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The STJS Office has moved as of Nov. 1, 2014

301 N. 10th St.  •  Sacramento, CA 95811
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Mike Lipskin, Harlem stride piano from San Francisco, April 12 for STJS

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SUN., Apr. 12, 2015 — "Jazz Sunday"
MIKE LIPSKIN, Harlem stride piano — San Francisco, CA

Jazz legend Eubie Blake said: "Mike Lipskin plays Stride bass with perfect accuracy." Leonard Feather of the L.A. Times wrote: "Lipskin, who began studying with Willie 'The Lion' Smith at age 12, displays the virtues of technique, soul, and freshness in his flawless interpretations of Stride pieces." The Newark Star Ledger wrote: "The real spirit of Fats Waller's irreverent singing and spirited piano playing was captured by Mike Lipskin." Harlem-style Stride piano fans travel to San Francisco to hear Mike Lipskin perform. He was the protege of Willie "The Lion" Smith and learned from Stride masters Luckey Roberts, Cliff Jackson, and the amazing Donald Lambert.
Mike Lipskin's website

Noon to 5 pm at ELKS LODGE #6
6446 Riverside Blvd., Sac. CA 95831
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NEWS UPDATE:   STJS has moved Jazz Sundays back to
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STJS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of traditional jazz music. Its purpose is to educate STJS members and the public on matters concerning the preservation and promotion of traditional jazz music, and the study and playing of musical instruments associated with traditional jazz music.

STJS is proud to sponsor the annual Sacramento Music Festival every Memorial Day Wknd. since 1974.

On the 2nd Sunday of each month, everyone is welcome to attend our "Jazz Sunday" concerts for an afternoon of socializing and dancing to live music (in 3 rooms!) performed by jazz bands and special guest artists from around the country. Members get an admission discount.


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Photo IDs (above)
BANDS from left to right: The Bolden Band (1905), led by cornetist Buddy Bolden; the Original Dixieland Jass Band (1917) from New Orleans (then Chicago, then NY); King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band (1924) from Chicago, which included Lil Hardin-Armstrong and Louis Armstrong (third from right); Bix Beiderbecke and his Rhythm Jugglers (1925), a session band led by cornetist Bix Beiderbecke of Davenport, Iowa.

INDIVIDUAL MUSICIANS from left to right: Jelly Roll Morton (piano), Joe Venuti (violin), Sidney Bechet (soprano sax), Billie Holiday (vocals), Benny Goodman (clarinet), Gene Krupa (drums), "Wild Bill" Davison (cornet), Duke Ellington (piano), Jack Teagarden (trombone), Lil Hardin-Armstrong (piano).



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