Events

Jan
28
Mon
2019
Kim Nalley & Tammy Hall Quartet- Women In Jazz @ Dante Club
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

TAMMY HALL

Pianist, Organist, Composer, and Arranger Tammy Lynne Hall is one of the most in-demand musicians in the Bay Area. Her great appreciation for all good music and her exposure to the countless, diverse genres of music, as well as her prodigious accompanist skills make her a top choice for such vocalists as: Kim Nalley, Denise Perrier, Holly Near, Rhonda Benin, Veronica Klaus, Pamela Rose, Debbie DeCoudreaux, Darlene Love, Melba Moore, Ernestine Anderson, Queen Esther Marrow, Little Jimmy Scot, and more. Her own compositions reflect an ongoing aspiration to reveal her own soul and best voice to the listening audience. Stylistically, Tammy Hall is equally gifted in Classical, Gospel, Jazz, Brazilian, Salsa and Funk.

KIM NALLEY

Awarded “Mist influential African-American in the Bay Area” in 2005 and “Best Jazz Group” in2-13, vocalist Kim Nalley is already being called “legendary” and “San Francisco Institution” No trip to San Francisco is complete with hearing Kim perform and she brings her performance to the Sacramento Jazz Coop with the Tammy Lynne Hall Quartet.

RUTH DAVIES

Bay Area bassist, Ruth has performed with such jazz and blues greats as Keb’ Mo’, Charles Brown, with whom she toured for ten years, Clark Terry, John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, Jay McShann, Van Morrison, Maria Muldaur, Junior Mance, Barbara Morrison, Etta Jones, Terry Gibbs, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Little Jimmy Scott.

RUTH PRICE

Oakland-raised Ruth Price is one of the region’s premiere drummers, a player sought out by singer/songwriters, jazz ensembles, R&B combos and various genre-blending permutations thereof.

THIS IS A DINNER OPTION SHOW. CLICK ON TICKET BUTTON FOR MENU DETAILS

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.

Feb
11
Mon
2019
John Stowell Quartet @ Dante Club
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

He has taught internationally for over 40 years in every educational setting. His clinics are informal, hands-on and informative. In addition to music theory and guidelines for improvisation, John shares his professional experience with the business of music. Join us on February 11, 2019 when John brings his quartet to the Dante Club, featuring Kerry Kashiwagi on bass, Jack Stanfill on drums and Jeff Alkire on sax.

“In the age of mediocrity and clones, John Stowell’s uniqueness and originality are a breath of fresh air.
I love playing with him.”
Paul Horn

Feb
25
Mon
2019
An Evening With Harley White, Jr @ Dante Club
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Harley White, Jr.

Known for fronting his 10 piece orchestra, Sacramento based musician Harley White Jr. presents his quartet performing some latin and original works in, An Evening with Harley White Jr. , featuring Dominic Garcia on percussions, Clark Goodloe on piano, Andre Fylling on melodica and synth, and Harley White Jr., on bass, guitar and vocals.

Mar
11
Mon
2019
Libby York – “Traveling Light” @ Dante Club
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

he New York Time says, “A jazz singer of cool composure and artful subtly” – Nate Chinen

The Times London says, “Her smoky voice will appeal to Diana Krall fans, but she is much her own woman.

On March 11, 2019, The Sacramento Jazz Coop presents Chicago born Jazz singer Libby York. “Traveling Light,” and accompanied by the Joe Gilman Trio, Libby will swing along with Great American Songbook gems about traveling to favorite destinations, both terrestrial and celestial:  Moonlight in Vermont, Rhode Island Is Famous for You,  Paris Blues, Still On The Road, Midnight Sun, Stars Fell On Alabama, and more.

Mar
25
Mon
2019
Dave Bass Quartet – The New York Recordings @ Dante Club
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Following his NYC recording session with Ted Nash, Carlos Henriquez, Karrin Allyson and others, Dave returns for his fourth SJC appearance giving us a glimpse of the New York City recordings of new compositions and choice standards, featuring Jeff Chambers on bass, Jim Frink on drums, Levi Saelua on reeds, and Dave at the piano.

Dave Bass

Apr
8
Mon
2019
Joe Mazzaferro Septet- Music of Wynton Marsalis @ Dante Club
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Joe Mazzaferreo

Wynton Learson Marsalis is an American trumpeter, composer, teacher, and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. He has promoted classical and jazz music often to young audiences. Marsalis has been awarded nine Grammy Awards, and his Blood on the Fields was the first jazz composition to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. He is the son of jazz musician Ellis Marsalis Jr. (pianist), grandson of Ellis Marsalis Sr., and brother of Branford (saxophonist), Delfeayo (trombonist), and Jason (drummer). Marsalis is the only musician to win a Grammy Award in jazz and classical during the same year.
Joe Mazzaferro – Is a trumpeter, educator, composer, and arranger who has been active in the Sacramento, Stockton, and Central Valley jazz scenes since 2002. His formal studies include a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education from the University of the Pacific and a Master’s of Music in Jazz and Studio Music from the University of Tennessee. With numerous credits ti his acclaim, currently he is the Coordinator of Jazz Studies at California State University Stanislaus where he teaches various jazz courses and directs the CSU Stanislaus Jazz Ensemble. The Sacramento Jazz Coop proudly presents the Joe Mazzaferro Septet with the music of Wynton Marsalis featuring Joe Mazzaferro on trumpet, Patrick Langham on soprano and alto, Levi Saelua on tenor and clarinet, Jamie Dubberly on trombone, Brenden Lowe on piano, Giulio Cetto on bass, and Tim Metz on drums.

