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Steve Roach from California State University in Sacramento

Read "Steve Roach from California State University in Sacramento" reviewed by Debbie Burke

For the first installment of Jazz Goes to College, program director and trumpet player Dr. Steve Roach talks about the program at CSUS.

Steve is the co-founder of the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra, performs in university musicals, reproduced the Beatles' White Album as a fundraiser, and is an active member of the 4 Thought Trio. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ross Hammond: Follow Your Heart

Read "Follow Your Heart" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Have you doubted the existence of God? Wondered if there is a place called heaven? You may react to those questions with an emphatic “no," or, if your answer is you have “no doubts," you posses a substance called faith, an article beyond reason and knowledge. Listening to Follow You Heart by guitarist Ross Hammond bolsters ...

NEWS: RADIO

Capital Public Radio Interviews Tony Adamo

Capital Public Radio Interviews Tony Adamo

By Gary Vercelli, Capital Public Radio Jazz Music Director (Sacramento, CA) Jazz and the spoken word have always had a symbiotic relationship. Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti pioneered the beat poet landscape of the ‘50’s and ‘60’s. But what of modern day offerings in this genre? Tony Adamo has been described as a beatnik who arrived ...

Ross Hammond, Sameer Gupta: Upward

Read "Upward" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Dopo aver pubblicato lo scorso anno il bellissimo Flight, album di sola chitarra acustica dove rivisitava la tradizione blues e gospel nello stile American Primitive, il chitarrista Ross Hammond si prende un'altra vacanza dall'ambiente jazzistico dove è più conosciuto con un nuovo lavoro completamente acustico. Questa volta si fa accompagnare dal percussionista di origini indiane Sameer ...

NEWS: RADIO

The Evolution Of Hipness With Gary G. Vercelli

The Evolution Of Hipness With Gary G. Vercelli

By Beth Ruyak We travel to the Crocker Art Museum for this week’s Sound Advice with CapRadio's jazz music director Gary Vercelli. “Cosmic Rays” by Charlie Parker Charlie Parker and other cutting edge bebop musicians had a profound influence on the beat poets. Parker was idolized by Kerouac and Ginsberg and Kerouac’s spontaneous prose was likened to Parker’s awesome ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton At UCD Mondavi Center

Read "Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton At UCD Mondavi Center" reviewed by Walter Atkins

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton
UCD Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Jackson Hall
Valentine's Day
Davis, CA
February 14, 2016

Grammy winner Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton put on a superlative show at the Mondavi Center For The Performing Arts located on the beautiful University of California campus in ...

NEWS: TV / FILM

Premiere Of "Killer Heels"

Executive producers, W. Mark Dendy and Jimena Bautista, invite you to the World Premiere of Killer Heels, a film deemed sexy, jazzy, and provocative, February 24, 2016, at Beatnik Studios in jny: Sacramento, California, as part of Fashion On Film, the Capital region's premiere showcase for fashion media. The event occurs during SACRAMENTO FASHION WEEK and ...

NEWS: EVENT

Producer Orrin Keepnews To Be Honored At A Memorial Concert At Yoshi's, Oakland, Nov. 29

Producer Orrin Keepnews To Be Honored At A Memorial Concert At Yoshi's, Oakland, Nov. 29

When Orrin Keepnews passed away at his El Cerrito home on March 1, the day before his 92nd birthday, he left behind an unparalleled legacy as a jazz producer, advocate, and entrepreneur. Keepnews’s brilliant career spanned more than 60 years, during which time he founded three forward-thinking labels (Riverside, Milestone, Landmark) and produced hundreds of major ...

NEWS: EVENT

Dave Bass Says: Go Inside And Outside

Dave Bass Says: Go Inside And Outside

After the 2015 release of Dave Bass’ NYC Sessions (Whaling City Sound), pianist and composer Dave Bass learned quickly how the venue influences the performance. “When we played at a traditional jazz club like Kitano in NYC, we could bring vocalist Karrin Allyson plus a quartet and make a big sound. But smaller gigs at places like ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

World's Leading Performer Of Hybrid Sitar/Guitar Todd Mosby Tours California With Michael Manring & Henry Kaiser

World's Leading Performer Of  Hybrid Sitar/Guitar Todd Mosby Tours California With Michael Manring & Henry Kaiser

St. Louis based composer, inventor and recording artist Todd Mosby performs genre-defying music—a blend of jazz, classical, and traditional Indian—for over 35 years. The contemporary acoustic guitarist is the ONLY guitarist worldwide, outside of the royal family in India, whose mastered the 20-stringed Imrat Sitar. Todd makes his second of seven tour appearances—When Music Worlds Collide—at ...


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