California Festivals


Sacramento Music Jazz Festival

It's over~ event has permanently disbanded in 2018

2nd largest music festival in the United States for 44 consecutive years. Message from event planners: "Sadly though, the time has come for our Festival to say goodbye, and rally our followers to support the 'New' evolving and exciting Sacramento scene."

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Analog Jazz | Austin Mo Xperience | Avalon Swing | The Allen Vega Band | Banu Gibson with Clint Baker All Stars | Beth Duncan Quintet | Bill Eddie & Shelley | Black Tuesday Jazz Band | Bob Draga with Friends | Caravanserai “The Santana Tribute” | Cell Block 7 | Clint Baker's Hot Five | Chicago: The Tribute | Cornet Chop Suey | Crescent Katz | East Wind Band | Forejour | Fulton Street Jazz Band | Gator Nation Band | The Gig Garcia Band | High Sierra | High Street Band | Igor & Gaylan | Joy & Madness | Latin Touch | Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses | Pete Escovedo featuring Juan & Michael Escovedo | Midnight Players | Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers | Midnight Rose Jazz Band | Mumbo Gumbo | Natural Gas Jazz Band | Nolan Cyr & the Ruby Rhythms | On Air | Phat Cat Swinger | Purple Haze | Pub Crawlers | Queen Nation | Red's Blues | Royal Society Jazz Orchestra | Sister Swing | STJS All Star Jazz Band | Steelin' Dan | Stephanie Trick & Paolo Alderighi Double Trio featuring Engelbert Wrobel | Super Huey | The Kortet | Todd Morgan & the Emblems | Tom Rigney & Flambeau | Two Tone Steiny & the Cadillacs | Vivian Lee Quartet | Wonder bread 5 | Yve Evans | Zydeco Flames

Location venues include Sacramento Convention Center and surrounding hotels ballrooms and other meeting rooms. There are dance floors for dancing, seating for listening, and constant music throughout the town.

4 days of live music, 100 bands, multiple venues. WOW! The party launches with a colorful parade along streets lined with jazz fans of all ages. Jazz music of all types will permeate Old Sac, the Convention Center, and major hotels. Whether jazz is your favorite music or not, this is one festival music lovers shouldn't miss. There's more to it than just jazz, though jazz is plentiful throughout the four days of concerts.

Traditional jazz, also known as Dixieland or classic jazz, inspired by Louis Armstrong. Swing music, inspired by big band music of the 30s and 40s. Blues, inspired by American roots music of the Mississippi Delta. Types of music include: Classic Jazz & Swing Bands | Next Generation Bands | Straight-Ahead & Mainstream Jazz | Zydeco Bands | Blues Bands | R&B / Soul / Funk | Tribute Bands | Latin Bands | Afrobeat | Marching Bands | Western Swing | Popular Music

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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