An Evening of Jazz and Song

January 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dante Club
2330 Fair Oaks Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95825
Sacramento Jazz Coop

We are sorry to report that we were notified yesterday that Kim Nalley has undergone emergency surgery, which that has left her unable to perform as scheduled on January 28, 2019.
While we wish Kim the best, and hope she is better for her upcoming Jazz at Lincoln Center Performance is a couple of weeks, the show must go on. Unable to find a mutually agreed upon replacement for her on such short notice, we are stepping up and substituting the show rather than cancel.
Sometimes you must just go where the party is, and we hope that you will join Shelley Burns, Beth Duncan and Carolyne Swayze with the Joe Gilman Quartet, featuring Joe on piano, Rick Lotter on drums, Shelley Denny on bass, and Darius Babazadeh on sax for an evening of jazz and song.
It is going to be a fun evening. All ticket and dinner holders for the Tammy Hall & Kim Nalley Quartet are honored.


Shelley Burns has been performing professionally virtually all of her life, and is regarded as one of the premier jazz vocalists on the west coast. Her recordings have been heard on jazz radio stations across the nation, and she has appeared at many jazz festivals in the U.S, as well as in Scotland and Canada.

Shelley has entertained on cruise ships, with Bill Dendle and Eddie Erickson, and has sung with Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, and shared the stage with many other jazz greats, such as Bob Draga, Abe Most, Johnny Varro, and Jimmy Smith.

Shelley has conducted vocal workshops in conjunction with jazz festivals in the U.S. and Canada. Throughout the 2000s she appeared yearly in Greece at leading jazz clubs, even conducting a jazz vocal camp in Athens. She is the staff vocal instructor at two jazz camps in Northern California, and in 2013, she received the “Great Lady of Jazz” award from the Sun Valley Jazz Festival. She is also a marvelous comedic actress and has often been compared to Carol Burnett and Imogene Coca. Like them, she can fracture an audience with laughter, or mesmerize them with a beautiful song.

Marcus Crowder of The Sacramento Bee writes “Burns’ new release, Let Yourself Go, is a classy, bright- sounding collection that could easily propel the versatile singer to new heights.”


Beth Is an award winning broadcast journalist and recording jazz vocalist. Of her 35-year career in radio she says, “I fell into the business; it turns out radio news was a perfect fit …

Her ablum “Comes The Fall” is the award winning title track of singer Beth Duncan’s most recent CD. Possibly the most memorable autumn song since “Autumn Leaves,” the original by Martine Tabilio is romantic, quietly passionate and a perfect outlet for Ms. Duncan’s very attractive and flexible voice. “Comes The Fall” could possibly become a standard in the future. – Scott Yanow, author of ten books including The Jazz Singers, Jazz On Film and Jazz On Record 1917-76. Beth is currently working on a new CD “I’m All Yours” expected out this spring.

Whether you’d hear her in a concert hall, a hotel bar, or in a recording studio, Duncan defines what singing is all about…

~John Book /Music Journalist & Producer


Carolyne, is a professional jazz singer turned writer/author, after having worked extensively in the San Francisco Bay area hotel and country club circuits for more than 25 years before relocating to Sacramento. Working in the small Sacramento clubs for a short period in Sacramento in the late 90s, she stopped singing to concentrate on other interests. In 2007, she retired from a long career with the City and County of San Francisco. In 2012 she published her first novel, “Of Noble Character”, and began delving into music recording. “She has written a number of original songs, including, Loveland, I Never Found a Rainbow, Speechless Blues, Goodbye to Christmas, and The Next Best Thing, all of which can be found on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon. No matter what else I do, I never seem to be able to get the singing out of my blood,” she quips. In 2016 she founded the Sacramento Jazz Cooperative, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of classic, mainstream, straight-ahead jazz. She is currently CEO of the organization and to our delight, performs from time to time.


No table reservations are made for non-dining guests. Dinner guest are seated at tables for the duration of the performance. Please arrive as diners will be seated promply at 6 PM.

Option One: Butter lettuce, Radishes, Avocado with Citrus Dressing

Prosciutto Wrapped Pork tenderloin with a pear, Dijon mustard sauce served with Pesto Fingerling Potatoes

$75 per person; includes $25 Tickets, includes admission for one

Option Two: Butter lettuce, Radishes, and Avocados dressed with a Citrus dressing

Seared Scallops, over a bed of rooted vegetables succotash and Pesto Risotto,

$65 per person; includes $25 ticket; tax inclusive; admission for one

Option Three: Butter Lettuce, Radishes, and Avocado dressed with Citrus Dressing

Stuffed pepper served over quinoa topped with sprouts

$65 per person; incluudes $25 Ticket; tax inclusive; admission for one.

Dinner reservations end January 24, 2019. One dinner seating at 6 PM.