10/11/2006

California Jazz Festivals

Hot Jazz in the Cool Sierras

Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee July 12 - 16, 2006 The Bands for 2006 • Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band • Blue Street Jazz Band • Blue Renditions • Chicago Six • Cornet Chop Suey • Gator Beat • High Street • Hyperion Outfall Serenaders • Ivory & Gold • JAS'M • Jazz Camp Youth Band • Kim Richmond Bob Florence Ensemble • The Mammoth Lakes All-Star Big Band • Midiri Brothers • Mighty Aphrodite • Night Blooming Jazzmen • The Professors • Royal Dixie Jazz Band • Sally Tibbs / Kevin Kirk • Side Street Strutters • Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums • Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra • Temple of Folly with Yve Evans • Titan Hot Seven with Draga and Barnhart • Tom Hook and the Black Dogs *Bands listed are subject to change. Experience the spectacular Sierra to the sounds of some of the world's finest musicians! Something about Mammoth Mammoth Lakes, California is a small but lively spot of only four square miles and about 7,000 year round residents. Bounded on the west by the Sierra Nevada crest, the region's base altitude is 7800 feet and is characterized by its mountains, lakes, streams and forests. Included is one of the finest ski resorts in the West; Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. The Town of Mammoth Lakes economy is tourism-based with nearly 8500 rental units in Mammoth Lakes. The geographic location, 160 miles south of Reno; 220 miles from Sacramento and 325 miles north of Los Angeles and only 32 miles south of the eastern entrance to Yosemite National Park, makes it a natural nucleus for winter and summer activities. Check out the comments for more California Jazz Festivals Or Click to Add your own recommendation

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irishlass said...

The Montery Jazz Festival Presented by Verizon will take place September 15, 16, 17, 2006. Tickets will be available March 30, 2006.

Reports from last year's festival

“Festival of the Year!” - JazzTimes Magazine 2005 Reader’s Poll

“An array of talent” – CNN

“An embarrassment of riches ” - Monterey County Herald

“Superb lineup, crackling energy” - Seattle Times




Blessed with sun-kissed weather throughout the three-day weekend, the oak-studded, 20-acre Monterey Fairgrounds provided perfect conditions for a fantastic showcase of music, sights and sounds at the 48th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Presented by MCI, September 16-18, 2005. With over 500 artists performing on 7 stages throughout 3 nights and 2 days, the Monterey Jazz Festival offered ample opportunity for audiences to hear many of the world’s most talented jazz artists.

2005 was a banner year for the Festival, with patrons reaching peak levels of attendance to hear marquee artists including Tony Bennett, Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny, Mavis Staples, Branford Marsalis, John Scofield, Madeline Peyroux, Carla Bley and many more. Despite the current national climate after Hurricane Katrina, Festival patrons traveled from all over the world to celebrate the resilient spirit of jazz, raising substantial contributions for Monterey Jazz Festival jazz education programs and $10,000 for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Thanks to all of the thousands of people who made the 48th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival presented by MCI such a sparkling success!

Anonymous said...

20th Annual Catalina Island Jazztrax Festival

Avalon Casino Ballroom
First 3 Weekends of October

20th Annual CATALINA ISLAND JAZZTRAX FESTIVAL OCTOBER 2006 DATES
October 6, 7, 8
October 13, 14, 15
October 20, 21, 22

Each Festival Weekend offers 'Thursday Nights
Unplugged at the Wrigley Ranch' with Barbecue Dinner, Outdoors, on Far Side of the Island At Night. Oct. 5, 12, 19.

Tickets On-Line and by calling
Tix.com 866-872-9849 866-Trax-Tix
FULL SERIES TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE




ANNOUNCING THE BEGINNINGS OF OCTOBER'S CATALINA ISLAND
30 STARS OF SMOOTHJAZZ
1st Weekend, Oct. 6, 7, 8
2nd Festival Weekend, Oct. 13, 14, 15
3rd Festival Weekend, Oct. 20, 21, 22

HEAR THE 1ST EVER PRESENTATION
OF THE SONGS OF
PAUL HARDCASTLE &
THE JAZZMASTERS


Artists:
Richard Elliot
Marc Antoine
Tim Bowman
Brian Culbertson
Eric Darius
Mindi Abair

GUITARS & SAXES
Featuring
PETER WHITE, RICHARD ELLIOT, GERALD ALBRIGHT, JEFF GOLUB


MANY MORE STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED FOR EACH OCTOBER ISLAND WEEKEND.
30 DIFFERENT STARS OF SMOOTH JAZZ
COMING TO SMOOTH JAZZ ISLAND THIS FALL
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irishlass said...

