Byron Colborn Big Band @ Sacramento Masonic Temple
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Byton Colborn

Sacramento Jazz Coop presents the Byron Colborn Big Band, 7 to 9 PM on November 26, 2018 at the Masonic Temple. Following its debut in March, Colborn continues his passion for big-band jazz, featuring the 17- piece band, comprising some of the best local and regional players, and featuring the classic work of Basie, Ellington, Buddy Rich and others. Tickets $25 available through Eventbrite, and at the door.

Vivian Lee Christmas Show @ Dante Club
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Vivian Lee Christmas Show with Brenden Lowe piano, Jeff Minniweather on Drums, and Buca Necak on bass. Don’t miss this last performance of the 2018 SJC Jazz Series. This show includes a dinner option. See details at

Good Grief! It’s Still Jim Martinez, Again – Tribute to Vince Guaraldi @ Sacramento Masonic Temple
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
                          Jim Martinez

The Sacramento Jazz Coop opens its third season with the Jim Martinez Quartet’s critically acclaimed tribute to jazz great, Vince Guaraldi.

Pianist Jim Martinez, from Sacramento, California, began his musical career at the age of four, receiving 18 years of classical training. He has amassed a list of musical accomplishments encompassing nearly all styles of music.

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

Libby York – “Traveling Light” @ Sacramento Masonic Temple
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.