- $15 for two tickets to Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society’s Jazz Sunday series (up to $30 value)
- When: select Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.; choose your performance date upon purchase.
- Where: Elks Lodge #6
- General admission
- Door time: 11:30 a.m.; breakfast available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for $9 per person
- Ticket values include all fees.
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect student, senior, or military discounts. Children 12 and under are admitted free.
The Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society makes the work week ahead feel very far away with an all-afternoon extravaganza of local jazz, where guests can listen, dance, or even join in a jam session. Three stages play continuous music: a main stage hosting a headlining act and local youth bands, a Gold Card Room showcasing member musicians, and a Tailgate Room where anyone can jump into improvised sets and students can find musical mentors.
- November 9: Trumpeter and cornetist Dan Barrett grew up under the mentorship of several great New Orleans jazz players, including Ed “Montudie” Garland and Alton Purnell, before moving to New York and playing in the last group Benny Goodman put together.
- January 11: Fifteen local and youth bands donate their time and hot, sweet sounds to raise funds for the Society at its 17th annual, no-landlords-allowed Rent Party.
- February 8: This weekend’s concurrent Traditional Jazz Youth Band Festival sends over the sounds of its Clinicians Band, whose ranks include New Orleans trumpeter Duke Heitger and clarinetist—and sometime comedian—Bob Draga.
- March 8: Reedist Robert Young headlines on the main stage.
- April 12: Headliner to be announced; keep an eye on the calendar for updates.
Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society
Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society came together to preserve an old-fashioned art form—the feel-good Dixieland and ragtime tunes of the early 20th century—but the group is by no means stuck in the past. Since it was founded in 1968, the Society has welcomed successive generations into these evergreen musical traditions with a Jazz Education program and youth-band and mentorship opportunities. More visibly, it's suffused the city with irresistible clarinet licks and trumpet riffs through public events including the Sacramento Music Festival, the free Jazz in the Park series, and one-off events in unusual spaces such as a barn or a pond filled with harmonious bullfrogs.