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Live Jazz Listings Through December

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 December with links and notes.  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
10/22/2018 Steve Homan Quintet Sac Jazz Co-op Brazilian Songbook meets American Songbook. Joe Gilman on piano, Jeff Minnieweather on drums, Rob Lemas on bass, Steve Homan on guitar, and Francesca Homan on vocals. 7-9p at Masonic Temple. 1123 J St, Sac
10/23/2018 Triism Take 5 Jazz, Stockton Brubeck Festival event. Triism is a jazz trio from Northern California that plays creative arrangements of original compositions, Balkan folk music, pop songs, and jazz standards. Featuring saxophonist Levi Saelua, bassist Alex Reiff, and drummer Jim Frink. Brubeck Festival event. 7:00pm. Take 5 Jazz At The Brew, Valley Brewing Company, 157 W Adams St, Stockton CA
10/24/2018 Pat Metheny Crest Theatre 7:30pm. Crest Theatre. 1013 K St, Sac
10/24/2018 Brian Kendrick Little Big Band Take 5 Jazz, Stockton Brubeck Festival event. 7:00pm. Take 5 Jazz At The Brew, Valley Brewing Company, 157 W Adams St, Stockton CA
10/25/2018 Karrin Allyson The Sofia Karrin Allyson has a new album of all-orignal songs, "Some of That Sunshine." With Karrin on vocals & piano; Miro Sprague, piano & Rhodes and Jeff Johnson, bass. 7:00pm. 2700 Capitol Ave, Sac
10/25/2018 Joe Mazzaferro Group Take 5 Jazz, Stockton Brubeck Festival event. Brubeck Festival event. 7:00pm. Take 5 Jazz At The Brew, Valley Brewing Company, 157 W Adams St, Stockton CA
10/26/2018 Tommy Castro & the Painkillers Sofia Blues-rock. 8:00pm. Sofia: 2700 Capitol Ave, Sac.
10/26/2018 Cyrille Aimee UOP Brubeck Festival event. Cyrille Aimee; Pacific Jazz Ensemble; Vocal Jazz Ensemble. 7:30pm. Faye Spanos Concert Hall, University of the Pacific, Stockton CA
10/26/2018 Mimi Fox Take 5 Jazz, Stockton Brubeck Festival event. Guitarist Mimi Fox. 10pm. Take 5 Jazz At The Brew, Valley Brewing Company, 157 W Adams St, Stockton CA
10/26/2018 CSUS Vocal Jazz Benefit Concert Sac State Sac State's award-winning vocal jazz ensembles present a concert to raise funds for a local charity. 7pm. Capistrano Concert Hall, CSUS. FREE, donations accepted.
10/26/2018 ARC Vocal Showcase Recital American River College The American River College Music Department presents a voice recital. FREE! 12:30pm in the ARC Music Department, Room 547.
10/26/2018 Classic Jazz Organ Trio Shine Classic organ repertoire from organ stars such as Jimmy Smith, Richard "Groove" Holmes & others. Chet Chwalik, organ; Mat Marucci, drums, and with Darius Babazadeh on saxophone, music of saxophone stars such as Wayne Shorter & Joe Henderson. Doors 7pm, music 8pm. Shine Sacramento, 14th & E Streets, Sac
10/26/2018 "Davis Jazz Night" Natsoulas Art Gallery, Davis Every last Friday of the month the local semi-pro community ensemble "The New Harmony Jazz Band" performs 7-9pm at the John Natsoulas Art Gallery. 521 1st St, Davis (downtown).
