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Live Jazz Listings Through February

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 February with links and notes.  If you have events to share, you can do so as a member of the CapRadio Music Facebook group.

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Date Performer or Event Venue Notes
11/12/2018 Beth Duncan Sac Jazz Co-op Beth Duncan (vo) + Gilman, Manricks, Lotter, Robinson. Beth 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
11/14/2018 Pacific Jazz Ensemble + Pamela York Faye Spanos Hall, Stockton Concert opens with the Pacific Little Big Band, directed by Jamie Dubberly. Then it's the Pacific Jazz Ensemble directed by Patrick Langham. Guest artist is Canadian jazz pianist Pamela York. 7:30 pm. Faye Spanos Concert Hall, 3511 Pacific Ave, Stockton
11/15/2018 Harley White Jr Orchestra Shady Lady Big Band - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
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
11/15/2018 Hiroya Tsukamoto and Michael Musial Gold Lion Arts A night of acoustic guitar music. A composer & guitarist from Kyoto, Japan, Hiroya Tsukamoto lead concerts internationally including several appearances at Blue Note in New York City with his group. Although a classically trained pianist, Michael Musial's primary musical interest is playing guitar. His style is American Primitive, a genre pioneered by the guitarist John Fahey. He lives in Vacaville. 8pm. Gold Lion Arts, 2733 Riverside Blvd, Sac
11/15/2018 Jazz at Shine Shine Sacramento Featuring saxophonist, Levi Saelua and the Shine House Jazz Band. Bring your instrument and get on stage, or just enjoy the jam with any wine, beer, coffee, or tea from our extensive selections. Sacramento’s coolest Open Jazz Jams happen every Thursday Night at Shine starting at 8pm. Shine Sacramento, 1400 E St, Sac
11/16/2018 Reno Jazz Orchestra Union Hall, Reno Doug Coomler Conducts a night of Classic Big Band with the Reno Jazz Orchestra. Doors 6:30pm, performance 7:30pm. Union Hall in Midtown (in the GLM theater), 124 West Taylor St, Reno NV (Also 11/17)
11/17/2018 Current Personae Shady Lady Jazz/Rhythmic/Funk - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
11/17/2018 Reno Jazz Orchestra Union Hall, Reno Doug Coomler Conducts a night of Classic Big Band with the Reno Jazz Orchestra. Doors 6:30pm, performance 7:30pm. Union Hall in Midtown (in the GLM theater), 124 West Taylor St, Reno NV
11/21/2018 Jon Spivack Westminster Presbyterian Church Jazz Guitarist Jon Spivack and Friends. Free Concerts Wednesdays Noon to 1pm. 13th & N, Sac
11/21/2018 Jazz Jam Session Luna's Cafe Luna's Jazz Jam Session every 1st and & 3rd Wednesdays of the month. 8-10pm at Luna's, 1414 16th St, Sac.
11/24/2018 Arlyn Anderson Shady Lady Big Band - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
11/25/2018 Peter Petty Shady Lady Big Band - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
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 "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!
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 STRQ Shady Lady Jazz/Rhythmic/Funk - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
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.
12/1/2018 Zorelli Shady Lady Big Band - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
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
12/2/2018 "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.
12/2/2018 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.
12/3/2018 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
12/3/2018 Mulligan Project & Thomas Molina Group Luna's Cafe 7:30pm: Thomas Molina Group. 8:30pm: The Mulligan Project, Byron Colborn (Saxophone); Aaron Smith (Trumpet); Ben Kopf (Bass); Jim Frink (Drums). 7-10pm at Luna's Cafe, 1414 16th St, Sac
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.
12/5/2018 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 Jazz Jam Session Luna's Cafe Luna's Jazz Jam Session every 1st and & 3rd Wednesdays of the month. 8-10pm at Luna's, 1414 16th St, 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 Joe Louis Walker Sofia Blues guitarist. 7:00pm. Sofia: 2700 Capitol Ave, Sac.
