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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
The Sacramento Jazz Coop proudly presents Bria Skonberg in a special performance on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at the Dante Club.
The New York based Canadian singer, trumpeter and songwriter has been described as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation” (Wall Street Journal). Recognized as one of 25 for the Future by Downbeat Magazine, Bria Skonberg has been a force in the new generation with her bold horn melodies and smoky vocals, and adventurous concoctions of classic and new.
Noted as a millennial “shaking up the jazz world,” (Vanity Fair), Bria has played festivals and stages the world over, including New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival and over a hundred more.
Originally from the small town of Chilliwick, British Columbia, Bria studied jazz and performance at Capilano University in Vancouver while balancing a full road schedule and two bands. After graduating, she traveled extensively, performing in China and Japan and throughout Europe. Seeking new challenges, she moved to New York in 2010. Upon arrival, she went to jam with some friends in Washington Square Park and an hour into playing, world renowned trumpeter Wynton Marsalis stopped to listen, giving her the thumbs up.
An avid educator and supporter of public school opportunities, giving numerous workshops and concerts for students of all ages, Bria has been a faculty member at the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Camp from 2008 to present.
It is expected that this will be a sold-out show, so get those tickets early.