They've announced the lineup for the 49th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival

Arena Artists

Friday, September 15

Kurt Elling with special guests Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra - PREMIERING "RED MAN-BLACK MAN"

Yellowjackets with special guest Robben Ford
and others - CELEBRATING THEIR 25TH ANNIVERARY

Richard Bona - BONATOLOGY IS BACK

Saturday, September 16

Bonnie Raitt - MJF DEBUT!

Keb' Mo' - CONTEMPORARY BLUES GIANT

McCollough Sons of Thunder
- SHOUT GOSPEL FROM THE HEART OF HARLEM


McCoy Tyner Trio with special guests Bobby Hutcherson & Roy Hargrove

Dianne Reeves 2006 GRAMMY AWARD WINNER

Charles Lloyd Quartet
- 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF "FOREST FLOWER"

Sunday, September 17

Chris Botti THE NEW COOL

Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with Artist-In-Residence Kurt Elling

Winning Big Band from the Next Generation Festival


Oscar Peterson - FIRST MJF VISIT SINCE 1990

Dave Brubeck Quartet and special guests
- PREMIERING MJF COMMISSIONED "CANNERY ROW SUITE"

Grounds Artists

Roy Hargrove & RH Factor

Uri Caine & Bedrock

Richard Bona

Robert Glasper Trio

Eldar

Sasha Dobson
featuring Richard Julian & Jesse Harris

Taylor Eigsti Quartet

Babatunde Lea

Saturday, September 16

Kurt Elling Quartet

Yellowjackets

Tierney Sutton

Hiromi

Peter Apfelbaum & the New York Hieroglyphics featuring Abdoulaye Diabate

Lionel Loueke

Robben Ford Group

Duke Robillard Band featuring Hubert Sumlin

Jeff Hamilton Trio

McCollough Sons of Thunder

John Worley & Worlview

Trio Paradiso

The Fins

Robert Lowery & Virgil Thrasher

JAZZ: THE INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE

OPEN WORLD OCTET From Russia

RODGER FOX BIG BAND From New Zealand

FUNK OFF From Italy

Sunday, September 17

Roy Hargrove Quintet

Hank Jones Trio featuring Roberta Gambarini

HAMMOND B3 BLOWOUT

David K. Mathews Quartet

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio

Triple Play featuring Chris Brubeck

Ben Monder Trio

Aaron Goldberg Trio

Baby Loves Jazz

Christine Tobin

Sadza

The Country's Best High School & College Jazz Groups

Throughtout the weekend

Starbucks Coffee House Gallery
"John Steinbeck & Cannery Row" A Special Exhibit curated by the National Steinbeck Center

Conversations

Kurt Elling "Jazz & the Creative Muse"

A Roundtable Discussion "John Steinbeck & Cannery Row"

Dan Ouellette hosts his annual Downbeat "Blindfold Test"

Clinics

Berklee/Monterey Quartet 2006 Young artistry from the Monterey/Berklee partnership

Clifford Brown-Stan Getz All-Stars Up and coming talent from the International Association for Jazz Education

Anonymous said...

Our 8th Annual Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival starts Friday, August 11, 2006 and continues at five separate venues along historic Main Street in Sutter Creek all weekend long till we drop late Sunday afternoon, August 13.

Invited Performers

Ain’t Misbehavin’
Janet Klein
Patrick Aranda
Carl "Sonny" Leyland
Andrew Barrett
Carl "Sonny" Leyland Trio
Nan Bostick
Stevens Price
Jack and Chris Bradshaw
Pepper Rae
Tom Brier
Julia Riley
Shirley Case
Hal Smith
Marty Eggers
Keith Taylor
Candace Fazzio
Virginia Tichenor
Frederick Hodges
"Washboard Kitty" Wilson
Brad Kay

irishlass said...

