April is Jazz Appreciation Month. While we’re not yet able to enjoy live concerts due to COVID-19 restrictions, we thought this month would be a good time to look back at some of the many concerts CapRadio has produced and recorded over the past 40 years. Here’s a schedule of our special jazz programming for April:
Friday, April 9, 9 p.m.
Pianist John Hicks recorded live at Sacramento State, 1984
Bobby Hutcherson Quartet recorded live at Waterfront Park, Old Sacramento, 2002
Sunday, April 11
7 p.m: Capital Jazz Project recorded live at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, 2005
9 – 11 p.m.: Andrew Mills mines the Blue Note Record vaults for “The finest in jazz since 1939!”
Monday, April 12, 8 p.m.
The Black Market Jazz Orchestra featuring Kenny Washington recorded live at Waterfront Park, Old Sacramento, 2003
Tuesday, April 13, 8 p.m.
Anat Cohen on Insight with guitarist Gilad Hekselman, 2008
Wednesday, April 14, 8 p.m.
Allie Ryerson and Joe Beck at Waterfront Park in Old Sacramento, 1999
Thursday, April 15, 8 p.m.
Sandy Cressman (featuring Marcos Silva) at Waterfront Park in Old Sacramento, 2001
Friday, April 16, 10 p.m.
Archie Shepp Quartet recorded live at The On Broadway Bar & Café, 1985
Sunday, April 18
7 p.m.: The Hot Club of San Francisco in Waterfront Park, Old Sacramento, 2002
9-11 p.m.: Andrew Mills presents the Best of Blue Note Records
Monday, April 19, 8 p.m.
Bobbe Norris and Larry Dunlap recorded live in Waterfront Park, Old Sacramento, 1998
Tuesday, April 20, 8 p.m.
Nicolas Bearde at Waterfront Park in Old Sacramento 1998
Claudia Acuna at Waterfront Park in Old Sacramento 2000
Wednesday, April 21, 8 p.m.
An Hour with John Pizzarelli
In talking with CapRadio’s Gary Vercelli in 2013, John Pizzarelli reflects back on 32 years of work as a professional musician, recounting the influences of Nat King Cole, Rosemary Clooney, George Shearing, Benny Goodman, and his prolific father. Pizzarelli also talks about his love for Brazilian music, working with Paul McCartney and Jessica Molaskey, the state of the recording industry and his love for baseball.
Thursday, April 23, 9 p.m.
Ray Obiedo Band featuring Pete Escovedo at Waterfront Park in Old Sacramento, 2001
Friday, April 23, 9 p.m.
La Candela at Holiday Inn at Sacramento Music Festival, 2008
Sunday, April 25
7 p.m.: Pearl Django from Sacramento Jazz Jubilee at the Radisson Hotel Edgewater Ballroom, 2001
9 p.m.: Andrew Mills continues to mine the Blue Note Record vaults for “The finest in jazz since 1939!”