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New Jazz Festival Planned For Memorial Day Weekend In Roseville

April 11, 2018

Pianist Jim Martinez continues an annual tradition with a new jazz-focused festival in Roseville that will take the place of the recently canceled Sacramento Music Festival.

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Pianist Laura Klein's Homage To 'Grande Dame' Of Piano Jazz, Marian McPartland

March 16, 2018 | Paul Conley

The late jazz pianist and popular NPR host Marian McPartland will be honored Monday in Sacramento with a concert featuring Bay Area pianist Laura Klein. Like countless other musicians, Klein was influenced, inspired and encouraged by McPartland.

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Jazz Harpist Motoshi Kosako Performs

February 14, 2018 | Chris Remington

Jazz harpist Motoshi Kosako performs live in-studio ahead of a Valentine's Day concert in Grass Valley.

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Element Brass Band Blows The Roof Off Mardi Gras

February 12, 2018 | Chris Remington

Element Brass Band previews a Fat Tuesday performance and album release party for "Cali Got A Brass Band."

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Sound Advice: Jazz With Gary Vercelli

February 8, 2018 | Cody Drabble

Jazz music director Gary Vercelli spotlights two world-class singers who will be performing locally and two new releases by rising young jazz artists in Sound Advice.

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Sacramento Music Festival Ends Its 44 Year Run

December 18, 2017 | Steve Milne

After 44 years as a Memorial Day Weekend tradition, the Sacramento Music Festival is ending. Organizers of the event made the announcement today citing diminishing audiences, increased costs and heavy competition.

Violinist Regina Carter Champions Ella's Positive Vibes

October 27, 2017 | Steve Milne

Jazz violinist Regina Carter says, considering the mood of the country and the world right now, "Accentuate the Positive" was the perfect title for her new album, a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. Carter performs Saturday at the 2017 Brubeck Festival.

Hudson Valley Home Inspires Jack DeJohnette And His All-Star Jazz Quartet

October 20, 2017

Veteran jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette has worked with everyone from Miles Davis and John Coltrane to Herbie Hancock and Pat Metheny. His current working group, Hudson, will perform this Saturday in Davis.

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