson City Music Festival" [Aug 3-19]. The 17-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra shares the stage with singer David Wells. 6-8pm at Capital Amphitheater, Carson City, NV. FREE!
8/20/2018 Valerie V (singer) + trio Sac Jazz Co-op Valerie V sings the music of Sammy Cahn & Sammy Fain. Mon 7-9p at Antiquite 2114 P St, Sac.
8/21/2018 Punch Brothers (incl Chris Thile) Mondavi Bluegrass. Acoustic quintet of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher. 7pm at the Mondavi Center, Davis.
8/23/2018 Sweet N' Sour Shady Lady Good Time Jazz - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sac.
8/24/2018 City of Trees Brass Band Shady Lady Big Band - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sac.
8/25/2018 Big Sticky Shady Lady Jazz - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sac.
8/25/2018 Vivian Lee Quartet Shine Celebrate singer Vivian Lee's birthday with an 8pm show at Shine; 1400 E St #A, Sac
8/26/2018 Peter Petty Shady Lady Big Band - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sac.
8/26/2018 Shades of Bublé Harris Center Delivering a setlist comprised only of songs recorded or performed live by Michael Bublé, this world-class tribute act honors (but doesn't imitate) the style Bublé himself brings to his concerts. "Shades of Bublé" combines big-band standards from the jazz era, classic hits from the 50s/60s/70s, as well as Billboard chart toppers from today. 2 & 7pm at the Harris Center.
8/27/2018 Al Molina Quintet Sac Jazz Co-op (Trumpeter) Al Molina Quintet "Chet Baker Review" 7-9p at Masonic Temple 1123 J St, Sac.
8/29/2018 Dave Bass & Jeff Sanford WestMin Sac Church Dave Bass & Jeff Sanford Duo; Dave Bass, piano; Jeff Sanford, flute, clarinet, & sax. Jazz standards and originals. Free Concerts Wednesdays Noon to 1pm. 13th & N, Sac.
8/29/2018 Musical Mashup Shady Lady Jazz - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sac.
8/30/2018 "In The Mood" Harris Center "In The Mood" is more than a concert, it’s an authentic Big Band theatrical swing revue. The music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters and other greats from the 1940s. The 13-piece String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra, singers & dancers are joined by members of the Folsom Lake Symphony in an all new version of the show that captures the feel and energy of the swing era and the golden era of Hollywood. Treasures such as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Sing Sing Sing," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "La Vie En Rose," "Take the A Train." 7:30pm at the Harris Center, Folsom.
8/31/2018 Tenor Explosion Shady Lady Jazz - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sac.
8/31/2018 "In The Mood" Harris Center "In The Mood." See 8/30/18 for details. Today 2:00pm & 7:30pm at the Harris Center.
8/31/2018 Tierney Sutton & Reno Jazz Orchestra Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno Performing the best of the Great American Song Book from Cole Porter to Joni Mitchell, the 17-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra will share the stage with Grammy jazz-vocalist nominee Tierney Sutton for a swinging night of big band jazz and enduring songs. 7:30pm, Cargo Concert Hall at the Whitney Peak Hotel, 255 North Virginia St, Reno NV
9/1/2018 Tierney Sutton & Reno Jazz Orchestra Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe A swinging night of big band jazz and enduring songs with the Reno Jazz Orchestra and singer Tierney Sutton. See entry (8/31) immediately above for more. 7:30pm, Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe
9/1/2018 Zorelli Shady Lady Big Band - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sac.
9/1/2018 "In The Mood" Harris Center "In The Mood." See 8/30/18 for details. Today 2:00pm & 7:30pm at the Harris Center.
9/2/2018 "In The Mood" Harris Center "In The Mood." See 8/30/18 for details. Today 2:00pm at the Harris Center.
9/3/2018 "In The Mood" Harris Center "In The Mood." See 8/30/18 for details. Today 2:00pm & 7:00pm at the Harris Center.
9/7/2018 George Winston Harris Center With his platinum records that helped establish the Windham Hill label in the early '80s, pianist George Winston is one of the best known performers playing contemporary instrumental music. 7:30pm at the Harris Center, Folsom.
9/7/2018 Nell & Jim Band Harris Center Genre-busting sound that combines Americana, folk and bluegrass music. 7:30pm at the Harris Center, Folsom.
9/9/2018 Sacramento Jazz Orchestra CLARA Auditorium Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series at Clara presents Northern CA's acclaimed big band, the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra. 7pm at Clara Auditorium, 1425 24th St, Sac.
9/10/2018 Wil Blades Trio Sac Jazz Co-op (Organist) Wil Blades + trio "Tribute to Jimmy Smith" 7-9p at Masonic Temple 1123 J St, Sac.
9/14/2018 Poncho Sanchez Sofia Latin Jazz. 7:00pm. Sofia: 2700 Capitol Ave, Sac.
9/14/2018 Joe Gilman Quartet Roseville: The Joe Gilman Quartet perform the Dave Brubeck album "Time Out." 7pm at Randy Peters Catering and Event Center, 105 Vernon St, Roseville. Proceeds benefit next summer's 2019 Roseville Jazz Festival.
9/14/2018 Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra Harris Center Born in Germany to a Chinese-German father and Hungarian mother, Liebert began playing guitar at 11, later traveled extensively through Europe and Asia intent on fully absorbing each musical tradition he encountered. In 1989, he settled in Santa Fe NM and founded his band Luna Negra and his signature "Nouveau Flamenco" style. 7:30pm at the Harris Center, Folsom.
9/16/2018 Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Gallo Center Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass at one time had four albums in the Top 10 simultaneously. Lani Hall started her singing career in 1966 as the lead singer of Sergio Mendes's break through group, Brasil '66. Herb and Lani have been married since 1973 and continue to tour for the love of the music. 4:00pm, Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto
9/17/2018 Mike Greensill Sac Jazz Co-op Pianist/Singer (+ arranger etc) Mike Greensill performs "Straight from the Hip," the songs of Dave Frishberg & Mose Allison. 7-9p at Antiquite 2114 P St, Sac.
9/22/2018 JALCO w/Wynton Marsalis Mondavi Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra. Marsalis’ Spaces is a 10-part suite described as a “jazz Carnival of the Animals.” This evening-length work features two extraordinary dancers interpreting everything from snakes to chickens. 8pm at the Mondavi Center, Davis.
9/22/2018 Burt Bacharach Gallo Center One of the world's most acclaimed, award-winning composer/songwriters whose hits include Alfie, Close To You, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, I Say A Little Prayer, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, This Guy’s In Love With You, Walk On By, What The World Needs Now Is Love. Just a few titles among his 48 Top 10 hits and nine #1 songs. 8:00pm, Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto
9/23/2018 Boz Scaggs Gallo Center Rock, jazz, R&B and blues. Expect selections from his newest album, A Fool to Care. 5:00pm, Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto
9/24/2018 Leon Joyce Jr Quartet Sac Jazz Co-op (Drummer) Leon Joyce Jr Quartet (+ B3, sax, vibes). 7-9p at Masonic Temple 1123 J St, Sac
9/27/2018 Kenny G Gallo Center After almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G grafts elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation. 7:30pm, Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto
9/29/2018 1940s Battle of the Big Bands Harris Center Thirty musicians and two big bands on stage playing 1930s and 1940s popular music. Sounds of Glenn Miller and Harry James competing for the vote of the audience at the show's end. 2 & 7pm at the Harris Center, Folsom.
Another source for live jazz/blues listings is Capradio.org/Events
 
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