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.
Back by popular request the Harley White Jr. Quartet returns to SJC this summer with his quartet; featuring Dominic Garcia on percussion; Andre Fylling on synth and melodica, Clark Goodloe on piano, and Harley White Jr. on bass, and vocals. Please join us.
Delbert Bump has written for big bands, combos, television, and radio, and has received numerous awards. His output as a composer with respect to the jazz literature is significant as he maintains a full schedule as a local and national performer, as well as, educator. Known for his swinging B3 work, Delbert makes his debut SJC appearance at jazz at Date, with Bumpin’ it Up on piano, along with Chris Amberger on bass, Brian Kendrick on drums, and Noel Jewkes on reeds.
On Sunday, September 8, 2019 the Sacramento Jazz Cooperative (SJC) will celebrate its third year providing concerts of improvisational, classic, mainstream, straight-ahead jazz genre, and American Standards Songbook. The celebration will feature the Aaron Gayden Band, who makes his debut appearance at SJC playing jazz, the Darius Babazadeh Quintet, the Joe Gilman Quartet, and will close the evening with the toe tapping, hip shaking sounds delivered by the Carlos McCoy High Octane Latin Jazz Ensemble. They don’t call this band “High Octane” for nothing. Admission ticket includes choice of:
Italian sausage with peppers sandwich, served with brown mustard and garlic fries, or 3 Street Tacos (tofu, soy chorizo), with garlic fries. Both come with either one glass of wine or one pint of beer.It
With 104 shows to its credit, SJC provides jazz concerts featuring the best in local, regional and touring artist, at the Dante Club, located at 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sacramento under the title Jazz at Dante. Most of the shows offer a dinner option as well. The Sunday performance is a deviation from the normally Monday night jazz concerts, and effective September the nonprofit will begin running concerts on selected Wednesday nights as it attempts to gain a cross section of attendees. All proceeds from this show over the admin and band costs will go to future performances. Tax-deductible donations are gladly accepted. Come on out and join the celebration, eat, drink, be merry, and support live, classic jazz, the true American art form.
Perhaps you remember her as she performed with her late husband, Dick Johnson’s Marti Gras Band. Or, perhaps you’ve popped in to Biba’s Restaurant and listened to her beautiful voice as she performs her solo gig, pleasing a throng of fans at the popular eatery since 2011. How ever you remember her, you’ve not heard her like this, as she makes her debut appearance with the Sacramento Jazz Coop, performing a variety of jazz standards with her quartet…When October Goes, with Claudette Stone.
Although it continues to be a male dominated field, women in jazz have long contributed as composers, songwriters, and bandleaders. While Ella, Sarah, Billie, Anita, and Carmen became so famous as singers they only needed their first names to be immediately identified; women have not achived that same level of recognition for their contribution as composers. Women, like Mary Lou Williams, Dorothy Fields, and Irene Higgenbotham. Lil Hardin Armstrong was more famous for her marriage to the great Louis Armstrong that her achievements as a jazz songwriter.
SJC proudly presents the Laura Klein Trio in their second SJC appearance on October 28, 2019, paying homage to “Women Jazz Composers.” With Kelly Faban Zasman on drums, Ruth Davies on bass, and Laura Klein on piano. Please join us.
Sammy Cahn was an American lyricist nominated for more than thirty Oscars and won four times. Recorded by virtually every major singer, many of his songs are establishd jazz standards. In 1972, he was inducted to the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and in 1983, received the highest accolade, the Johnny Mercer Award, making him one of the most successful and respected lyricists of the 20th Century.
Join us on November 4, 2019, when the Sacramento Jazz Coop presents Shelley Burns singing the magic music of Sammy Cahn. With Aaron Garner on piano, Shelley Denny on bass, and Jeff Minnieweather on drums.