America's Largest Traditional Jazz and Ragtime Newspaper

Home                       Subscription Information                         Coming Events                         Jazz Links



News you can use about Traditional Jazz, Ragtime and Jazz Travel


Coming Events


Festivals Cruises Tours Elderhostel


(For complete details on all festivals please refer to your monthly issue of The American Rag).



January February March April May June July August September October November December


January 2015

JAN 15-18: SAN DIEGO, CA. San Diego Adult Traditional Jazz Camp. Headquarters: Lafayette Hotel & Suites. Faculty: Clint Baker, Assistant Camp Director/trumpet/cornet; Dan Levinson, clarinet/sax; Howard Miyata, trombone; John Royen, piano; Katie Cavera, banjo/guitar; Marty Eggers, tuba/bass; Steve Apple, drums. Paul Daspit, Camp Director, and Alice Contreras, Registration. Tuition: (*)$420. Enrollment is limited. (*)$60 Tuition discount for students staying at Lafayette Hotel & Suites who have registered prior to Nov. 15, 2013. Contact Info: AFCDJS, PO Box 880387, San Diego, CA 92168-0387. 619-297-5277. Email: Website: Lodging: Lafayette Hotel & Suites, 2223 E1 Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA. 800-468-3531. Email: Ask for Jazz Camp room rates starting at $109.

CRUISE TOUR JAN 18 - 25, 2015: Depart From: Tampa, FL. JazzSea January 2015. Aboard: ms Ryndam. Itinerary: Key West, Banana Coast (Trujillo), Honduras, - Santo Tomas, Guatemala - Costa Maya, Mexico - Return to Tampa. Featured Bands: Cruise Tours/JazzSea Cruises. Featured Bands: Buck Creek Reunion Band, Climax Jazz Band, Dick Williams’ JazzSea Jammers, Karla West w/workshops and sing-a-longs, and Tim Allan w/Banjos Aweigh. Fares: Inside from $709. Oceanview from $859. Veranda Suites from $1499. Prices are PPDO. Port charges $170; Government Taxes and Fees $100 are per person in addition to cruise fare. One way transfers from the Tampa International Airport to the ship are $34.00 per person. Airfare: $EXTRA$. Contact Info: JazzSea Cruises, 3256 Seven Seas Dr., Tavares, FL 32778-9285. Phone: 352-205-1777. Fax: 352-415-0779. Email: Website: Will follow soon. Seller of Travel#: TI57545.

February 2015

FEB 12-15: FRESNO, CA. 31st Annual Fresno Dixieland Sounds of Mardi Gras. Headquarters: Radisson Hotel. Featured Bands: Bob Schulz’ Frisco J.B., Blue Street J.B., Climax J.B., Devil Mountain J.B., Grand Dominion J.B., High Sierra J.B., Tom Hooks & Guests, Tom Rigney and Flambeau, Yosemite J.B., Youth Bands, and more TBA. A.E. Badges: To Be Determined. Daily badges available. Contact Info: Fresno Dixieland Society, PO Box 16399, Fresno, CA 93755-6399. 559-292-3999. Email: Website: Lodging: Radisson Hotel, 2233 Ventura St., Fresno, CA. 93721. 559-442-1000, La Quinta Inn, 559-442-1110. Super 8 Motel, 559-268-0621.

March 2015


April 2015


May 2014

MAY 2-4: CHATTANOOGA, TN. 2014 Chattanooga Trad Jazz Festival. Headquarters: Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel. Featured Bands: Uptown Lowdown J.B., The Fat Babies, Buffalo Ridge J.B., High Sierra J.B. A.E. Badges: Gold Seating: $200 (Front-row tables); Silver Seating: $175; General Admission $150. Daily badges available. Contact Info: Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel, 1400 Market St., Chattanooga, TN 93402. Phone: 800-872-2529 or 423-265-0771. Email: Website: Room Rate: $105 plus tax

