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Live Jazz Listings Through 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 (further-out dates will be added 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
5/13/2019 Clairdee Sacramento Jazz Co-op at the Dante Club 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
5/14/2019 CRC Jazz Band Cosumnes River College The Cosumnes River College Music Department presents the CRC Jazz Band in concert. 7:00pm. CRC Recital Hall. 8401 Center Pkwy, Sac.
5/15/2019 ARC Vocal Jazz Ensemble American River College, Sac Both ARC vocal jazz ensembles and jazz vocal soloists present an evening of great jazz harmony and arrangements. A fabulous jazz hang! 8:00pm in the American River College Theater, 4700 College Oak Dr, Sac
5/15/2019 CRC Concert Band, Sac Concert Band, Fred Morgan Big Band Cosumnes River College CRC Concert Band, Sacramento Concert Band & Fred Morgan Big Band. 7:00pm. CRC Recital Hall. 8401 Center Pkwy, Sac.
5/16/2019 Harley White Jr Orchestra Shady Lady, Sac Big Band - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
5/17/2019 A Tribe Quartet Shady Lady, Sac Jazz - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
5/18/2019 S.T.R.Q. Shady Lady, Sac Jazz - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
5/18/2019 Sierra College Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles Sierra College, Rocklin The Sierra College Jazz Ensemble and the Sierra College Vocal Jazz Ensembles in a program that spans the jazz spectrum from ballads to be-bop. Prepare to Swing! 7:30pm. Sierra College Dietrich Theatre, 5100 Sierra College Blvd, Rocklin
5/19/2019 Alex Jenkins Shady Lady, Sac Jazz - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
5/19/2019 Sacramento Concert Band Rio Americano HS Sacramento Concert Band presents its Annual Spring Concert. 2:30pm. Rio Americano High School Center for the Arts, 4540 American River Dr, Sac
5/21/2019 Tedeschi Trucks Band + Los Lobos Sacramento Memorial Auditorium The Blues-Rock powerhouse comes to Sacramento with special guests Los Lobos. 7:00pm. Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J St, Sac. A recent NPR interview: https://www.npr.org/2019/03/01/697706005/susan-tedeschi-and-derek-trucks-partners-in-music-and-in-life
5/22/2019 Massive Delicious Shady Lady, Sac Jazz/Rhythmic/Funk - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
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
5/23/2019 Michael Ray Shady Lady, Sac Jazz - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
5/24/2019 Kings St Giants Shady Lady, Sac Big Band - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
5/25/2019 Jimmy Toor Shady Lady, Sac Jazz - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
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 Casey Lipka & Friends CLARA Auditorium Casey Lipka is a vocalist, bassist and composer based in Sacramento. Casey blends elements of pop, jazz, classical, and folk to create a unique sound. 6:30-9:00pm. CLARA Auditorium, 1425 24th St, Sac. Hosted by Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series.
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
5/26/2019 Peter Petty Shady Lady, Sac Big Band - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
5/26/2019 Roseville Jazz Festival Various; Roseville See 5/25.
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
5/28/2019 Spyro Gyra Harris Center The popular jazz fusion band perform one night only. 8:00pm. Harris Center, Folsom
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.
5/30/2019 Sweet & Low Shady Lady, Sac Jazz - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
6/3/2019 Bryan Colborn: music of Gerry Mulligan and Miles Davis Luna's Cafe, Sac Saxophonist Byron Colborn presents Miles Davis' 'Birth Of The Cool' + the music of Gerry Mulligan. Opening will be The Mulligan project with the music of Gerry Mulligan's pianoless quartet featuring Phil Tulga on valve trombone. Closing the evening we will showcase music from the iconic Miles Davis album the 'Birth Of The Cool' featuring Aaron Smith on trumpet. 7:30pm: The Mulligan Project" 8:30pm: "Birth Of The Cool" featuring Byron Colborn (Saxophone), Aaron Smith (Trumpet), Joshua Wisterman (Guitar), Ben Kopf (Bass), Jim Frink (Drums). Luna's Cafe. 1414 16th St, Sac.
