Adventures in the world of Traditional Jazz and Ragtime.

Monday, January 4, 2010

SacJazz Traditional Jazz Youth Band Festival

The Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society and Sacramento State University are holding their 5th annual SacJazz Traditional Jazz Youth Band Festival on Saturday, February 13, 2010. If you're going to be in the Sacramento area, I can promise you that there will be good music at the TJYBF! Some of these kids are already playing professionally.

In their words:
"The Trad. Jazz Youth Band Festival is an all-day festival dedicated to the performance and teaching of traditional jazz, with combo bands performing non-competitively.

Every combo receives feedback and lead-sheet clinics following its performance.

Also included: an optional Friday evening (pre-festival) hosted jam session, master classes, noon concert, Evening Showcase concert, and admission to the STJS 'Jazz Sunday.'

TJYBF is believed to be the only scholastic festival for Dixieland or traditional jazz, and is open to school bands, jazz club-sponsored bands, and independent youth bands.

Anyone may purchase a festival pass to attend performances. For 2010, we welcome Jason Wanner (piano) as our guest artist/clinician."

On The Home Front

It's been a busy day! I had forgotten that I had a quilt to do for a new customer. It's now quilted and ready to return to her, but it took most of the day. Here's a little piece of it while it was on the quilting machine. Each block is an apple, with 'peels,' stems, and leaves appliqued, and I just happened to have a quilting design that matched!

Our landscaper showed up today with some trees that we had asked him to get for us. He replaced a palm that had died by the koi pond, planted our live Christmas tree in the front yard, a Purple Robe Locust tree also in the front, and a Crepe Myrtle in the back. We're looking for some beautiful purple blooms this spring. Here's the new Crepe Myrtle backed by the sunset.