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SUN., Sept. 14, 2014 — "Jazz Sunday"
Noon to 5 pm at ELKS LODGE #6
SAT., Sept. 27, 2014 – STJS Fundraiser Swing Dance
SAVE THE DATE! Info coming soon
The Midtown Stomp - West Sacramento - The Spotlight Ballroom
(2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 150)
NEWS UPDATE: STJS has moved Jazz Sundays back to
ELKS LODGE #6 6446 Riverside at Florin Rd. in Sacramento
The STJS Office has moved to Old Sac:
106 K Street, Suite #1 • Sacramento, CA 95814
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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