10/27/2018 Spanish Harlem Orchestra UOP Brubeck Festival event. Spanish Harlem Orchestra with the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet. 7:30pm. DeRosa University Center at University of the Pacific, Stockton CA
10/27/2018 Cabaret on K Capitol Plaza Ballrooms "Cabaret on K," an evening of live music, local art, wine and desserts, benefiting homeless women and children in Sacramento. Rogue Music Project, featuring Carrie Hennessey, Omari Tau, Jen Reason, Sarah Fitch, and Capital Public Radio's own Kevin Doherty, present a night of cabaret and jazzy favorites, along with a mix of classical and musical theatre pieces. *TWO* separate performance seatings: 6:00pm or 7:45pm. Capitol Plaza Ballrooms. 1025 9th St Ste 201, Sac.
10/29/2018 Five Guitars Sac Jazz Co-op "Five Guitars Play the Jazz Guitar Masters." Henry Robinett, Steve Homan, +. Music of Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Kenny Burrell, etc. 7-9p at Masonic Temple. 1123 J St, Sac
11/1/2018 Nobuntu Mondavi "World" more than jazz. Female a capella quintet from Zimbabwe. Fusion of traditional Zimbabwean music, Afro jazz and gospel. Pure voices, minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments and authentic dance. 8pm at the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center, Davis.
11/1/2018 Randy Sandoli Quintet Take 5 Jazz, Stockton 7:00pm. Take 5 Jazz At The Brew, Valley Brewing Company, 157 W Adams St, Stockton CA
11/1/2018 ARC Instrumental Jazz Ensembles American River College Directed by Dr. Dyne Eifertsen, the ARC Studio Jazz Ensembles will perform the complete“Central City Sketches” by the great Benny Carter. The ARC Latin Jazz Ensemble will perform Afro-Cuban charts to cap the evening. Guest Band: Pioneer High School Jazz Band under the direction of Bobby Rogers. 7:30pm in the ARC Theatre, American River College, Sac
11/2/2018 Nobuntu Mondavi See 11/1 for details. 8pm at the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center, Davis.
11/4/2018 Kevin O'Neal and Friends Westminster Presbyterian Church, Sac From Los Angeles, Grammy-winner Kevin O’Neal is a bassist, composer, pianist, vocalist, arranger and educator. A presentation of the Sacramento Community Concerts Association. 3:00pm. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St, Sac
11/5/2018 Slide Sac Jazz Co-op Slide - Trombone Masters. Playing songs from the Great American Songbook and standards with original arrangements. With leader Al Bent (Trombone), Fritz Heilbron (Trombone), Phil Tulga (Trombone), David Bowman (Trombone), Darius Babazadeh (Sax), Mat Marucci (Drums), Chet Chwalik (Piano), and Kerry Kashiwagi (Bass). 7-9p at Masonic Temple 1123 J St, Sac
11/5/2018 Ann Sajdera Luna's Cafe "New Year" CD release party. Anne Sajdera, piano; Miroslav Hloucal, trumpet; Jan Fečo, alto sax; Gary Brown, bass; Deszon Claiborne, drums. 7:30pm. Luna's Cafe, 1414 16th St, Sac.
11/7/2018 American River College Jazz Vocalists American River College 11th Annual Jazz Solo Vocal Series: American River College Jazz Vocalists in concert singing old and new jazz standards with the ARC Jazz Collective. 8:00pm. ARC Theatre, American River College, Sac.
11/8/2018 Brian Kendrick Little Big Band Take 5 Jazz, Stockton 7:00pm. Take 5 Jazz At The Brew, Valley Brewing Company, 157 W Adams St, Stockton CA
11/9/2018 Sammy Miller and the Congregation Mondavi Miller: drummer, singer and bandleader of The Congregation, focused on sharing the power of community through music, a style they like to call joyful jazz. 8pm, Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center, Davis.
11/09/2018 Rick Estrin & The Nightcats The Sofia Harmonica master, songwriter and vocalist Rick Estrin & The Nightcats serve up sharp and incisive original blues and gritty roadhouse rock ‘n’ roll. 7pm. Sofia: 2700 Capitol Ave, Sac
11/9/2018 American River College Jazz Combos Showcase American River College 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. American River College, Sac.
11/10/2018 Strunz & Farah The Sofia Originally from Costa Rica and Iran respectively, Jorge Strunz and Ardeshir Farah have brought the musical influences of their native lands into their multi-cultural acoustic instrumental improvisational guitar music, or world jazz. Afro-Caribbean, Latin American folk, flamenco and Middle Eastern music all converge in an essentially jazz context. 7pm. Sofia: 2700 Capitol Ave, Sac
11/10/2018 FeNAM: Jazz Combos Sac State The 41st Annual Festival of New American Music continues with the Sac State student jazz combos, performing a variety of standard and original arrangements and compositions. 3pm, Capistrano Concert Hall, CSUS. FREE! (Lots more FeNAM concerts listed on our Classical Music events page.)
11/12/2018 Beth Duncan Sac Jazz Co-op Beth Duncan (vo) + Gilman, Manricks, Lotter, Robinson. BD sings Marilyn & Alan Bergman and Sacto songwriter Marine Tabilio. 7-9p at Masonic Temple. 1123 J St, Sac
11/14/2018 Diane Schuur Harris Center "I Remember You." Schurr sings the music of Frank Sinatra, Stan Getz and other Schuur catalog gems. 7:30pm at Harris Center, Folsom
11/14/2018 Ingrid Peters Westminster Presbyterian Church Jazz Violinist/Singer Ingrid Peters & Friends; Jazz, Tango, Classics, more. Free Concerts Wednesdays Noon to 1pm. 13th & N, Sac
11/15/2018 Pamela York and the BIJQ and the Desmond Pacific Quartet Take 5 Jazz, Stockton 7:00pm. Take 5 Jazz At The Brew, Valley Brewing Company, 157 W Adams St, Stockton CA
11/21/2018 Jon Spivack Westminster Presbyterian Church Jazz Guitarist Jon Spivack and Friends. Free Concerts Wednesdays Noon to 1pm. 13th & N, Sac
11/26/2018 Byron Colborn Big Band Sac Jazz Co-op Byron Colborn Big Band, featuring music of Basie, Ellington, Buddy Rich, others.
7-9p at Masonic Temple. 1123 J St, Sac
11/27/2018 Jazz Combos of UC Davis Ann E. Pitzer Center @ UC Davis Jazz Combos of UC Davis. Jacám Manricks, director. 2p-3:30pm. FREE! No tix necessary. Ann E. Pitzer Center @ UC Davis, 144 Hutchison Dr, Davis
11/28/2018 Django Festival All-Stars Harris Center Carrying forward the “Hot Jazz” legacy of the great Django Reinhardt. 7:30pm at the Harris Center, Folsom
11/29/2018 Jazz Bands of UC Davis Ann E. Pitzer Center @ UC Davis Jazz Bands of UC Davis. Jacám Manricks, director. 7-9pm. Ann E. Pitzer Center @ UC Davis, 144 Hutchison Dr, Davis
11/29/2018 Sac State Jazz Ensembles Sac State Sac State's award-winning jazz ensembles perform, under the direction of Mike McMullen and Mark Tulga. 7pm. Capistrano Concert Hall, CSUS.
11/29/2018 Helen Sung Take 5 Jazz, Stockton Jazz pianist. 7:00pm. Take 5 Jazz At The Brew, Valley Brewing Company, 157 W Adams St, Stockton CA
11/30/2018 Sac State Vocal Jazz Ensembles Sac State Sac State's award-winning vocal jazz ensembles perform, under the direction of Gaw Vang Williams. 7pm. Capistrano Concert Hall, CSUS.
11/30/2018 "Davis Jazz Night" Natsoulas Art Gallery, Davis Every last Friday of the month the local semi-pro community ensemble "The New Harmony Jazz Band" performs 7-9pm at the John Natsoulas Art Gallery. 521 1st St, Davis (downtown).
12/1/2018 Mumbo Gumbo The Sofia One of Northern California's top groups, Mumbo Gumbo's "genre-bending Americana" music contains elements of soul, zydeco, folk, blues, rock, cajun, Caribbean, and country all mixed into their uniquely festive roots-music sound. 7pm. Sofia: 2700 Capitol Ave, Sac
12/1/2018 High School Honor Band American River College The American River College hosts a 100 member high school honor band, directed by Dr. Eric Hammer (Director of Bands, University of the Pacific, Stockton). 2:00pm. FREE! ARC Theatre, American River College, Sac.
12/2/2018 Altai Kai Sac State World Music. Altai Kai are folk instrumentalists and throat singing virtuosos. Their velvety, low-pitched kargyraa, mesmerizing khoomei, and melodic sygyt place the listener amidst forests of singing birds, gurgling brooks, and the growls of nighttime predators. Stories of nature's beauty and mighty folk heroes are accompanied by jocular melodies, dancing rhythms, and shamanic mysteries. The narrators skillfully relate traditional, sacred tales and epics of centuries past. 7pm. Capistrano Concert Hall, CSUS.
12/2/2018 "An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas" Harris Center Chicago sensation Evan Tyrone Martin warmly resonates the velvety vocal style of musical legend Nat King Cole. A festive cocktail of hits including "L-O-V-E," "Mona Lisa," "The Christmas Song," and "All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth." 7:30pm at the Harris Center, Folsom.
12/3/2018 Vivian Lee Sac Jazz Co-op Singer Vivian Lee Christmas Show with Brenden Lowe on piano, Jeff Minniweather on Drums, and Buca Necak on bass. 7-9p at Masonic Temple. 1123 J St, Sac
12/5/2018 Concert Band of UC Davis Mondavi Pete Nowlen, director. In their quarterly concerts at the Mondavi Center, the band performs classic works from the extensive band and wind ensemble repertoire, as well as transcriptions of symphonic pieces. 7-9pm, Mondavi Center, UC Davis.
12/5/2018 American River College Orchestra American River College "Tango Del Cielo" - an evening of Argentine Tango, Flamenco, Spanish Classical and Latin Jazz. Advance tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com and at the ARC Theatre box office on the evening of the performance. 7:30pm. ARC Theatre, American River College, Sac.
12/6/2018 Afro-Cuban, Samba & Percussion Ensembles of UC Davis Ann E. Pitzer Center @ UC Davis FREE concert. No tix necessary. 6-7pm. Ann E. Pitzer Center @ UC Davis, 144 Hutchison Dr, Davis
12/6/2018 Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet (BIJQ) Take 5 Jazz, Stockton Celebration of Dave Brubeck's birthday! 7:00pm. Take 5 Jazz At The Brew, Valley Brewing Company, 157 W Adams St, Stockton CA
12/6/2018 Joe Louis Walker Sofia Blues guitarist. 7:00pm. Sofia: 2700 Capitol Ave, Sac.
12/7/2018 American River College Jazz Combos Showcase American River College 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. American River College, Sac.
12/8/2018 Sac State Winter Jazz Festival Sac State The annual Winter Jazz Festival features perofrmances by high school and junior college jazz bands, jazz combos, and vocal jazz groups, performing every half hour throughout the day in Capistrano Hall and the Student Union. The closing concert at 7pm in the University Ballroom of the Student Union features guest trumpeter Wayne Bergeron along with the Sac State Jazz Ensemble. 8am-9pm. $15 all-day ticket.
12/8/2018 Folsom High School Ensembles Folsom High School "Holiday Festival of the Arts." Get into the spirit of the season with an evening of Big Band Jazz featuring Folsom High School's award-winning music ensembles and local artists. Jazz Band I & Jazz Choir I; Chamber Orchestra; Trombone Choir, and Ballet from the Hawkins School of Performing Arts. Time TBA. Jill Solberg Performing Arts Center at Folsom High School, 1999 Prairie City Road, Folsom, CA
12/12/2018 ARC Vocal Jazz Ensemble American River College "New Beginnings!" The ARC Vocal Jazz Ensemble, with new members and directed by Dr. Art LaPierre, present their first public concert as they sing a variety of jazz ensemble arrangements. 8:00pm. ARC Theatre, American River College, Sac.