Dance at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee
The 2006 Lineup has been announced:

TALENT LINE-UP
33RD ANNUAL SACRAMENTO JAZZ JUBILEE
MAY 26 - 29, 2006 (MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND)

HEADLINERS
Banu Gibson
Bonerama

INTERNATIONAL BANDS
Brazil Traditional Jazz Band — Sao Paulo
Climax Jazz Band — Toronto, Canada
La Candela — Vancouver, BC, Canada
Hot Jazz Band — Budapest, Hungary
Mighty Aphrodite — Vancouver, BC, Canada*

SPECIAL GUEST STARS
The Jim Cullum Jazz Band — San Antonio, Texas
sponsored by See's Candy
(as featured on Public Radio International’s “Riverwalk, Live from the Landing”)

GUEST ARTIST BANDS
Howard Alden’s East Coast All Stars
(Howard Alden — Leader, Terrie Richards Alden, Harry Allen, Bill Allred,
Jake Hanna, Randy Reinhart, Dave Stone, and Johnny Varro)

Tom Saunders’ Midwest All Stars
(Tom Saunders — Leader, Jim Galloway, Chuck Hedges,
Eddie Higgins, Paul Keller, Ed Metz, Jr. and Russ Phillips)

BED
(Dan Barrett, Eddie Erickson, Rebecca Kilgore, with Joel Forbes)

Terry Blaine & Mark Shane with Allan Vaché

GUEST ARTIST MUSICIANS
Bob Draga — Largo, FL
Brady McKay — Sacramento, CA
George Probert — Monrovia, CA
John Sheridan — San Antonio, TX
Jonathan Russell — Bronx, NY

SPECIAL REUNION BANDS

International Jazz Day Jazz Band
Richards’ Two-Beat Bombers
The Professors
Vince Bartels’ Migrant Jazz Workers

EASTERN USA
Bearcats — Sandy Hook, CT*
Buck Creek — Washington, DC
Midiri Brothers Sextet — Mays Landing, NJ
U.S. Coast Guard Dixie Band — USA

CENTRAL USA
Cornet Chop Suey — St. Louis, MO
Jazz Incredibles — St. Louis, MO
Royal Garden Trio — Ann Arbor, MI
WESTERN USA (Except West Coast)
101st Army Dixieland Band — Golden, CO
Big Tiny Little & the Show Band — Reno, NV
Igor’s Jazz Cowboys — Tempe, AZ
Pearl Django — Seattle, WA
Uptown Lowdown — Seattle, WA

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Carl Sonny Leyland Trio — New Cuyama
Night Blooming Jazzmen — Los Angeles
Prime Time with Jan Sutherland — Wildomar
Reynolds Brothers’ Rhythm Rascals — Newport Beach
Titanic Jazz Band — Lancaster
Yve Evans and Company — San Bernardino
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
10th Avenue Jazz Band — San Jose
Big Mama Sue's Follies — Santa Cruz
Bill and Eddie — Sacramento, Monterey
Blue Street Jazz Band — Fresno
Bob Schultz' Frisco Jazz Band — East Bay
Cell Block Seven — Lodi
Devil Mountain Jazz Band — Oakley
Gator Beat — Napa
High Sierra Jazz Band — Three Rivers
King Cotton — Chico
Midnight Rose Jazz Band — Wallace
Natural Gas Jazz Band — San Rafael
Pat Yankee & her Gentlemen of Jazz — San Francisco
Royal Society Jazz Orchestra — San Francisco
Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums —San Francisco
Stompy Jones — Berkeley
Tom Rigney and Flambeau — Berkeley
Zydeco Flames — San Anselmo

SACRAMENTO AREA
Ann Pederson Quintet
Aaron King and the Imperials
Shelley Burns Quartet
Black Tuesday Jazz Band
Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers
The Boondockers
Catsnjammer Jazz Band
D'Baba Project
Dick Johnson’s Mardi Gras Band
Dr. Bach & the Jazz Practitioners
Cheri Murphy Quartet
Dutch’s Gramercy Six
Fulton Street Jazz Band
Gold Standard Music Company
Jim Martinez Quintet
K Street Ramblers
Ophir Prison Band
Polly’s Hot Paupers
River City Pubcrawlers
Roger Snell Quartet
Sacramento Banjo Band
Shane Tiller Band
Shelley, Bill, and Eddie
Sister Swing
Vivian Lee Quintet