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
12/7/2018 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 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. Two shows: 4:30pm and 7:00pm. Jill Solberg Performing Arts Center at Folsom High School, 1999 Prairie City Road, Folsom, CA
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.
12/9/2018 Capital Jazz Project CLARA Auditorium Capital Jazz Project plays music from the movie "Elf." A holiday concert for the family! Narrated by CapRadio's Devan Kortan as Papa Elf. With Joe Mazzaferro (trumpet); Levi Saelua (alto sax); Jacam Manricks (tenor sax); Brenden Lowe (piano); Henry Robinett (guitar); Matt Robinson (bass); Tim Metz (drums). Doors 5:30pm, show 6:00pm at the CLARA Auditorium, 1425 24th St, Sac. Hosted by Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series.
12/11/2018 Mark O'Connor "An Appalachian Christmas" Crest Theatre "Mark O'Connor: An Appalachian Christmas." Jazz & classical crossover artist Mark O'Connor brings Americana Christmas show to the Crest. 7pm. Crest Theatre. 1013 K St, Sac
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.
12/12/2018 Alex Jenkins Shady Lady Jazz - 9pm. 1409 R Street, Sacramento
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 Kurt Elling Crest Theatre 7:30pm. Crest Theatre. 1013 K St, 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.
12/13/2018 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.
12/15/2018 Reno Jazz Orchestra Cargo Concert Hall, Reno "A World of Joy." Big band Christmas show. Details TBA on their website. 7:30pm. Cargo Concert Hall, Reno NV. (Also 12/16 same location 2pm; 12/20 Lake Tahoe area).
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
12/16/2018 "Big Band Christmas" Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre "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. Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Dr, Vacaville
12/16/2018 Reno Jazz Orchestra Cargo Concert Hall, Reno "A World of Joy." Big band Christmas show. Details TBA on their website. Today 2:00pm. Cargo Concert Hall, Reno NV. (Also 12/20 Lake Tahoe area).
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.
12/19/2018 Jazz Jam Session Luna's Cafe Luna's Jazz Jam Session every 1st and & 3rd Wednesdays of the month. 8-10pm at Luna's, 1414 16th St, Sac.
12/20/2018 Reno Jazz Orchestra Olympic Village Lodge, "A World of Joy." Big band Christmas show. Doors 6:30pm, show 7:00pm. Available upgrade includes 6pm pre-show reception with beverages, holiday hors d'ouvres and prime seating by the fire. Merry Wonderland (Olympic Village Lodge), 1901 Chamonix Place, Olympic Valley, CA
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 "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!
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
1/13/2019 Paris Combo Harris Center France’s Paris Combo to create a unique, cosmopolitan sound, a fun-loving mix of swinging gypsy jazz, cabaret, French pop and Latino and Middle Eastern rhythms. 1:00pm at Harris Center, Folsom
1/13/2019 Branford Marsalis Harris Center The oldest son from the First Family of jazz, saxophonist Branford Marsalis returns with his jazz quartet, featuring pianist Joey Calderazzo; bassist Eric Revis; and drummer Justin Faulkner. 7:00pm at Harris Center, Folsom
1/17/2019 "Blues Harmonica Blowout" Harris Center Mark Hummel’s 28th annual Blues Harmonica Blowout is a Southern Harp spectacular. Headlining is Grammy winner Bobby Rush who Rolling Stone Magazine named “King Of The Chitlin Circuit.” Also featuring Kenny Neal, James Harman and Johnny Sansone. 7:30pm at Harris Center, Folsom
1/19/2019 Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers Sofia Smith and her band return to Sacramento. Classic American jazz, swing, blues and R&B from the mid-twentieth century. Lavay and her all-star 7-piece band bake up an instant recipe for dancing and good times. 7:00pm. Sofia: 2700 Capitol Ave, Sac.
1/25/2019 "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!
