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Vacaville Jazz Festival
 
Vacaville Jazz Festival
Vacaville, California, USA
Mid September
Description
The Vaca Jazz Society (VJS) is a non-profit organization which supports local school music programs through music camps & clinics, education, and the pursuit of safe quality family entertainment in the community. Promoting the consumption of quaility music. This is Vacavilles original Performing Arts Festival, up to 40 jazz bands/ six venues, performing Dixieland, swing, bebop, big bands, smooth and vocal jazz during the 2nd & 3rd weekends of September each year, established in 1999 by the Vaca Jazz Society.

VJSs annual Free Festivals Youth Music Camps featuring the VacaCity Stage Orchestra (VCSO Allstar youth band, which begins weekly during August 15th at the Vacaville Public Library and concludes with a recital performance on September 17th at our Main Town Sq Jazz Fest stage. New this year begins our Multi Cultural Music Heritage event called the Wonderful World Jubilee Global Rhythmicing. Americas tribute to the eclectic contributions of music from all nations that contribute to Americas Music Roots, and the music common denominator is Rhythm. Ranging from Europeans Celctic, Irish,Opera & Choral,Polka, German & Polish, Jewish, Italian, Spanish, Asian & islander Pacific, Fillipino, Mexican, Jamaican, South American, Brazilian, Afro Cuban, Native African and more music celebrated and performed in this all nations day music tribute. St Marys Church Jazz Mass on Gospel Jazz Sunday will be featuring Bill Bachmann and American Heritage Band and the St. Marys Choir on September 11th. Gospel Sunday will continue September 18th at Nut Tree with Gospel Choirs and Church bands, Jazz Vespers and musicians paying tribute to the many sacrifices made by our U S Military and Veterans. Speical guest Travis Gospel Choir, Alive Music Orchestra w/ Pastor Frank Salamone and others.

Performers
Includes Smooth Jazz by Stingy Brim, Stan Johnson & J Harrison B, 2nd Planet, Funky Saxman Ken Stout, Tony Alvis Real Music Ensemble, & Bob Nadler to name a few. VJF also features school bands from Vaca High,and Vanden High School Jazz Ensemble. Northern California’s “Best Kept Secret” featured artist, include Vacavilles Keith Stout and the Alive Music Orchestra with Frank Salamone, Chris Grokenberger, Pete Ayers, and reknown featured pianist Delbert Bump. The Saturday Evening Latin dance band Sapo Guapo will conclude the evening. Military Tribute will feature the USAF Band of the Golden West Commanders on the Festivals Gospel Jazz Sunday at Nut Tree. Special POW/MIA and Militaryt Tribute Presentation will include key note speakers from Travis AFB Col Sones, AMW Commander, Col Cannon, Mayor Hardy, Mayor Augustine, LtCol Nick Uren, Ret USAF,(MC) and LtCol Don Kidder, Ret USAF. Gospel Sunday/ Military Tribute will feature groups such as the AMO Rhythm & Brass Band playing smooth Christian Jazz. They will open for the headline act the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West Commanders, from Travis Air Force.
Venue
Downtown Vacaville & Nut Tree
Directions
Downtown Vacaville Venues: Coming from SF go down I-80 Freeway East. Take the Davis Street exit. Take a left on Davis Street and left on Main Street. Coming from Sacramento go down I-80 Freeway West bound take the Davis Street Exit, then take a left on Davis Street, and take a left on Main Street towards Town Square Plaza/ Library at One Town Sq Place. Nut Tree Venues Drive I-80 Freeway east bound and take the Orange drive exit. Take right on Orange Dr and then right on Nut Tree Rd. Go over over freeway overpass. Take left on E. Monte Vista ave. Location is at 7 venues at Nut Tree Family Park & Village, 1641 E. Monte Vista Ave, CA 95688. Coming from Sac: Take the E. Monte Vista freeway Exit. At the stop light cross the intersection and drive into NutTree.
Times
Fri, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Sat, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm; Sun, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Admission & Parking
Free Admission
Website
http://www.VacaJazzSociety.org
Infophone
707--452-1351
Email
klstout@pacbell.net
 


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