6/6/2019 Afro-Cuban, Samba and Percussion Ensembles of UC Davis Ann E. Pitzer Center @ UC Davis Afro-Cuban, Samba and Percussion Ensembles of UC Davis. Brian Rice, Chris Froh, and Juan Diego Díaz, Directors. 7-8:30pm. Recital Hall at Ann E. Pitzer Center @ UC Davis, 144 Hutchison Dr, Davis. FREE!
6/8/2019 Harold López-Nussa Quartet Palms Playhouse, Winters It’s hard to imagine the US jazz scene without the influence of Cuban musicians. Havana-based composer and pianist Harold López-Nussa captivates audiences with a style that “bridges generations and genres” [Billboard Magazine]. Cuban folk, Afro-Cuban beats, Jazz, and his classical musical training all influence Harold’s signature style of composing and playing. 8:00pm. The Palms Playhouse 13 Main St, Winters, CA
6/9/2019 Byron Colborn Big Band CLARA Auditorium Bandleader and baritone saxophonist Byron Colborn leads his Big Band comprised of 18 of Sacramento's finest musicians including pianist Dave Bass, saxophonist Cooper Nelson, trombonist Brandon Au, and vocalist Elizabeth Unpingco. The band's repertoire includes works by Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Count Basie, and many others. 6:30-9:00pm. CLARA Auditorium, 1425 24th St, Sac. Hosted by Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series.
6/9/2019 Leo Kottke State Theatre, Auburn Known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies, Kottke intersperses humorous monologues with selections from throughout his career, played solo on his 6- and 12-string guitars. 7:30pm. Auburn State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn
6/10/2019 Jacam Manricks Septet- Supersaxology Sacramento Jazz Co-op at the Dante Club Jacam Manricks brings the versatility of the saxophone front and center, as four saxes play jazz harmony over a rhythm section. Premiering new works, the Sacramento Jazz Coop proudly presents the Jacam Manricks Septet with Supersaxology. (Dinner option available.) 7-9pm. Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sac
6/13/2019 Ryan Ahern Harris Center Backed by his contemporary pop orchestra, pianist Ryan Ahern plays boogie-woogie, movie themes, rock n roll, Broadway, and hits from Ray Charles, Disney, Queen, Maroon 5, and so much more. 7:30pm. Harris Center, Folsom.
6/16/2019 Postmodern Jukebox Gallo Center Known for reworking popular modern music into different vintage genres, especially early 20th century forms such as swing and jazz, Postmodern Jukebox has nearly fifty singers and another fifty instrumentalists. (VIP pkgs available.) 4:00pm. Mary Stuart Rogers Theater at The Gallo Center, Modesto.
6/22/2019 Big Summer Soul-stice Party Harris Center The Sacramento Blues Society presents the "Big Summer Soul-Stice Party" with Wee Willie Walker, Terrie Odabi and the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra. Also featuring Omega Rae, Larry Batiste and Sandy Griffith. 7:00pm. Harris Center, Folsom.
6/22/2019 Mimi Fox State Theatre, Auburn As a virtuosic improviser who’s collaborated with many of jazz’s greatest figures, Mimi Fox has earned her spot in the jazz guitar pantheon. Her just-released 11th album, This Bird Still Flies, transforms folk tunes, jazz standards, original compositions and popular songs into exquisitely crafted improvisational vehicles. 7:30pm. Auburn State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn
6/23/2019 Valerie V CLARA Auditorium Vocalist Valerie V recording "LIVE IN CONCERT" for her new CD, "IntimateLee with Valerie V" featuring Chet Chwalik on Piano and Trumpet. Music from Sammy Fain, Gershwin, Jobim and more. 6:30-8:30pm. CLARA Auditorium, 1425 24th St, Sac. Hosted by Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series.
6/24/2019 Joe Gilman Trio Dante Club The Joe Gilman Trio perform the critically acclaimed album Oscar by Peterson "Another Day." Transcription of the album by Joe Gilman. Joe GIlman piano, Buca Necak bass, and Rick Lotter Drums. NOTE: This performance will be recorded on video. See information at the link about this before purchasing a ticket. 7-9pm. The Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sac.
