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April Is Jazz Appreciation Month. So Let's Get Out And Hear Some! (Concert Listings)

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 throughout April and May. Here's a partial list 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
4/9/2018 Clairdee (female singer) SacJazz Co-op
Singer Clairdee's "Love Letter to Lena Horne" 7-9p at Masonic Temple 1123 J St, Sac
4/12/2018 Brian Kendrick Little Big Band Take 5 at the Brew
7pm. 157 W Adams St, Stockton. $10/$5 Students
4/13/2018 SacState Jazz Ensembles w/guest Dave Douglas Sac State
The Festival of the Arts continues as award-winning CSUS Jazz Ensembles welcome guest trumpeter Dave Douglas. $10/$7/$5 students. 8pm Capistrano Hall CSUS.
4/13/2018 Joe Gilman & Jim Martinez Roseville Theater
Fri Apr 13 7pm: Joe & Jim "An Evening of Jazz Piano." Fundraiser for Roseville Jazz Day. FREE, but contribute if can; reservations req'd. R'ville Theater: 241 Vernon St, Roseville.
4/14/2018 Debbe Poryes Trio (Debbie: piano) Roseville Theater
Sat Apr 14 6pm: Piano, bass, drums trio. Fundraiser for R'ville Jazz Day. FREE, but contribute if can; reservations required. Roseville Theater: 241 Vernon St, Roseville.
4/14/2018 Mike McMullen Quintet + vocalist Buddhist Church of Sacramento
Mike McMullen Quintet presents the 1966 Wayne Shorter album Speak No Evil with guest vocalist Virginia Ayers Dawson opening the evening with her group. 6-9pm. $25. Buddhist Church of Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Blvd.
4/15/2018 SacState Latin Jazz Ensemble Sac State
Festival of the Arts: student Latin Jazz Ensemble performs a wide variety of Latin styles. Sunday 7pm Capistrano Hall. $10/$7/$5. (Concludes Festival of the Arts.)
4/16/2018 Maye Cavallaro & Jason Myers Trio SacJazz Co-op
Singer Maye Cavallaro w/Trio sings music of Johnny Mercer & Hoagy Carmichael. 7-9pm at Antiquite 2114 P St.
4/19/2018 Lewis Nash & BIJQ Take 5 at the Brew
Monday, 7pm. 157 W Adams St, Stockton. $10/$5 Students
4/20/2018 Alex Jenkins, Jacam Manricks, + Mondavi
Drummer Alex Jenkins; Gerry Pineda, bass; Jacam Manricks, sax. Free! 6:30pm Corin Courtyard.
4/20/2018 Terence Blanchard & E-Collective Mondavi
Socially conscious music rooted in the Black Lives Matter movement; electric, fusion-influenced ensemble. 8pm at Jackson Hall.
4/22/2018 Tim Metz Trio CLARA Auditorium
Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series: Drummer Tim Metz + Trio present music of piano trios: Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, etc. Opening is tRio: piano trio from Rio Americano HS. 6:30-9:30p at Clara Auditorium, 1425 24th Street, Sac.
4/23/2018 Tom Peron Quintet SacJazz Co-op
Trumpeter Tom Peron plays music of Clifford Brown & Miles Daves. 7-9pm at Sac Masonic Temple 1123 J St, Sac.
4/25/2018 Pedrito Martinez Group Mondavi
Cuban percussionist & singer. Weds 4/25 thru Sat 4/28 at Vanderhoef Studio.
4/26/2018 Pedrito Martinez Group Mondavi
Cuban percussionist & singer. Weds 4/25 thru Sat 4/28 at Vanderhoef Studio.
4/26/2018 Joe Mazzaferro Group Take 5 at the Brew
7pm. 157 W Adams St, Stockton. $10/$5 Students
4/27/2018 Pedrito Martinez Group Mondavi
Cuban percussionist & singer. Weds 4/25 thru Sat 4/28 at Vanderhoef Studio.
4/28/2018 Pedrito Martinez Group Mondavi
Cuban percussionist & singer. Weds 4/25 thru Sat 4/28 at Vanderhoef Studio.
4/29/2018 S Indian vocalist Sikkil Gurucharan SacState
South Indian vocalist Sikkil C Gurucharan; 7pm Sun April 29. Part of World Music Series. $15/$12/$8.
5/2/2018 Doug Pauly (jazz guitar) & Friends West Min Sac Church
Free Concerts Wednesdays Noon to 1pm. 13th & N, Sac. "Jazz and Pops!"
5/11/2018 Arturo O'Farrill & Afro Latin Jazz Orc Mondavi
Pianist & composer O'Farrill. 8pm at Jackson Hall.
5/11/2018 Sac State Vocal Jazz Ensemble Sac State
Sac State’s Vocal Jazz Ensembles will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, May 11.
5/13/2018 Vivian Lee CLARA Auditorium
Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series: A Mother's Day Show with Vivian Lee; feat Joe Gilman +. 6:00-8:30p at Clara Auditorium, 1425 24th Street, Sac.
5/14/2018 Capital Jazz Project SacJazz Co-op
Cap Jazz Project (see link for band members) play music of Charles Mingus; 7-9p at Masonic Temple 1123 J St, Sac. $25.
5/17/2018 Capital Jazz Legacy Crocker
6:30p: Capital Jazz Legacy, the original 7 members of the Capital Jazz Project (now with other musicians). Add'l music on the Café Stage from 5:30 to 6:15 PM before headliner. $8/$16/$24
5/17/2018 Larry Carlton with his Quartet Harris Center
7:30 p.m. $25-50 Four-time Grammy winning guitarist returns to the Harris Center.
5/21/2018 David Hardiman All Stars SacJazz Co-op
David Hardiman All Star Big Band: Music of Duke Ellington. Monday 7-9p at Masonic Temple 1123 J St
5/25/2018 Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Harris Center
8pm They've won multiple Grammy awards and sold millions of records, Herb leading his Tijuana Brass and Lani singing with Sergio Mendes. Yet they continue to tour for the love of the music. $35-55
5/26/2018 Roseville Jazz Day Vernon St, Roseville
11am-9pm Vernon St in Roseville. $27 all-day pass. Manhattan Transfer (sep admission); Ellington & Basie tributes; Pat Metheny tribute; Dave Bass Quintet (latin); Jim Martinez Quintet; ARC Vocal Jazz Ensemble; Beth Duncan; Vivian Lee; Hot Club music, more!
5/26/2018 Manhattan Transfer Roseville Theater
4 & 7pm, $45 & up (sep admission from Jazz Day all-day pass). 241 Vernon St Roseville.
5/27/2018 Joe Mazzaferro CLARA Auditorium
Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series: Trumpeter Joe Mazzaferro, CD release party. W/guests Jeff Clayton, Carl Allen, +. 6-9pm at Clara Auditorium, 1425 24th Street, Sac.
5/28/2018 Mike Greensill SacJazz Co-op
Pianist/Singer (+ arranger etc) Mike Greensill performs "Straight from the Hip," the songs of Dave Frishberg & Mose Allison. 7-9p at Masonic Temple, 1123 J St, Sac. FYI: Mike was husband to singer Wesla Whitfield who died Feb 9, 2018.
5/31/2018 Jazz Bands of UC Davis Mondavi
Jazz Bands of UC Davis; Jacám Manricks, Director. Afro-Cuban classics and modern standards. 7pm Ann E. Pitzer Center.
Another source for live jazz/blues listings is Capradio.org/Events
 
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