GOSPEL SINGING GROUP
Precious Craft and the Voices of Faith

BARBERSHOP SINGING GROUPS
Gaslight
Playback
Potluck
True Colors

SACRAMENTO STATE UNIVERSITY JAZZ STUDIES PROGRAM
SSU Latin Jazz Ensemble

SPECIALTY CHILDREN'S STAGE AND STREET PERFORMERS
Musical Petting Zoo
Willy’s Washboard Jamboree

YOUTH BANDS
Barkin’ Dawg Jazz Band — Lodi, CA
Evolution — Coos Bay, OR
J Street Jazz Cats — Davis, CA
Muskrat Ramblers — Visalia, CA
Raisin Babies — Reedley, CA
Razzberry Blues Band — Moreno Valley, CA
Santa Clara Swing — Santa Clara, CA
Sax by Popular Demand — Davis, CA
Section 7 — Hayward, CA
Silverado Jazz Miners — Roseville, CA*
South Medford Suitz — Medford, OR*
Straw Hat Jazz Band
Syncopating Sea Monkeys — West Sacramento, CA
(TNT) The New Traditionalists — Sacramento, CA

* First Year at Sacramento Jazz Jubilee

Anonymous said...

Playboy Jazz Festival

Los Angeles, CA, West Coast USA
June 17th 2006- June 18th 2006


Saturday, June 17th 2006
Stanley Clarke/George Duke Project
Branford Marsalis Quartet
Jamie Cullum
Benny Golson Quartet
The Golden Striker Trio featuring: Ron Carter, Mulgrew Miller, Russell Malone
Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra plus special guest Stefon Harris in a Tribute to Milt Jackson
Baaba Maal featuring Daande Lenol
Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Hiromi
Cos of Good Music featuring: Walter Blanding, Jr., Dwayne Burno, Ndugu Chancler, Gerald Clayton, Kevin Eubanks, Steve Turre
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Jason Goldman


Sunday, June 18th 2006
McCoy Tyner Trio with the Lula Washington Dance Theatre
Elvis Costello and the Imposters featuring the piano and songs of Allen Toussaint with his New Orleans Horn Section, The River In Reverse Tour 2006
Groovin' For Grover featuring Gerald Albright, Jeff Lorber and Kirk Whalum A Celebration of the Music of Grover Washington, Jr.
The Grover Washington Jr. Protect the Dream Foundation to benefit young musicians.
Ozomatli
Eddie Palmieri Afro-Caribbean Jazz All-Stars with special guests Regina Carter and David Sanchez
Chuck Mangione
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Eldar
Christian Scott
Lesa Terry and the Women's Jazz Orchestra of Los Angeles
Elder Edward Babb & The McCollough Sons of Thunder


Bill Cosby Master of Ceremonies



About Playboy Jazz Festival Hollywood Bowl
Established in 1979, The Playboy Jazz Festival has become internationally acclaimed, emerging as the West Coast's premier jazz event. Sold out every year, it is a month-long affair culminating on one weekend in June at the Hollywood Bowl featuring jazz, latin and world music. Virtually every jazz legend and major contemporary artist has performed here, yet the festival has also showcased up and coming talent from around the world and from various genres. As part of its commitment to foster a greater awareness of jazz music, the festival presents a comprehensive six-week series of free pre-festival events most notably: the standing room only "Jazz on Film" night and the "Old Pasadena Summerfest", a three-day event featuring 20 hours of free live jazz, arts & crafts, gourmet foods, rides and a variety of family entertainment. Begun in 1959 as a one-time landmark event in Chicago to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Playboy Magazine, it was revived in 1979 and remains one of the most unique festivals with its forward thinking and creative programming.

Past performers include Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Joe Williams, Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Gerry Mulligan, Mel Torme, Etta James, Pancho Sanchez, Chris Botti, Arturo Sandoval, Brian Setzer, Gladys Knight, Joshua Redman, Chucho Valdes, Ozomatli and hundreds of others.

Anonymous said...

