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Jazz Sunday — monthly concert
$10 STJS Members   |   $12 Non-members
ELKS LODGE #6 on Riverside in Sacramento

Mar. 12
, 2017 "Jazz Sunday" Noon–5:00pm

evening event admission, $25.00ea, but seats are limited

Feb 22, 2017 "King of Jazz Movie Event" 7:00pm

Click on the poster below to get your tickets. You will be taken to the STJS Sac Music Festival Ticket site where you can purchase your King of Jazz Movie event admission ticket

Movie Event admission only $25.00, includes pre-show entertainment

"KING of JAZZ" at the Tower Theatre to benefit STJS Wednesday, February 22nd, 7pm. The 2016 restoration, by NBC/Universal , of the 1930 two-color Technicolor Universal Super-Production "King of Jazz" has created a sensation everywhere it is shown. Beginning a few months ago with the Museum of Modern Art New York (3 showings, sold out), then the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles (the folks that hand out the Oscars), this musical movie has begun to move across the United States and Europe in select road-show events and special film festivals, like Los Angeles' Cinecon.

Why is it a big deal? Primarily because it captures exactly the best in entertainment in 1930 in a time capsule, now clearer, sharper and brighter than when it was new. The newly restored two-color Technicolor, the color process used to make this movie in 1930, allows you to witness, with a palpable vibrancy, an era mostly seen today in black and white, if at all. Then there's the music; this film has the first ever performance on film of "The Rhapsody in Blue" by the man and his orchestra that commissioned George Gershwin to write it, Paul Whiteman.


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.


NEW!  Purchase or renew your STJS memberships online!

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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