6/24/2019 Joe Gilman Trio Sacramento Jazz Co-op at the Dante Club The Joe Gilman Trio performs the critically acclaimed album by Oscar Peterson, "Another Day." Please follow the link to read important info about this performance being photographed and recorded. Evening or business attire is requested. A dinner option will be provided. With Joe GIlman piano, Buca Necak bass, and Rick Lotter Drums. 7-9pm. Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sac
6/27/2019 Komaga Trio Crocker Art Museum Awarded the “Best Jazz Hound in Tie and Tail” by Sacramento magazine, jazz harpist Motoshi Kosako takes inspiration from the bustling, electric cacophony of Tokyo and the serenity of the Sierra foothills to present with his trio compositions that are improvisational and original. Featuring Michael Manring, bass, and Chris Garcia, percussion. This summer’s prelude music will be provided by the Beth Duncan Quartet on the Café Stage from 5:30 to 6:15 PM.  Kosako at 6:30pm. Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St, Sac
6/28/2019 "Battle of the Big Bands" Harris Center, Folsom 30 musicians and two big bands on stage playing 1930s and 1940s most popular music. Sounds of Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller compete for the "VOTE" of the audience at the show's climax, which will determine who returns to compete against a new challenger. 7:00pm at the Harris Center, Folsom.
7/8/2019 Akira Tana Sacramento Jazz Co-op at the Dante Club Drummer Akira Tana featuring Atsuko Hashimoto (Hammond B3), Yutaka Hashimoto (guitar), Hideki Kawamura (sax), and vocalist Kenny Washington. 7-9pm. Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sac
7/9/2019 Acoustic Alchemy Sofia Since 1987, Acoustic Alchemy has pushed the limits of the acoustic guitar’s potential by embracing a spectrum of musical styles ranging from straight-ahead jazz, to folk, to rock, to world music and beyond. 8:30pm. B Street Theater at The Sofia, 2700 Capitol Ave, Sac
7/17/2019 Organist Joan Chambers Westminster Presbyterian Church Organist Joan Chambers. Free Concerts Wednesdays Noon to 1pm. 13th & N, Sac
7/24/2019 Bria Skonberg Sacramento Jazz Co-op at the Dante Club Trumpeter and singer Bria Skonberg brings her bold horn melodies, smoky vocals and adventurous concoctions of classic and new back to Sacramento in a concert that is sure to sell out so get your tickets early. Originally from a small town in British Columbia, Bria has been a faculty member at the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Camp from 2008 to the present. 7-9pm. Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sac
7/24/2019 Mimi Fox & Trio Bear Valley Music Festival Bear Valley Music Festival presents jazz guitarist Mimi Fox and her Trio. 7:00pm. 3 Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley, CA
7/25/2019 Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet Crocker Art Museum World-renowned trombonist, composer, arranger, and producer Wayne Wallace rocks the stage with his Grammy-nominated Latin Jazz Quintet. One of this generation’s most eloquent trombonists, Wallace’s music has been described as “Afro-Cuban jazz that shakes, quakes, and practically immolates.” This summer’s prelude music will be provided by the Beth Duncan Quartet on  the Café Stage from 5:30 to 6:15 PM.  Wallace at 6:30pm. Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St, Sac
7/28/2019 "Of The I Sing" Bear Valley Music Festival In our second partnership with The Motherlode Chorale, the Bear Valley Music Festival presents a concert version of the charming musical "Of Thee I Sing" by George and Ira Gershwin, known for its jazzy tunes, witty lyrics and hilarious dialog. 2:00pm. 3 Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley, CA
8/5/2019 Harley White Jr Quartet Sacramento Jazz Co-op at the Dante Club Back by popular request the Harley White Jr. Quartet returns with his quartet. Featuring Dominic Garcia on percussion; Andre Fylling on synth and melodica; Clark Goodloe on piano, and Harley White Jr. on bass and vocals. 7-9pm. Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sac
8/5/2019 Preservation Hall Jazz Band Harris Center, Folsom Having held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 50 years, the PHJB performs two nights at the Harris Center. 7:30pm at the Harris Center, Folsom. (Also 6/6 at 7:30).