Apr
22
Mon
2019
John Fedchock Quartet @ Dante Club
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

John Fedchock is mostly known for his big band work in NYC where he has been holding concerts and releasing albums for some 20 years now. Despite his success with the large ensembles, John also likes to work with combos in small clubs as it allows the musicians to stretch out and take chances that can’t happen in more heavily arranged ensembles. In Fedchock’s own words, “playing in small club setting allows the players more of a chance to interact and create an intimate conversation through improvisation.” With the 2015 release of his critically acclaimed Fluidity CD, you are set to be thrilled with his recent release of Reminiscence; both recorded at the Havana Nights Nightclub in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Sacramento Jazz Coop is pleased to present the John Fedchock Quartet as he makes his West Coast tour, with Joe Gilman on piano, Jeff Denson on bass, and Hamir Atwal on drums. Trust us when we say, you will not want to miss this performance.

John Fedchock

May
13
Mon
2019
Clairdee’s, “I Remember Nancy” @ The Dante Club
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Clairdee

With throngs of fans, particularly vocalist’s mourning the recent passing of the legendary jazz artist Nancy Wilson, few have shared closer professional respect and kindred relationship as that of Ms. Wilson and Clairdee. Clairdee has said, “I have had great mentors throughout the years, specifically, my manager John Levy, Nancy Wilson, and pianist Norman Simmons. Clairdee and Nancy were both managed by Levy at one time.
Having received the 2018 Bay Area Jazz and Blues Lifetime Achievement Award, Clairdee returns to the Sacramento Jazz Coop with her trio under the direction of musical director Ken French on poano, Ron Belcher on bass, and Jim Zimmerman on drums. Please join us for this personal tribute of, “Clairdee’s, I Remember Nancy.”

Jun
10
Mon
2019
Jacam Manricks Septet- Supersaxology @ Dante Club
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jacam Manricks has long thrilled audiences with the introduction of new arrangements that often combines classical music with jazz. This time, he not only continues to show imaginative musicianship, but also 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. Additional details forthcoming, including a dinner option.

Jun
24
Mon
2019
Joe Gilman – Remembering Another “Live” @ Dante Club
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This past summer, the Sacramento Jazz Coop presented the Joe Gilman Trio performing the critically acclaimed album Oscar Peterson’s Another Day. Transcription of the album by Joe Gilman, the trio met the challenge straight-ahead (no pun intended), delivering a masterful performance, enjoyed by all. So, as one does after having enjoyed something, you do it again. Doing it again takes place on June 24, 2019, and this time, wait for it …we’re going to video the performance. You are invited to join us for the special event and be memorialized as part of the concert. NOTICE: By attending this show, you acknowledge and agree that your likeness may be included in stills and video of the event and used by the Sacramento Jazz Coop in connection with communications about jazz, or other SJC communications. If you do not agree to this usage, please do not attend the event. Evening or business attire is requested. A dinner option will be provided.

With Joe GIlman piano, Buca Necak bass, and Rick Lotter Drums.

Jul
8
Mon
2019
Akira Tana and Friends @ Dante Club
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Akira Tana

Graduating from Harvard with a degree in social sciences, Akira Tana enrolled at the New England Conservatory of Music where he performed in both classical and jazz idioms. Playing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and student ensembles as well as with musicians such as Helen Humes, Milt Jackson, Sonny Rollins, George Russell, and Sonny Stitt, he also performed with Charles Aznavour, Ran Blake, Ray Bryant, Al Cohn, Chris Connor, Art Farmer, Carl Fontana, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Golson, Jim Hall, Jimmy Heath, Lena Horne, J.J. Johnson, Warne Marsh, Tete Montoliu, James Moody, Spike Robinson, Jimmy Rowles, Zoot Sims, Cedar Walton, and Frank Wess. Akira makes his debut appearance on July 8, 2019, with a stellar quintet featuring:

Atsuko Hashimoto, a jazz musician from Osaka, Japan, who plays Hammond B3 electronic organ and has performed in Japan and the United States. In 1999, she debuted in the US, playing at clubs in New Orleans as well as Jazz at Pearl’s in San Francisco, where she performed with Bruce Forman on guitar and Sacramento native Vince Lateana on drums. In 2000, she toured Japan with “Brother” Jack McDuff and his band, and in September that year shared the bill with Dr. Lonnie Smith at Blue Note Osaka. 2001 saw Atsuko returned to California, playing at the San Jose Jazz Festival, The Baked Potato in Studio City and the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz. In 2002, she toured Japan with Diana Krall. She has recorded five CDs along with Osaka jazz guitarist Yutaka Hashimoto and saxophonist Hideki Kawamura, and Kenny Washington, an American jazz singer, recently dubbed “the Superman of the Bay Area jazz scene” by the San Francisco Chronicle. Kenny Washington is a jazz virtuoso who thrills audiences with his soulful interpretations, seemingly limitless range, and rapid-fire scatting. Ravi Coltrane has declared Kenny, his favorite male vocalist, and Mark Murphy said in a Jazz Times interview that Kenny was the only contemporary male vocalist carrying on the tradition.