San Francisco Jazz Festival Schedule

Pre-Festival
Listening Party featuring Zakir Hussain
SFJAZZ Members Only Event Become a Member
Thursday, September 14, 6pm
Masonic Center, California Room
Discover Jazz: History & Appreciation
Thursday, September 21, 28, October 5,12, 19 • 6pm
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Planet Drum: Mickey Hart,
Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju, Giovanni Hidalgo
Saturday, September 23, 8pm
Nob Hill Masonic Center
SFJAZZ All-Star High School Ensemble
Tuesday, October 17, 12pm
Union Square

Week 1 • October 20 - October 26, 2006
Sonny Rollins
Friday, October 20, 8pm
Nob Hill Masonic Center
Badi Assad, solo
Saturday, October 21, 2pm
Florence Gould Theatre; Legion of Honor
James Cotton Blues Band with Hubert Sumlin
Saturday, October 21, 8pm
Herbst Theatre
Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums
Sunday, October 22, 11am
SF Spirit Yacht, Pier 9
Meshell Ndegeocello
Sunday, October 22, 7pm
Regency Center Grand Ballroom
The Heath Brothers: Jimmy Heath’s 80th Birthday Celebration
Wednesday, October 25, 7:30pm
Herbst Theatre
Stefon Harris & Blackout
Miguel Zenón Quartet
Thursday, October 26, 7:30pm
Herbst Theatre

Week 2• October 27- November 2 ,2006
Cyrus Chestnut/Russell Malone Quartet
Lionel Loeuke Trio
Friday, October 27, 8pm
Herbst Theatre
Toshiko Akiyoshi, solo
SFJAZZ Members Only Event Become a Member
Saturday, October 28, 2pm
Florence Gould Theatre; Legion of Honor
Arturo Sandoval
Saturday, October 28, 8pm
Herbst Theatre
Pablo Ziegler Trio
Sunday, October 29, 2pm
Florence Gould Theatre, Legion of Honor
Andrew Hill: Anglo American Quintet; Nels Cline
Sunday, October 29, 7pm
Herbst Theatre
Kamikaze Ground Crew
featuring Doug Wieselman, Gina Leishman, Peter Apfelbaum, Steven Bernstein, Art Baron, Marcus Rojas and Kenny Wollesen
Wednesday, November 1, 8pm
Great American Music Hall
Joe Zawinul Syndicate
Thursday, November 2, 7:30pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

Week 3• November 3- November 12, 2006
Dr Lonnie Smith Trio with Fred Wesley;
James Carter Organ Trio
Friday, November 3, 8pm and 10:30pm
Great American Music Hall
Sangam: Charles Lloyd with Zakir Hussain
and Eric Harland
Friday, November 3, 8pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
Myra Melford Quintet
Saturday, November 4, 2pm
Florence Gould Theatre, Legion of Honor
Alice Coltrane featuring Ravi Coltrane with Charlie Haden and Roy Haynes
Saturday, November 4, 8pm
Nob Hill Masonic Center
Marisa Monte
Saturday, November 4, 8pm
Sunday, November 5, 7pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
Django Reinhardt Festival
featuring Dorado Schmitt
Sunday, November 5, 3pm Family Matinee
Herbst Theatre
Django Reinhardt Festival
featuring Dorado Schmitt
Sunday, November 5, 7pm
Herbst Theatre
Montclair Women's Big Band, Ellen Seeling Director with Linda Tillery & Allison Miller
Wednesday, November 8, 8pm
Great American Music Hall
Betty Boop: Tunes and Toons featuring Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
Thursday, November 9, 7:30pm
Herbst Theatre
Mary Stallings with the Marcus Shelby Orchestra
2006 SFJAZZ Beacon Award Concert
Friday, November 10, 8pm
Herbst Theatre
Mimi Fox Trio
Saturday, November 11, 2pm
Florence Gould Theatre, Legion of Honor
Ahmad Jamal
Saturday, November 11, 8pm
Herbst Theatre
Roswell Rudd and Badma Khanda - The Mongolian Buryat Band
Sunday, November 12, 2pm
Florence Gould Theatre, Legion of Honor
Ana Moura
Sunday, November 12, 7pm
Herbst Theatre
John Santos and the Machete Ensemble
Sunday, November 12, 3pm Family Matinee
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
John Santos and the Machete Ensemble with Jerry Medina, Ray Vega, and Maria Marquez
Sunday, November 12, 7pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre