Past Events – 2017

 

SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

“Jam-a-Roo Jammers” (all day)

 

 

“Jam-a-Roo Jammers” day will be a day filled with “Jammer” fun!  Come join us for great music and a fun-filled New Year’s Day Celebration.  Help us ring in the New Year right!  

Players will come in from DSC07638-rall over – including Sacramento, Modesto, Stockton, etc. to play.

Here are some photos of one of our past Jam-a-Room Jammers Day – which was fun for all!

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AUGUST 6, 2017

“Ken Brock and

The Jambalaya Swing Band”

 

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The Jambalaya Swing Band patterns itself from the great Bob Crosby and The Bobcats Orchestra. The Instrumentation is 4 Saxophones; 3 Trumpets; 1 Trombone, Piano, Bass, and Drums. The Crosby Orchestra consisted of 1 additional Trombone.

Large Dance Bands of Jan Garber, Dick Jurgens, Sammy Kaye, Russ Morgan, to name a few the 1930’s and 40’s bands, generally consisted of 10-14 players. Crosby started in 1935 but didn’t become a “hit” band until he released “Big Noise From Winnetka” and additional “Dixie” selections in 1938. His Instrumentation was centered around a “Dixie” front line or the Piano of Joe Sullivan. Bob fronted the band well into the 1980’s and always was a big draw at The Carnation Stage and The Plaza Gardens Stage at Disneyland.

Jambalaya’s players are:
Saxophones and Clarinets: Mike Young, Stuart Yasaki, Mike Kenney, Bruce Saxton,
Trombone: Ron Wetzel
Trumpets: Mack Horton, Noel Weidcamp, Ken Brock,
Piano: Rich Owens
Bass: Don Hall
Drums: Ed Margolin

 

JULY 2, 2017

“Jam-a-Roo Jammers” (all day)

 

“Jam-a-Roo Jammers” day will be a day filled with “Jammer” fun!  Come join us for great music and a fun-filled New Year’s Day Celebration.  Help us ring in the New Year right!  

Players will come in from DSC07638-rall over – including Sacramento, Modesto, Stockton, etc. to play.

Here are some photos of one of our past Jam-a-Room Jammers Day – which was fun for all!

Join us!DSC07645-r

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 4, 2017

Natural Gas Jazz Band

Back: BOB MURPHY – ss   |   CARL LUNSFORD – banjo  
  RICH OWENS – p    |  JIM BRENNAN – tuba
Front: PHIL CRUMLEY – cornet & leader   |  BILL CARSON – tb

Now in its 47th year, Natural Gas Jazz Band loves its audiences and the audiences love its versions of traditional blues, stomps, rags, marches and spirituals. This mainstay from San Francisco can claim to have maintained a stable lineup of competent musicians for over four decades with two of the original members still in the lineup.

They have performed, recorded or rehearsed on 2,200 different days; toured in 23 foreign countries, been invited to a total of 104 jazz festivals (including 15 overseas) and six cruises. They have played in such unlikely areas as Tasmania and Hong Kong and were recognized as the first American jazz band to play in Siberia.

Natural Gas Jazz Band website

 

MAY 7, 2017

“The Creole Jazz Kings”

 

THE CREOLE JAZZ KINGS

Combining the experience of seven years of steady Wednesday-gigs with a lineup of experienced players, The Creole Jazz Kings come to entertain and dazzle with their well-spiced joyful jazz served hot with a dash of blues. Material includes early jazz masterpieces from Armstrong, Morton and Ellington along with New Orleans revival and New York pop tunes.

Every song, every solo, every vocal comes from the heart. Trumpeter, Bob Sakoi, backed stars including Mickey Finn, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dean Martin in Las Vegas show bands and works with Fulton Street and The Cell Block Seven.

Tom Schmidt, clarinet and sax, played with Port City, The Washboard Wizardz, Mal Sharpe’s Big Money in Jazz, and currently in the show, A Thousand Kisses Deep – The Music of Leonard Cohen.

Wild man Keith Baltz lights up Bourbon Street annually during the French Quarter Jazz Festival and plays with The Devil Mountain Jazz Band.

Kurt Abell is a stalwart at Banjoramas across America; he played with The Cats ‘n Jammers, The Washboard Wizardz, and The Cell Block Seven.

Curiously, The Creole Jazz Kings are also The Cats ‘n Jammer Jazz Band. After The Cats leader, Gene Berthelsen passed in 2011, Bob Sakoi filled in for him and the two bands were essentially the same. Memorializing Gene, CJK occasionally performs as The Cats, including 6 years at an annual Mardis Gras festival in Mazatlan, Mexico and several times at the Sacramento Music Festival. The split personality has enhanced CJK by enriching its repertoire.

Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creolejk/

 

APRIL 2, 2017

“Jam-a-Roo Jammers” (all day)

 

“Jam-a-Roo Jammers” day will be a day filled with “Jammer” fun!  Come join us for great music and a fun-filled New Year’s Day Celebration.  Help us ring in the New Year right!  

Players will come in from DSC07638-rall over – including Sacramento, Modesto, Stockton, etc. to play.

Here are some photos of one of our past Jam-a-Room Jammers Day – which was fun for all!

Join us!DSC07645-r

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 5, 2017

“Dr. Bach and the Jazz Practitioners”

 

DR. BACH and the JAZZ PRACTITIONERS are a fun group of talented and experienced musicians who enjoy playing Dixieland, Swing, Dance, Blues, and Gospel tunes. The band features a Tuba – Banjo sound for Trad tunes, and a String Bass – Guitar sound for Swing.

We have performed at the Jazz Clubs in Monterey, Sacramento, Redding, Stockton, Modesto, Santa Rosa, Pismo Beach, Three Rivers and Fresno. We also have played at the Auburn Fair, The Placer County Fair, the Nevada County Fair, and the California State Fair.

We played in the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee for twelve years, and have been in the Festivals in Modesto, Graeagle, and San Jose. We play Gospel Church Services for several churches from Auburn to the Bay Area.

We definitely are tuned into playing FOR the audience, which means a lot of dance tunes on March 5th.

– Charlie Gehlbach (Dr. Bach)
Email: Click here to email Charlie

 

 

February 5, 2017

“Super” Football Sunday

Jammer-Day (all day)

(Don’t tell the score)

 

“Jam-a-Roo Jammers” day will be a day filled with “Jammer” fun!  Come join us to jam or listen to great music and have a fun-filled Football Sunday Celebration. Many of us will have the big game recording, so please don’t tell the score should you hear it.

Players will come in from DSC07638-rall over – including Sacramento, Modesto, Stockton, etc. to play.

Here are some photos of one of our past Jam-a-Room Jammers Day – which was fun for all!

Join us!DSC07645-r

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 1, 2017

“Jam-a-Roo Jammers” (all day)

and a Happy New Year’s Day

Celebration!

 

“Jam-a-Roo Jammers” day will be a day filled with “Jammer” fun!  Come join us for great music and a fun-filled New Year’s Day Celebration.  Help us ring in the New Year right!  

Players will come in from DSC07638-rall over – including Sacramento, Modesto, Stockton, etc. to play.

Here are some photos of one of our past Jam-a-Room Jammers Day – which was fun for all!

Join us!DSC07645-r