12/13/2018 Kurt Elling Crest Theatre 7:30pm. Crest Theatre. 1013 K St, Sac
12/13/2018 ARC Instrumental Jazz Ensembles American River College The ARC Studio Jazz Ensembles, directed by Dr. Dyne Eifertsen, will perform a tribute to the music of Miles Davis. The ARC Latin Jazz Ensemble will perform Afro-Cuban charts to cap the evening. 7:30pm. ARC Theatre, American River College, Sac.
12/13/2018 Sac City College Jazz Band Sac City College SCC Jazz Band Concert. An evening of classic and contemporary jazz. FREE! 8:00pm. Sac City College Performing Arts Center, 3835 Freeport Blvd, Sac.
12/13/2018 "Nutcracker In Jazz" Gallo Center Central West Ballet combine jazz, ballet and tap into creative show-stopping dance numbers. Tonight only: 7:30pm at the Gallo Center, Modesto.
12/16/2018 Boston Brass Mondavi "Christmas Bells Are Swinging!" Swinging seasonal chart-toppers made famous by Stan Kenton and His Orchestra, more. 2pm. Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center, Davis
12/18/2018 Manhattan Transfer Crest Theatre 7:30pm. Crest Theatre. 1013 K St, Sac
12/19/2018 "Big Band Christmas" Harris Center "Big Band Christmas." Hits from the 1930s, '40s and '50s made famous by greats such as Big Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Rosemary Clooney, Nat King Cole and The Andrews Sisters. 17 musicians on stage playing the most popular music from the Big Band era and featuring vocalists The Satin Dollz. 2:00pm & 7:00pm. Harris Center, Folsom.
12/21/2018 Dave Koz Gallo Center Christmas Tour 2018. Joining Dave will be: Mindi Abair, pop/blues saxophonist/singer; South African guitarist/singer Jonathan Butler, and Japanese keyboard sensation Keiko Matsui. VIP package available. 7:30pm, Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto
12/23/2018 Jim Martinez Quartet CLARA Auditorium "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Pianist and Steinway Artist Jim Martinez, along with his jazz quartet, perform a festive jazz concert featuring songs from the 1965 Peanuts Christmas animated special composed by Vince Guaraldi, as well as other traditional holiday favorites. Doors 6:00pm, show 6:30pm at the CLARA Auditorium, 1425 24th St, Sac. Hosted by Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series at CLARA.
12/24/2018 Drumline Live Harris Center Bringing their energetic style of holiday joy, Drumline Live returns to combine Gospel, Jazz, Soul, Motown rhythms, and The Nutcracker Suite to the driving force of a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band, over 30 talented musicians and dazzling vocalists employ energetic choreography, spectacular lighting, and beautiful holiday costumes to create a holiday extravaganza like no other. Today only, 4:00 & 8:00pm. Harris Center, Folsom.
12/28/2018 Classic Jazz Messengers Shine Music of Art Blakey's bands, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter & other former members of the original Jazz Messengers. Band includes Joe Gilman, Darius Babazadeh, Kerry Kashiwagi, Mat Marucci, Al Bent, Chet Chwalik. Doors 7pm, music 8pm. Shine Sacramento, 14th & E Streets, Sac
12/28/2018 "Davis Jazz Night" Natsoulas Art Gallery, Davis Every last Friday of the month the local semi-pro community ensemble "The New Harmony Jazz Band" performs 7-9pm at the John Natsoulas Art Gallery. 521 1st St, Davis (downtown). FREE!
Another source for live jazz/blues listings is Capradio.org/Events
 
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