MAY 16-18: FOX LAKE, WI. Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee. Headquarters: Fox Lake Community Center, 248 E. State St., Fox Lake, WI. Featured Bands: Bob Schulz’ All-Stars, Bunny Berigan Memorial Band, Kaye Berigan 5-Tet, Barb City Stompers, Vagabond Reeds, Red Hot Dixies, Matt Miller Trio . A.E. Badges: $105 until 5/10. Daily Session Badges $30. Contact Info: Julie Fleming, PO Box 400, Fox Lake, WI 53933-0400. 920-928-6094. Email: Website: Lodging: AmericInn, 325 Seippel Blvd., Beaver Dam, WI. 53933. 920-356-9000.

MAY 23 - 26: SACRAMENTO, CA. 41 st Sacramento Music Festival. Headquarters: Located in Old Sac, 106 "K" St. Ste. 1, Sacramento, CA 95814. Guest Artists: Bob Draga, Pat Yankee, Eddie Erickson, and Vince Bartels’ All-Stars w/Dan Barrett, Allan Vaché, Russ Phillips, Johnny Varro, Dave Stone. Featured Bands: Au Brothers, Beth Duncan Quintet, Bill & Eddie, Bob Draga Quartet, Bob Schulz Frisco Jazz Band, Dave Bennett & the Memphis Boys, Dixie Co. J.B. (from Poland), Dr. Bach & the Jazz Practitioners, FreeBadge Serenaders, Fulton Street J.B., Grand Dominion, Hot Club of Cowtown, Jazz N Samba, James Garner’s "Johnny Cash Tribute", Kathy Morrow Trio, Lost Dog Found, Midiri Brothers Sextet, Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, Night Blooming Jazzmen, Old West Trio, Ophir Prison Marching Kazoo Band, Ray Skjelbred & His Cubs, Red Skunk Jipzee Swing Band, Royal Society Jazz Orch., Shelley Burns & Avalon Swing, Sister Swing, Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Vaud & the Villains, Zydeco Flames. More to be announced. A.E. Badges: $90 until Jan. 15 then $110. Kids age 12 & under FREE. Daily badges available Jan. 16. Contact Info: Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society, 106 "K" St. Ste. 1, Sacramento, CA 95814-3218. Phone: 916-444-2004. Email: Website: Lodging: Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau at 916-808-7777. RV Parking West Sacramento KOA, 3951 Lake Rd., 916-371-6771.

June 2014


CRUISE TOUR JUN 1-13: Depart From: New York, USA. New York to Reykjavik, Iceland. Aboard: ms Crystal Symphony. Featured Bands: Wally’s Warehouse Waifs, Pieter Meijers Quartet w/Nicki Parrott, Danny Coots, Randy Morris. Fares: Starting at $3,910 PPDO. Airfare: $EXTRA$. Contact Info: Jazzdagen Tours, PO Box 1706, Studio City, CA 91614-0706. 800-433-0078 or 323-650-0255 or Fax: 323-650-0950. Email: Website: Seller of Travel#: 2026058.

JUN 8-10: COLUMBIA, MO. 2014 Blind Boone Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival. Headquarters: Missouri Theatre, 203 S 9th St., Columbia, MO. Guest Artists: Morten Gunnar Larsen, R. Jelani Eddington, Frederick Hodges, Paul Asaro, Dalton Ridenhour, Adam Swanson. The Young Turks: Vincent Johnson, Max Keenlyside, Frank LiVolsi, John Reed-Torres, Daniel Souvigny. MCs: Jim Radloff, Steve Standiford, Dave Tucker, Jack Rummel. Featured Bands: Morten Gunnar Larsen & The Ophelia Orch.; Rich Egan & Scott Miller ‘Ratlin’ the Bones’ A Glimpse of the Minstrel Era. A.E. Badges: To Be Determined. Contact Info: Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, 573-882-3781 or 800-292-9136. Lucille Salerno 573-268-6690. Email: Website:

