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KIM CUSACK — Oct. 11, 2015 "Jazz Sunday"

KIM CUSACK, clainet/sax – Chicago, IL
New York trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso wrote: "Boy, do I LOVE playing with Kim Cusack. He's the real deal, Chicago style hot jazz clarinet at its best and most authentic." Festival fans have seen Kim Cusack with Bob Schulz' Frisco JB, Ray Skjelbred and His Cubs, and Tom Saunders' All-Stars (Monterey). Best known for his long association with James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band and his more than thirty-five-year tenure with the venerable Salty Dogs Jazz Band, Kim Cusack has also played and recorded with Gene Mayl's Dixieland Rhythm Kings, Ernie Carson, Turk Murphy, Georg Brunis, and "Wild Bill" Davison. In Chicago, he played at Andy’s Jazz Club with Russ Phillips’ Windy City All-Stars, and appeared with the Chicago Cubs Quintet, the official Dixieland band of that baseball team. Kim has also appeared on NPR's "A Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keillor.

YOUTH band at noon: River City Swingers (Sac. Youth Band)


NEWS UPDATE:   STJS has moved Jazz Sundays back to
ELKS LODGE #6   6446 Riverside  at  Florin Rd. in Sacramento
Map to Elks No. 6 Sacramento

The STJS Office has moved as of Nov. 1, 2014
301 North 10th St.  •  Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 444-2004


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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