Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: Friday through Sunday, September 16th to 18th, 2016

 

17th Annual Vacaville Jazz Festival & Military Tribute, Vacaville, CA

 

 

Vacaville, California, August 26, 2016 - The Vacaville Jazz Society (VJS) presents its 17th Annual “Save Our Music” Vacaville Jazz Festival supporting music events and educational programs featuring America’s eclectic jazz genres. The event takes place September 16th to 18th, 2016 in Vacaville, CA 95688.
 
Vacaville’s original three-day music festival with 30 artists, including 300 musicians at venues city-wide showcasing blues, gospel, jazz, swing, bebop, big band, Latin, funk, rock and pop music. See schedule (TBA) at 
www.VacaJazz.com
 
Free Weekly Tuesday Youth Jazz Camp Classes at Library
Kicked off Aug 9th  thru Sept 13th • 6:30 to 8:30pm • Town Square Library
 
Youth Jazz Camp led by Director SMSgt Mike Williams from USAF Band, began Tuesday August 9th at the Vacaville Town Square Library, concluding with a recital performance on Saturday, September 17th at Nut Tree sponsored by the Live Music Center and hosted by Solano County Library.
 
Crossroads Jazz Camps
Friday, September 16th • 6-9pm • Town Square
 
Dubbed “Crossroads Jazz Camps”, families can enjoy the eclectic sounds of “Vaca Jazz at Town Square” with Keith Stout’s AMO Combo with music educators Robert Honeychurch and Mike Williams opening for guest artist Krohn, Malone & Defazio with saxophonist Ken Stout.
 
Crossroads Jazz Camps
Saturday, Sept. 17th • 10am-5pm • Town Square
 
Crossroads Jazz Camps continues with musical demonstrations led by outstanding educator jazz groups performing throughout the day, Darlyn Pearl Group and others.
 
Jazz Spotlight Performances
Saturday, Sept. 17th • 11am-6pm • Nut Tree • Panera Bread
 
Bands directors such as Steve Logoteta and his Vallejo Community Jazz Ensemble, Tony Alvis and Real Music Ensemble, SMSgt Mike Williams & members of USAF Band,  Robert Honeychurch and the Golden West Jazz Ensemble, Andy Herout and his Vaca High Jazz Ensemble, Nicholas Cagle leads Vanden Jazz Ensemble, Ralph Martin’s VCS Radio Jazz Band, Richard Cook leads Will C Wood Jazz Band, retired VUSD director Stan Johnson & his Rocky Rhythm Machine, and Headliner J Harrison B  Band at Nut Tree.
 
Multi-Cultural Music Heritage of “World Jubilee Day”
Saturday, Sept. 17th • 1-10pm • Nut Tree Village Plaza
 
America’s tribute to the eclectic music from all nations with the common denominator of “rhythm” is the theme. Featured artists are Delbert Bump, Thomas Molina Band, Frank Salamone, Pete Ayers and Keith Stout’s Alive Music Orchestra. A special musical tribute featuring vocalist Tina Benedict will perform in memory of renowned band leader trombonist, Mike Cherry. Enjoy evening of music from out of this world with Clarence Williams  2nd Planet Band & Alive Band with AMO horns led by Stan Suderow performing classic rock. 
 
Gospel Jazz Sunday
Sunday, Sept. 18th • 10:30am • St. Mary’s Church, 350 Stinson Avenue
 
American Heritage Band will perform “Jazz Mass” with Tina Benedict & the St. Mary’s Choir.
Sunday, Sept. 18th 1pm • Nut Tree Main Breezeway Stage
The Alive Band led by Stan Suderow and Alive Music Orchestra will continue Gospel Jazz Sunday at Nut Tree preceding the Military Tribute and USAF Band.
 
Military Tribute
Sunday, Sept. 18th 1-7pm • Nut Tree
 
Jazz music abounds throughout the day with a 5:30pm military presentation hosted by Stan Suderow with special guest, Mayor Len Augustine, Ret. Col. USAF, Col John Klein Jr. (60th AMW Base Commander) and Col Stephanie W. Williams (349th AMW OG Commander).  This presentation will pay tribute to active and retired military concluding with a performance by the Travis USAF Band of the Golden West, “The Commanders.
 
Contact Information
For additional information you can go to
www.VacaJazz.com, or call Keith Stout, VJS President at (707) 452-1351.

 

 

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Keith Stout

Email: klstout@pacbell.net

Phone: (707) 452-1351

Vacaville Jazz Society, Inc

Vacaville, California

Web: www.vacajazzsociety.org

 

 Calendar Listing

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: 17th Annual Vacaville Jazz Festival & Military Tribute

Event Date: Friday thru Sunday, September 16th to 18th, 2016

Event Times: Various

Event Location: 1661 E Monte Vista Ave, Vacaville CA 95688

Admission: Free

Web: www.vacajazzsociety.org

Contact: Keith Stout, klstout@pacbell.net, (707) 452-1351

Description: The Vacaville Jazz Society (VJS) presents its 17th Annual “Save Our Music” Vacaville Jazz Festival supporting music events and educational programs featuring America’s eclectic jazz genres. The event takes place September 16th to 18th, 2016 in Vacaville, CA 95688. Vacaville’s original three-day music festival with 30 artists, including 300 musicians at venues city-wide showcasing blues, gospel, jazz, swing, bebop, big band, Latin, funk, rock and pop music. See schedule (TBA) at  www.VacaJazz.com

 


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