JUN 20-22: ELKHART, IN. Elkhart Jazz Festival. Headquarters: The Lerner Theatre plus Six Downtown Stages. Headliners: Aaron Neville, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Fourplay. Featured Bands: Airmen of Note, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan, Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laub, The California Honeydrops, Dave Bennett Quartet, Elkhart Community Chorus, The Elkhart Jazz Festival All-Stars, Fat Babies Classic J.B., Geoff Gallante, The Jazz Assemblage, Joan Collaso, John Hasse, Kris Brownlee, Lena Seikaly Trio, Marquis Hill Quintet, Premier Arts, Rica Obsesion Latin Jazz, River Rogues J.B., Terry Bartolotta Quintet, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Tony Monaco Trio, Truth in Jazz, Whistle Pigs Dance Band. Festival Tickets: Session Passes: $35-55. Premium Jazz Pass: $180 Includes Aaron Neville & Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Premium Patron Pass: $280 Includes Aaron Neville & Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Contact Info: The Lerner Theatre, 410 S. Main St, Elkhart, IN. 46516. 574-293-4469. 800-294-8223. Email: Website:

JUN 26-29: LACEY WA. 24th Annual America’s Classic Jazz Festival. Headquarters: St. Martins University, Marcus Pavilion. Guest Artists: Brady McKay, Katie Cavera & Eddie Erickson. Featured Bands: Buck Creek J.B., Evergreen Classic J.B., Grand Dominion, High Sierra J.B., Ivory&Gold®, Titan Hot Seven, Tom Hook & His Terriers, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Uptown Lowdown J.B., West End J.B., Wolverines, Yerba Buena Stompers. A.E. Badges: $90 until 5/31/14, then $95. Pre-Festival- Thursday Only: 6/26/14, $15. SPONSOR LEVELS: Patron of Jazz: $150, 1 A&E, Name in Book; Individual Gold Sponsor: $250, 1 A&E, 1 Pre-Festival, Name in Book, Reserved Seating; Gold Sponsors: $500, 2 A&E, 2 Pre-Festival, Name in Book, Reserved Seating; Silver Sponsor: $350, 2 A&E, 2 Pre-Festival, Name in Book; Band Sponsor: $100 per Band Member, Name in book. Daily Badges available at the door. Contact Info: Greater Olympia Dixieland Jazz Society, PO Box 924, Olympia, WA 98507. 360-943-9123. Email: Website: RV Reservations: Pat Herndon, 360-946-7132. We are a 501-C-3 Non Profit

July 2014


JUL 12: SONOMA, CA. 18th Annual Cline Wine & Dixieland Jazz Festival. Headquarters: Cline Cellars. Guest Artists: Pat Yankee, Ray Skjelbred, Frederick Hodges, Marty Eggers, Virginia Tichenor, Bob Hirsch. Featured Bands: Black Diamond Blue Five, Devil Mountain Jazz Band, Golden Gate Rhythm Machine, Jambalaya Big Swing Band, Natural Gas Jazz Band, Ragtime Skedaddlers, Ray Skjelbred & His Cubs, Royal Society Jazz Orch. Admission: 11:00am to 6:15pm. $30 until 7/11 then $35 at the gate. Contact Info: Cline Cellars, 24737 (Arnold Dr.) Hwy 121, Sonoma, CA. 95476. 707-940-4025. Email: Ken Keeler, Website: or

JUL 16-20: MAMMOTH LAKES, CA. 26th Annual Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee. Headquarters: The Holler. Guest Artists: Eve Evans, Tom Hook. Featured Bands: The Professors, Temple of Folly w/Yve Evans, Ivory&Gold®, Tom Hook, Gator Nation (a.k.a. Gator Beat), Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Midiri Brothers Sextet, Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band, Side Street Strutters, Cornet Chop Suey, Scott Martin, Blue Renditions, High Street. A.E. Badges: $99 Until 4/14, then $110 until 5/31, $125 until 7/4, then $145 and at the gate. College badges (ID required) $45. Youth Badges (Ages 14-17) $15. Daily badges available. Contact Info: Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee, PO Box 909, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546-0909. Phone: 877-MTN_JAZZ(686-5299) or 760-709-JAZZ(5299) Email:  Website:  Lodging: 800-367-6572.

JUL 25-27: EVERGREEN, CO. 2014 Evergreen Jazz Festival. Headquarters: Evergreen Elks Lodge, plus four more venues. Guest Artists: Eddie Erickson. Featured Bands: Jeff Barnhart, Ivory&Gold®, James Dapogny’s Chicago Jazz Band, After Midnight, Big Mama Sue w/Eddie Erickson, Queen City J. B. w/Wende Harston, Peter Ecklund Trio, Your Father’s Mustache, Joni Janak & Centerpiece Jazz, Hot Tomatoes Dance Orch., Bogalusa Strutters. A.E. Badges: $95 until 5/31 then $120. Daily badges available. Contact Info: Evergreen Jazz Festival, PO Box 3775, Evergreen, CO 80437. 303-697-5467. Email: Website: Lodging: Comfort Suites of Evergreen, 303-526-2000. Ask for the jazz rate.

August 2014

AUG 29-SEP 1: RANCHO CORDOVA, CA. 2nd Annual Rancho Cordova Hot Jazz Jubilee. Headquarters: Marriott Hotel. Guest Artists: Bob Draga, Jason Wanner, Yve Evans, Danny Coots, Gary Ryan. Featured Bands: Au Brothers w/Howard Miyata, Blue Street J.B., Bob Draga & Friends, High Street, High Sierra J.B., Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Night Blooming Jazzmen, Sister Swing, Crescent Katz, Gator Beat, The Professors, Yve Evans & Company, Big Mama Sue & Friends, Tepid Club of Cool Stardust Cowboys, Wally’s Warehouse Waifs, more TBA. Wine & Dance Party Friday 7-10:00pm: $25. A.E. Badges: $90 until 8/1 then $100. Student A.E. Badge: $20. Patron A.E. Badge: $230. Includes Sunday Patrons Lunch. Daily badges available. Contact Info: Hot Jazz Jubilee, 5150 Fair Oaks Blvd. 101, PMB-206, Carmichael, CA 95608-5758. 916-822-2210. Email: Website: Lodging: Marriott Hotel, 11211 Point East Dr., Rancho Cordova, CA. 95742. 916-267-6713, ask for Jazz Rate $99.

September 2014

SEP 5-7: PENTICTON, B.C., CANADA. 18th Annual Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival. Headquarters: Penticton Trade & Convention Centre. Guest Artist: Lance Buller. Featured Bands: Tom Rigney & Flambeau, The Terrier Brothers, Gator Nation, Draga's Dragons, The Original Wildcat Jass Band, Black Swan Classic J.B., Blackstick, Grand Dominion J.B. A.E. Badges: $105CAD. Daily badges available. Contact Info: Pentastic Jazz Festival Society, 113-437 Martin St. Box 386, Penticton, B.C. CANADA. V2A 5L1. 866-599-3494 or 250-770-3494. Email: Website: Lodging: Accommodation Package: 800-663-1900.

SEP 16-30: Germany & Austria Tour with Cornet Chop Suey Jazz Band. Depart From: U.S. International Airport of your choice. Overnight flight to Munich from various airports and stay two weeks in the Bavarian village of Grassau. Featured Musicians: Brian Casserly, trumpet; Tom Tucker, cornet; Jerry Epperson, reeds; Brett Stamps. trombone; Paul Reid, piano; Jay Hungerford, bass; guest appearance of Jim Lawlor, drums. Itinerary: City tours in Munich, Salzburg and Innsbruck, the München Hofbrauhaus, the original Oktoberfest, Berchtesgaden Salt Mines, Kehlsteinhaus (The Eagle's Nest), Rattenberg am Inn, Lake Chiemsee Cruise, Chiemsee Castle, Neuschwanstein Castle, Schnapps Tasting Tour, Farmers' Museum, Oberammergau, the village of Reit im Winkl, Michaeli-Market Grassau Market Day, live music daily, Alpine Ski Lift, joint concerts with the Munich Veterinary Street Jazz Band and Grassau's Teachers Groove Big Band, Salzburg Mozart Dinner Concert, local Bavarian Schuhplattlers show, all dinners except three, all breakfasts, all lodging, ground transportation, taxes, luggage handling and RT airfare. Cost: $5,750 PPDO. Airfare: $INCLUDED$ From most international airports of choice. Contact Info: Tom & Gina at Crisp Tours, 4213 S. Pauline Lane, Tucson AZ 85730-4532. 800-901-8044. Email: Website: Seller of Travel: #1116742.

