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Live Jazz Listings Through May

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 May with links and notes (further-out dates will likely be added-to as venues add more events. We'll keep updating this list!).  If you have events to share, you can do so as a member of the CapRadio Music Facebook group.

You might also be interested in our Classical Music Listings.

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Date Performer or Event Venue Notes
3/22/2019 ARC Vocal Showcase American River College, Sac The American River College Music Department presents a FREE vocal showcase recital. 12:30pm. ARC Music Department, Room 547. 4700 College Oak Dr, Sac.
3/22/2019 ARC Jazz Combos Showcase American River College, Sac The American River College Jazz Collective and several jazz combos, directed by Dr. Dyne Eifertsen and Matt Robinson, will perform a concert of original songs and jazz standards. 7:30pm. ARC Music Department, Room 547. 4700 College Oak Dr, Sac.
3/22/2019 Jazz Duos Luna's Cafe, Sac Casey Lipka and Joshua Wisterman will be performing newly written original music, and Marti Sarigul-Klijn and Lucas Bere will be playing saxophone duo. 7-9pm. Luna's Cafe, 1414 16th St, Sac
3/23/2019 The Gold Souls Shady Lady, Sac Jazz - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
3/24/2019 Virginia Ayers Dawson CLARA Auditorium Mrs. Dawson returns to MVJ Series for her second show with us... her first show was truly a night of music that none in attendance will soon forget. 6:30pm at the CLARA Auditorium, 1425 24th St, Sac. Hosted by Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series at CLARA.
3/24/2019 Peter Petty Shady Lady, Sac Big Band - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
3/24/2019 Little Charlie's Organ Grinder Swing Palms Playhouse, Winters Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series. Little Charlie’s Organ Grinder Swing is a trio consisting of Little Charlie Baty on guitar, Lorenzo Farrell on organ, and Jason Hansen on drums. The trio explore a wide variety of music in an instrumental setting: swing, bop, blues, Latin, and gypsy jazz are all components of their repertoire. Improvisation, humor, dexterity, and the jazz spirit define their performances—all with a heavy dash of blues. 3:00-6:00pm. Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St, Winters, CA
3/25/2019 Dave Bass Quartet Dante Club, Sac "The New York Recordings." Pianist Dave Bass gives a glimpse of his New York City recordings of new compositions and choice standards, featuring Jeff Chambers on bass, Jim Frink on drums and Levi Saelua on reeds. 7-9pm. Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sac
3/26/2019 Catherine Russell Sierra 2 Center, Sac New York Jazz & Blues star Catherine Russell is touring with a new album, Alone Together, which releases March 1. Special guest is Sacramento's own Proxy Moon. Doors 6pm, show 7pm. Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th St, Sac.
3/26/2019 Brubeck Institute Jazz Jams Take 5 Jazz at the Brew, Stockton Brubeck Institute's Take 5 Jazz At The Brew hosts weekly jam sessions. FREE! 7pm. Take 5 Jazz Club, 157 W Adams St, Stockton.
3/27/2019 Tenor Explosion Shady Lady, Sac Jazz - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
3/28/2019 Babá Ken & The Nigerian Brothers Crocker Museum From Latin rhythms and European folk melodies to African drumming, the Crocker's new Global Rhythms music series will have you dancing in your seat. Global Rhythm concerts take place in our Setzer Foundation Auditorium. Playing a variety of hand percussions as well as acoustic guitar with voices in harmony, legendary Nigerian bassist and bandleader Babá Ken Okulolo & The Nigerian Brothers will perform spirit-soaring music from their homeland. 6:30pm. Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St, Sac.
3/28/2019 Brian Kendrick Latin Group Take 5 Jazz Club, Stockton Brubeck Institute's Take 5 Jazz At The Brew Club hosts weekly jazz concerts featuring faculty, students and special guests. This evening, our guest is the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quartet. 7pm. Take 5 Jazz Club, 157 W Adams St, Stockton
3/28/2019 Sweet & Sour Shady Lady, Sac Good Time Jazz - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
3/29/2019 Lara Downes & Theo Bleckmann Mondavi Center "In Our Time: Ellington, Bernstein and Weill." Pianist Lara Downes and vocalist Theo Bleckmann present a duo cabaret showcasing the music of Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington and Kurt Weill. 8:00pm, Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center at UC Davis.
3/30/2019 Shawn Thwaites Rebel Quartet Shady Lady, Sac Jazz - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
3/31/2019 Amendola vs. Blades w/Skerik and Jeff Parker Palms Playhouse, Winters Drummer/composer/bandleader Scott Amendola and Hammond B-3 organist Wil Blades join forces with guitarist Jeff Parker and tenor saxophonist Skerik; masters of improvisation, these four gentlemen take a composed piece of music and bring it to the outer reaches and back. 3:00pm. Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St, Winters, CA
4/1/2019 Tyson Graf Trio & Thomas Molina Group Luna's Cafe, Sac Nebraska Monday's at Luna's Cafe presents the Tyson Graf Trio (7:30pm): Tyson Graf (Guitar), Jon Stoyanoff (Bass), Barry Eldridge (Drums). And the Thomas Molina (trumpet) Group at 8:30pm. Luna's Cafe, 1414 16th St, Sac.
4/2/2019 Brubeck Institute Jazz Jams Take 5 Jazz at the Brew, Stockton Brubeck Institute's Take 5 Jazz At The Brew hosts weekly jam sessions. FREE! 7pm. Take 5 Jazz Club, 157 W Adams St, Stockton.
4/3/2019 Pacific Jazz Ensemble Faye Spanos Concert Hall, Stockton Pacific Jazz Ensemble is a big band in the tradition of Duke Ellington and Count Basie. They perform the classics but also embrace the music of contemporary composers and arrangers and are directed by Patrick Langham, the Director of Jazz Studies at Pacific. 7:30pm. Faye Spanos Concert Hall, 3511 Pacific Ave, Stockton
4/4/2019 "An Evening with the Divas" El Camino High School Performing Arts Center, Sac An 18-piece big band located in Sacramento, the SwingMasters presents “An Evening with the Divas,” a concert to benefit the music programs of the elementary and middle schools in Butte County that were destroyed by the Camp Fire in late 2018. Featured “Divas” include Beth Duncan, Rubi Lee, Vivian Lee, and Valerie V. Sister Swing, a trio of ladies continuing the tradition of the Andrews Sisters, will also perform. Also, the El Camino High School jazz band, the SwingMasters, RC Swing Band, and a jazz combo led by Dr. Joe Gilman. 7:00pm. Performing Arts Center at El Camino Fundamental High School, 4300 El Camino Ave, Sac.
4/4/2019 Zakir Hussein and Masters of Percussion Harris Center The classical tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussein. 7:30pm at the Harris Center, Folsom.
4/4/2019 Pacific Mambo Orchestra Sac State "Salsa Loca Live!" Salsa dance lessons and concert by Pacific Mambo Orchestra. All ages permitted. No alcohol sold or permitted at venue. Open to the general public. FREE! 6pm at the University Union Ballroom at Sac State.
4/4/2019 Dharma Latin Jazz Sextet Take 5 Jazz Club, Stockton Brubeck Institute's Take 5 Jazz At The Brew Club hosts weekly jazz concerts featuring faculty, students and special guests. This evening, our guest is the Dharma Latin Jazz Sextet. 7pm. Take 5 Jazz Club, 157 W Adams St, Stockton
4/7/2019 Ethan Uslan Riverside Church, Sac With a deep love for America’s rich musical past, ragtime/jazz pianist Ethan Uslan’s vast repertoire includes original arrangements of most every musical genre, including- Harlem stride, swing, rumbas, jazzed-up versions of classical masterpieces and even a little Hawaiian. 3:00pm. Riverside United Methodist Church, 803 Vallejo Way, Sac
4/8/2019 Joe Mazzaferro Septet Dante Club, Sac Trumpeter, educator, composer, and arranger Joe Mazzaferro plays the music of Wynton Marsalis. Featuring Patrick Langham on soprano and alto, Levi Saelua on tenor and clarinet, Jamie Dubberly on trombone, Brenden Lowe on piano, Giulio Cetto on bass, and Tim Metz on drums. 7-9pm. Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sac
4/9/2019 Brubeck Institute Jazz Jams Take 5 Jazz at the Brew, Stockton Brubeck Institute's Take 5 Jazz At The Brew hosts weekly jam sessions. FREE! 7pm. Take 5 Jazz Club, 157 W Adams St, Stockton.
4/10/2019 Fred Hersch Mondavi A solo performance by Hersch is an elegant, pensive and playful invitation to explore the possibilities of both the instrument and the song. This inaugural Mondavi Center four-night run partners Hersch with a selection of artists he admires, yet his first collaborations with all of them. See also 4/11, 4/12, 4/13. The run begins with Hersch solo tonight (4/10) at 7:00pm. Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at The Mondavi Center, Davis.
4/11/2019 Faculty & Student Recital American River College, Sac The American River College Music Department presents “Spontaneous Combustion,” a faculty and student recital. FREE! 7pm. ARC Music Department, Room 547. 7:00pm. ARC Music Department, Room 547. 4700 College Oak Dr, Sac.
4/11/2019 Special EFX All-Stars Harris Center Special EFX All-Stars. A night of jazz fusion featuring Chieli Minucci (guitar) with Elliott Yamin (vocals), Eric Marienthal (sax), Karen Briggs (violin), Lao Tizer (keyboards). Opening: Folsom High School Jazz Band 1. 7:00pm at the Harris Center, Folsom.
4/11/2019 Elizabeth Unpingco Sac State Senior jazz voice recital of Elizabeth Unpingco, student of Gaw Vang Williams. FREE! 7pm. Capistrano Concert Hall, CSUS.
4/11/2019 Randy Sandoli Quintet Take 5 Jazz Club, Stockton Randy Sandoli Quintet. 7:00-9:30pm. Take 5 Jazz Club, 157 W Adams St, Stockton.
4/11/2019 Fred Hersch & Larry Goldings Mondavi A solo performance by Hersch is an elegant, pensive and playful invitation to explore the possibilities of both the instrument and the song. This inaugural Mondavi Center four-night run partners Hersch with a selection of artists he admires, yet his first collaborations with all of them. See also 4/12, 4/13. Tonight Hersch explores the interplay of TWO pianos with fellow pianist Larry Goldings. 8:00pm. Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at The Mondavi Center, Davis.
4/12/2019 Fred Hersch & Sara Gazarek Mondavi A solo performance by Hersch is an elegant, pensive and playful invitation to explore the possibilities of both the instrument and the song. This inaugural Mondavi Center four-night run partners Hersch with a selection of artists he admires, yet his first collaborations with all of them. See also 4/13. Tonight Hersch performs with vocalist Sara Gazarek. 8:00pm. Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at The Mondavi Center, Davis.
4/12/2019 Joe Louis Walker Palms Playhouse, Winters Living legend, Blues Hall of Fame inductee, and four-time Blues Music Award winner Joe Louis Walker performs. Missy Andersen and Her One Man Band open. 8:00pm. Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St, Winters, CA
4/13/2019 Fred Hersch & Charles Lloyd Mondavi A solo performance by Hersch is an elegant, pensive and playful invitation to explore the possibilities of both the instrument and the song. This inaugural Mondavi Center four-night run partners Hersch with a selection of artists he admires, yet his first collaborations with all of them. See also previous nights 4/10 thru 4/12. Tonight Hersch blends his piano with legendary saxophonist Charles Lloyd who also will play flute. 8:00pm. Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at The Mondavi Center, Davis.
4/14/2019 Buddy Guy Crest Theatre Blues guitarist Buddy Guy. 7:30pm. Crest Theater, 1013 K St, Sac
4/14/2019 Hiroshima Sofia Playing an amalgam of traditional Japanese instruments, American jazz structure and Latin percussion, Hiroshima remain intriguing and ultimately refreshing. 7:00pm. B Street Theater at The Sofia, 2700 Capitol Ave, Sac
4/14/2019 RIVERRUN & The American River College Jazz Collective CLARA Auditorium Featuring music from their latest CD, the RIVERRUN Jazz Quartet perform a range of original jazz-based compositions focused on improvisation while remaining true to the art of song — drawing audiences in with digital looping effects. Steve Lishman, tenor saxophone; Dyne Eifertsen, trombone; Paul Relvas, bass; and Scott Gordon, drums. Eifertsen directs the American River College Jazz Collective, this year featuring a committed and talented group deeply rooted in jazz. 6:30-9pm. CLARA Auditorium, 1425 24th St, Sac. The performance is part of the Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series with proceeds going to ARC music scholarships.
4/16/2019 Brubeck Institute Jazz Jams Take 5 Jazz at the Brew, Stockton Brubeck Institute's Take 5 Jazz At The Brew hosts weekly jam sessions. FREE! 7pm. Take 5 Jazz Club, 157 W Adams St, Stockton.
4/18/2019 Lewis Nash and the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quartet Take 5 Jazz Club, Stockton Brubeck Institute's Take 5 Jazz At The Brew Club hosts weekly jazz concerts featuring faculty, students and special guests. This evening, our guest is Lewis Nash with the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quartet. 7pm. Take 5 Jazz Club, 157 W Adams St, Stockton
4/19/2019 Joe Mazzaferro Quintet Shady Lady, Sac 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
4/22/2019 John Fedchok Quartet Dante Club, Sac Trombonist John Fedchock swings by Sacramento on his West Coast tour in a Quartet setting with Joe Gilman on piano, Jeff Denson on bass, and Hamir Atwal on drums. 7-9pm. Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sac
4/23/2019 Brubeck Institute Jazz Jams Take 5 Jazz at the Brew, Stockton Brubeck Institute's Take 5 Jazz At The Brew hosts weekly jam sessions. FREE! 7pm. Take 5 Jazz Club, 157 W Adams St, Stockton.
4/25/2019 Quarteto Nuevo Crocker Museum From Latin rhythms and European folk melodies to African drumming, the Crocker's new Global Rhythms music series will have you dancing in your seat. Global Rhythm concerts take place in our Setzer Foundation Auditorium. Combining the rhythms of India and Mexico with European folk and American jazz, Quarteto Nuevo creates a vibrant sound all its own. 6:30pm. Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St, Sac.
4/26/2019 ARC Student Songwriters Showcase American River College, Sac The American River College Music Department presents "Acoustic Café," a recital of student songwriters. FREE! 12:30pm. ARC Music Department, Room 547. 4700 College Oak Dr, Sac.
4/26/2019 ARC Instrumental Jazz Ensembles American River College, Sac The ARC Studio Jazz Ensembles present their 6th annual “A Tribute to the War Years” swing dance event featuring the Studio Jazz Ensemble, Latin Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Collective performing classic Swing band arrangements. Dance instructors will be available for demonstration and finger food will be provided by the ARC Culinary Arts Department. 7:00pm. ARC Student Center, 4700 College Oak Dr, Sac.
4/26/2019 Brian Kendrick Latin Group Take 5 Jazz Club, Stockton Brubeck Institute's Take 5 Jazz At The Brew Club hosts weekly jazz concerts featuring faculty, students and special guests. This evening, our guest is the Brian Kendrick Latin Group. 7pm. Take 5 Jazz Club, 157 W Adams St, Stockton
4/28/2019 Jacam Manricks & band CLARA Auditorium "The Evolution of an American Artform." Jacam Manricks and his band present a Jazz History concert featuring a demonstration of Jazz styles and the music of historically significant Jazz artists who helped shape it's evolution. A discussion of what defines Jazz and the differences or similarities that exist between the sub genres such as traditional (early) jazz, swing, bebop, hard bop, latin jazz, free jazz, jazz/rock fusion and others. Doors 6pm, show 6:30pm. CLARA Auditorium, 1425 24th St, Sac. Hosted by Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series.
4/29/2019 Student Recital American River College, Sac The ARC Music Department is proud to present our Applied Music Students in recital. FREE! 3:00pm. ARC Music Department, Room 547. 4700 College Oak Dr, Sac.
4/30/2019 Student Recital American River College, Sac The ARC Music Department is proud to present our Applied Music Students in recital. FREE! 5:15pm. ARC Music Department, Room 547. 4700 College Oak Dr, Sac.