1/26/2019 Folsom Jazz Festival Folsom High School The 2019 Folsom Jazz Festival will be held on two campuses: Folsom High School and Rolling Hills Church in El Dorado Hills. Over 140 Middle School and High School jazz bands, vocal jazz choirs and jazz combos. The largest jazz competition in CA! 7am to 10pm. Click link for further details.
1/26/2019 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.
1/30/2019 André Mehmari Mondavi Pianist plays Brazilian music, classical and jazz. 7pm. Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center, Davis. Through 2/2.
1/31/2019 André Mehmari Mondavi Pianist plays Brazilian music, classical and jazz. 8pm. Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center, Davis. Through 2/2.
2/1/2019 André Mehmari Mondavi Pianist plays Brazilian music, classical and jazz. 8pm. Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center, Davis. Through 2/2.
2/2/2019 André Mehmari Mondavi Pianist plays Brazilian music, classical and jazz. 8pm. Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center, Davis. Final night.
2/9/2019 Reno Jazz Orchestra Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR Reno Jazz Orchestra presents "Jazz In The Schools." Details TBA. Nightingale Concert Hall at UNR, 1335 N Virginia St, Reno, NV
2/10/2019 Reno Jazz Orchestra Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR Reno Jazz Orchestra presents "Jazz In The Schools." Details TBA. Nightingale Concert Hall at UNR, 1335 N Virginia St, Reno, NV
2/10/2019 Dave Bass Afro-Cuban Jazz Quintet CLARA Auditorium Dave Bass (Piano); (Jeff Sanford, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophones); Jeff Chambers (Contrabass); Carlos Caro (Conga, Bongo, Perc); Colin Douglas (Timbales, Drum kit). The Quintet will be playing their arrangements of classic Cuban tunes like La Comparsa, Siboney, La Mulata Rumbera, and Tres Palabras as well Dave’s originals in the Cuban style. 6:30pm at the CLARA Auditorium, 1425 24th St, Sac. Hosted by Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series.
2/11/2019 John Stowell Quartet Sac Jazz Co-Op John is a unique jazz guitarist influenced as much by pianists and horn players as he is by guitarists. His original take on harmony, chords and improvisation sets him apart. John brings his quartet featuring Kerry Kashiwagi on bass, Jack Stanfill on drums and Jeff Alkire on sax. 7-9p at Masonic Temple 1123 J St, Sac
2/19/2019 International Guitar Night Harris Center Guitar luminaries from around the world who embody the diversity and virtuosity of the acoustic guitar. Host Luca Stricagnoli, Italy's explosive contemporary showman, is joined by two of France's acclaimed young prodigies, Swing guitarist Antoine Boyer and Flamenco guitarist Samuelito, and the ground-breaking Turkish fretless guitarist Cenk Erdogan. 7:30pm at Harris Center, Folsom
2/20/2019 Keiko Matsui Harris Center Japanese keyboardist and composer Keiko Matsui is an icon of contemporary jazz. Her elegant melodies and gentle grooves have also won her a diverse and adoring fan base of New Age and jazz fusion enthusiasts. 8:00pm at Harris Center, Folsom
2/22/2019 "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!
2/25/2019 Harley White Jr Trio Sac Jazz Co-op Known for fronting his popular 10 pc orchestra, Harley steps out with his trio presenting some latin and original works. With Dominic Garcia on percussion and Clark Goodloe on piano. 7-9p at Masonic Temple. 1123 J St, Sac.
2/27/2019 Veronica Swift & Benny Green Trio Mondavi Singing and scatting vocalist Veronica Swift with hard bop pianist Benny Green and his trio. Songs from the Great American Songbook, Tin Pan Alley and beyond. 7pm. Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center, Davis. Through 3/2.
2/28/2019 Veronica Swift & Benny Green Trio Mondavi See 2/27 for details. 8pm. Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center, Davis. (Also 3/1 & 3/2)
 
Another source for live jazz/blues listings is Capradio.org/Events
 
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