8/6/2019 Preservation Hall Jazz Band Harris Center, Folsom Having held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 50 years, the PHJB performs two nights at the Harris Center. 7:30pm at the Harris Center, Folsom. (Also 6/6 at 7:30).
8/7/2019 Hot Club Faux Gitane Gypsy Swing Band Westminster Presbyterian Church Hot Club Faux Gitane Gypsy Swing Band (Gypsy Jazz). Free Concerts Wednesdays Noon to 1pm. 13th & N, Sac
8/7/2019 Bob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller Harris Center, Folsom Bob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller (with guests Billy Kilson & Larry Braggs): "Double Vision Revisited." Three jazz virtuosos reunite for the first time since the release of the 1980s collaboration album "Double Vision." 8:00pm at the Harris Center, Folsom.
8/10/2019 Dave Bass Quartet State Theatre, Auburn Dave Bass celebrates his new album (July release) with his Quartet featuring Jacam Manricks (flutes, clarinet, saxes), Ben Kopf (bass) and Jim Frink Drums. Dave will play originals and standards ranging from swingin’ straight-ahead jazz and ballads to a taste of powerful Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music. 7:30pm. Auburn State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn
8/11/2019 Joe Mazzaferro Big Band CLARA Auditorium 6:30pm.CLARA Auditorium, 1425 25th St, Sac
8/22/2019 Peter Petty & His Titans of Terpsichore Crocker Art Museum In big-band style, Peter Petty & His Titans of Terpsichore along with special guests take on songs like Glenn Miller’s “Chatanooga Choo Choo” and Billy Strayhorn’s “Take the A Train” in this rocking performance celebrating the Crocker’s summer exhibition "The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and The American West". This summer’s prelude music will be provided by the Beth Duncan Quartet on  the Café Stage from 5:30 to 6:15 PM.  Peter Petty at 6:30pm. Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St, Sac
8/26/2019 Delbert Bump Quartet Sacramento Jazz Co-op at the Dante Club Delbert Bump has written for big bands, combos, TV and radio and has received numerous awards. Delbert makes his debut SJC appearance on piano with Chris Amberger on bass, Brian Kendrick on drums, and Noel Jewkes on reeds. 7-9pm. Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sac
8/31/2019 The Ray Charles Project State Theatre, Auburn In tribute to the genius of Ray Charles, a swinging septet of outstanding Bay Area musicians offers their take on some of the highlights from Ray’s amazing songbook. 7:30pm. Auburn State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn
9/14/2019 Rick Estrin & the Nightcats Sofia Featuring the world-class talents of a harmonica master, songwriter and vocalist, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats serve up sharp and incisive original blues and gritty roadhouse rock ‘n’ roll in a high-energy show capable of bringing any audience to its feet. Additional VIP Experience available. 7:00pm. B Street Theater at The Sofia, 2700 Capitol Ave, Sac
9/15/2019 Glenn Miller Orchestra Harris Center, Folsom With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. Featuring favorite hits “Moonlight Serenade”, “Chattanooga Choo-Choo”, “Pennsylvania 6-5000” and much more. Today at 2:00pm and 7:00pm at the Harris Center, Folsom.
9/19/2019 Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Sofia 7:00pm. The Sofia: 2700 Capitol Ave, Sac
9/20/2019 Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Sofia 7:00pm. The Sofia: 2700 Capitol Ave, Sac
9/26/2019 Kim Nalley Crocker Art Museum Bay-area legend and international performer Kim Nalley “has pipes to burn and works the stage like she means it” (San Francisco Chronicle). She and her band heat up this summer’s concert series with a performance evoking the legendary divas of American jazz. This summer’s prelude music will be provided by the Beth Duncan Quartet on  the Café Stage from 5:30 to 6:15 PM.  Nalley at 6:30pm. Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St, Sac
Another source for live jazz/blues listings is Capradio.org/Events
 
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