5/2/2019 ARC Jazz Ensembles American River College, Sac The ARC Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Dyne Eifertsen, and the ARC Jazz Collective Combo will each perform various styles of the Latin Jazz/Afro-Cuban idiom. FREE! 12:15pm. ARC Music Department, Room 547. 4700 College Oak Dr, Sac.
5/2/2019 Student Recital American River College, Sac The ARC Music Department is proud to present our Applied Music Students in recital. FREE! 7:00pm. ARC Music Department, Room 547. 4700 College Oak Dr, Sac.
5/3/2019 Student Recital American River College, Sac The ARC Music Department is proud to present our Applied Music Students in recital. FREE! 12:00pm. ARC Music Department, Room 547. 4700 College Oak Dr, Sac.
5/3/2019 Storm Large Mondavi With her band, Le Bonheur, singer Storm Large leads a bold show that includes the Great American Songbook, Broadway standards, rock anthems and original songs. 8pm. Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center, Davis
5/6/2019 Student Recital American River College, Sac The ARC Music Department is proud to present our Applied Music Students in recital. FREE! 3:00pm. ARC Music Department, Room 547. 4700 College Oak Dr, Sac.
5/7/2019 Vijay Iyer Sextet Mondavi With his sextet, Iyer makes a fascinating leap into ensemble writing that takes advantage of a powerful lineup: cornetist Graham Haynes, drummer Tyshawn Sorey, saxophonists Steve Lehman and Mark Shim and bassist Stephan Crump. 7pm. Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center, Davis. Sponsored by CapRadio.
5/12/2019 Vivian Lee CLARA Auditorium "It's a Mom Affair" (A Celebration of Family and Mom)." This is Vivian Lee's Second Mothers Day at MVJ. Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 6:30pm so there should be plenty of time to finish your Mothers day Brunch the celebrate Mom musically at Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series at the CLARA Auditorium, 1425 24th St, Sac.
5/13/2019 Clairdee Dante Club, Sac Singer Clairdee brings her trio to the Sacramento Jazz Coop with "I Remember Nancy,” Clairdee's personal tribute to the late Nancy Wilson. 7-9pm. Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sac
5/23/2019 Mark Hummel's Harmonica Blowout Sofia A specialist in West Coast Blues, Mark Hummel comes to Sacramento with Curtis Salgado, Jon Nemeth, Aki Kumar, Andrew Alli & Golden State Lone Stars w/Anson Funderburgh. 7pm. B Street Theater at The Sofia, 2700 Capitol Ave, Sac
5/25/2019 Roseville Jazz Festival Various; Roseville News as of 3/8/19: Headliners announced so far are The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra; The Four Freshman; pianist Tamir Hendelman & Trio; saxophonist Cleave Guyton Jr. from The Lionel Hampton Orchestra; guitarist Will Matthews from The Count Basie Orchestra; bassist Paul Keller; vocalist Rebecca Hardiman; vocalist/clarinetist Sarah D'Angelo; and the US Commanders Jazz Ensemble from Travis AFB. Vernon St in Roseville. More details as they are arranged. Click the link for more!
5/26/2019 Roseville Jazz Festival Various; Roseville See 5/25.
5/26/2019 John Schott Actual Trio and Thin Air Ensemble Palms Playhouse, Winters Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series. 3:00pm: Thin Air Ensemble with Tony Passarell (sax, conductor), Randy McKean (woodwinds), John Mahoney (sax), Keith Cary (cello), Alan Ernst (piano), Heath Proskin (bass), Jenn Schaaf (drums). 4:30pm: John Schott Actual Trio with John Schott (guitar), Dan Seamans (bass), John Hanes (drums). 3:00-6:00pm. Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St, Winters, CA
5/28/2019 Jazz Combos of UC Davis Ann E. Pitzer Center @ UC Davis Jacám Manricks, Director. 2-3:30pm. FREE! Recital Hall at Ann E. Pitzer Center @ UC Davis, 144 Hutchison Dr, Davis
5/30/2019 Jazz Bands of UC Davis Ann E. Pitzer Center @ UC Davis Jacám Manricks, Director. 7-9pm. Recital Hall at Ann E. Pitzer Center @ UC Davis, 144 Hutchison Dr, Davis.
Another source for live jazz/blues listings is Capradio.org/Events
 
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