SEP 18-21: CLEVELAND, OH. Allegheny Jazz Party (f.k.a., Jazz at Chautauqua). Headquarters: Intercontinental Cleveland Hotel. Guest Artists: Cornet/Trumpet: Duke Heitger, Jon Eric Kellso, Randy Reinhart, Andy Schumm; Reeds: Harry Allen, Dan Block, Dan Levinson, Scott Robinson; Trombone: Dan Barrett, Bob Havens; Guitar/Banjo: Howard Alden, Mary Grosz; Piano: Jim Dapogny, Mike Greensill, Keith Ingham, Rossano Sportiello; Bass: Jon Burr, Nicki Parrott, Frank Tate; Drums: Ricky Malichi, Pete Siers, John Von Ohlen; Vocals: Rebecca Kilgore, Wesla Whitfield. A.E. Badges: (Fri.-Sun.): $310. Single event badges available, space permitting. Contact Info: Allegheny Jazz Society, 3 Pepper Creek Dr., Pepper Pike, OH 44124-5279. Phone: 216-956-0886. Email: Website: Lodging: Intercontinental Cleveland Hotel, 9801 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106. 855-765.8709 or 216-707-4100. Jazz Rate: $189/ Night w/Group Code: YO8.

SEP 26-28: AURORA, CO. 36th Annual Summit Jazz. Headquarters: Red Lion Hotel Southeast. Summit All-Stars: Rossano Sportiello, piano; Nicki Parrott, bass/vocals; Allan Vaché, clarinet; Butch Miles, drums. Featured Bands: Jeff Barnhart & His Hot Rhythm w/Jim Buchmann, reeds; Paul Keller, bass, Gordon Au, trombone; Bob Leary, guitar; Ed Metz, Jr., drums. Jim Cullum J.B., Buck Creek J.B., Ivory&Gold®, Summit Hot Seven, After Midnight. A.E. Badges: Early Bird Prices thru 6/30 Patron: $200; Weekend Badge: $105. Single Session: $32 to $40. Contact Info: Summit Jazz Foundation, PO Box 1150, Evergreen, CO 80437-1150. 866-883-2288 or 303-670-8471. Email: Website: Lodging: Red Lion Hotel Southeast, 3200 S. Parker Rd., Aurora, CO 80140. Ask for Jazz Rate: $???. per night

October 2014

OCT 10-12: MEDFORD, OR. 1st Annual Southern Oregon Music Festival (f.k.a. Medford Jazz Festival). Headquarters: Red Lion Hotel. Special Guest Artist: Bob Draga, Featured Bands: Blue Street J.B., Bob Draga Quartet, Cornet Chop Suey, Dave Bennett & The Memphis Boys, Gator Nation Band (f.k.a. Gator Beat), High Sierra J.B., High Street Band, Lena Prima Band, Midiri Brothers Sextet, New Orleans Racket Makers, Oregon Coast Lab Band, Professors Lite, Sister Swing, Titan Hot Seven, Tom Rigney and Flambeau. A.E. Badges: Early Birds $70 until 4/30/14. Daily badges available. Contact Info: Medford Jazz Festival, 221 N. Central Ave., PMB 201, Medford, OR 97501-5927. 800-599-0039 or 541-770-6972. Email: Website & Lodging:

OCT 15-19: SUN VALLEY, ID. 25th Anniversary Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree. Headquarters: Sun Valley Resort. Guest Artists: Tom Hook, Bob Draga, Yve Evans, Brady McKay, Bruce Innes, Gary Ryan, Jeff Barnhart, John Cocuzzi, Chet Jaeger, Clint Baker, John Reynolds, Pieter Meijers. Featured Bands: Barnhart-Midiri Quartet, Bill Allred Classic J.B., Billy Mata & The Texas Tradition, Blue Renditions, Blue Street J. B., Boise Straight Ahead, Classical Renegades, Cornet Chop Suey, Jim Fryer & Usual Suspects, Joe Fos Trio, Gator Nation, Gonzalo Bergara Quartet, High Street, Ivory &Gold®, JAS’M, Jerry Krahn Quartet, Kings of Swing, Meschiya Lake & Dem Lil’ Big Horns, Midiri Brothers All-Star Big Band, Midiri Brothers Quintet, Myers All-Star Big Band, P.B.J., Pianorama, Sherri Colby’s Racket Makers, Side Street Strutters w/Meloney Collins, Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orch., S.V.J.J. All-Stars, Sun Valley Marching Band, Titan Hot Seven, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Wood River Dixie Band, Yale Whiffenpoofs, Pieter Meijers Quartet w/Brady McKay, Introducing the Jazz Drama Program w/Eli Yamin, Special: Silent Movies w/Jeff Barnhart. A.E. Badges: $128+tax until 7/31 then $143+tax until 10/7. Daily badges available. Contact Info: Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree, PO Box 2745, Sun Valley, ID 83353-6201. 877-478-5277. Email: Website: Facebook, Twitter. Lodging: Sun Valley Lodge, 10 Sun Valley Road, PO Box 10 Sun Valley ID, 83353-6201. 800-786-8259. For all lodging choices visit

OCT 23-26: PISMO BEACH, CA. 38th Annual Jubilee By The Sea. Headquarters: Veterans Hall. Guest Artists: Bob Draga, Carl Sonny Leyland, Gordon Au, Jason Wanner. Featured Bands: Wally’s Warehouse Waifs, Blue Street J.B., Night Blooming Jazzmen, High Sierra J.B., Ivory&Gold®, Cornet Chop Suey, South Burgundy Street J.B., Midiri Bros. Sextet, Red Skunk Band, Three Au Brothers + Howard Miyata, Three Clarinets (who are they?), Piano Solos, Clam Chowder Band, Dick Williams’ Jammers, Several Local Big Bands. Two Thursday Night 6-9:00pm Specials: #1 Addie St.: Oktoberfest Extravaganza, $15; #2 Veterans Hall: WE 3+1, (Draga, Barnhart, Coots, Scala) $25. All Events Badges: Early bird $85.00, until 8/31 then $95.00. Daily badges available at each venue. Email or phone orders to Sandy Smallwood, or 805-773-3750. Daily badges available. Pick up badges on Oct. 23 after 3:00pm. Contact Info: Jubilee By The Sea, PO Box 356, Pismo Beach, CA 93448-0356. Lodging: Motel or Hotel information see www.Jubileebythe or under accommodations. RVers+Elk RVers: for space information, Email or phone orders to Valerie Powell at or 805-481-2935, and the Oceano 5-Cities Elks Lodge for Elks members only: 410 Air Park Dr., Oceano, CA 93445. 805-489- 2504. Email:

OCT 31-NOV 2: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. 2nd Annual Colorado Springs Jazz Party. Headquarters: Antlers Hilton Hotel. Guest Artists: Harry Allen, Bill Allred, Jeff Barnhart, John Cocuzzi, Kevin Dorn, Brady McKay, Richard Moten, Houston Person, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ed Polcer, Chuck Redd, Frank Tate, Allan Vaché, Wayne Wilkinson. Friday evening cocktail reception and performance; Saturday afternoon; Saturday evening (black tie optional) and Sunday New Orleans Jazz Brunch. Patron Badge: $225 until 7/1, then $250, Includes admission + Friday reception. Guarantor Patron: $325 until 7/1, then $350, Includes Patron amenities + tax donation letter. Friends & Family Patron: $2,500, Includes Patron Amenities + Reserved Seating for 10 people. Gold Sponsorship: $1,000, Includes Guarantor Amenities + Contribution to Musician Expense. Sunday New Orleans-style Brunch: $30, Includes Brunch Buffet, Tax & Gratuity; Advance Reservation Required. Contact Info: Maureen Frediani, 733 Count Pourtales Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80906. 719-660-4868. Email: Website: Lodging: Antlers Hilton Hotel, 4 South Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903. 719-955-5600 or 866-299-4602, Lodging: Ask for Colorado Springs Jazz Party Rate.

November 2014


NOV 6-9: CHANDLER, AZ. 25th Annual Arizona Classic Jazz Festival. Headquarters: Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort. Guest Artists: Nicki Parrott, Leader/bass; John Cocuzzi, vibes; Jacob Fischer, guitar; Tom Fischer, reeds; Eddie Metz, drums; Russ Phillips, trombone; Randy Reinhart, cornet; Rossano Sportiello. Featured Bands: Cornet Chop Suey, Dave Bennett Quartet, 52nd Street J.B., High Sierra J.B., Original Wildcat Jass Band, Queen City J.B., Sun City Stomperz, Titan Hot Seven, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Wally’s Warehouse Waifs, Wolverine J.B. A.E. Badges: $85 till 8/15 then $95. Band Co-Sponsor Per Person: $500. Daily badges available at the door. Contact Info: ACJF 2014, 10918 E. Michigan Ave., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248-7949. 480-620-3941. Email: Website: Lodging: San Marcos Resort, One San Marcos Pl., Chandler, AZ 85225. 888-233-9527. $139 + tax until Oct. 6.

NOV 26-30: SAN DIEGO, CA. 35th Annual San Diego Jazz Fest. Headquarters: Town & Country Resort and Convention Center. Guest Artists: Jim Buchmann, Paolo Alderighi, Stephanie Trick, Katie Cavera, John Royan. Featured Bands: High Sierra J.B., Cornet Chop Suey, Dave Bennett Quartet, High Society J.B., The Memphis Boys, Night Blooming Jazzmen, Uptown Lowdown J.B., Euphoria Brass Band, Mission Bay High School Preservationists, Red Skunk Band, Ellis Island Boys, Corey’s Rolling Figs Jazz Orch., Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orch., Fat Babies Classic J.B., Josh Duffee & His Graystone Monarchs, Yerba Buena Stompers, Grand Dominion J.B., Titanic J.B., Clarinet Summit, Dixie Express J.B., Myers Dance Instructors, South Market Street Reunion J.B., Tim Laughlin, Connie Jones and the New Orleans All Stars, Paragon Jazz Band Quartet, with more TBA. A.E. Badges: 5-Days $105; 4-Days $100; 3-Days $95. Multi-day badge $5 discount is available with T&C Reservation & If Purchased Before 10/15/2014. Daily badges available at the door. Contact Info: AFCDJS, PO Box 880387, San Diego, CA 92168-0387. 619-297-5277. Email: Website: Lodging: Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA. 800-772-8527 or 619-291-7131. Ask for Jazz Festival reservations. Rates starting at $105.

NOV 30-DEC 11, 2014: Depart From: Caldera, Costa Rica to Miami, through the Panama Canal. Jazzdagen and Arbors Records Present: Jazz Alive 2014. Aboard: ms Crystal Serenity. Itinerary: Caldera to Miami. Guest Artists: TBA. Featured Bands: TBA. Fares: Starting at $TBA PPDO. Airfare: $EXTRA$. Contact Info: Jazzdagen Tours, PO Box 1706, Studio City, CA 91614-0706. 800-433-0078 or 323-650-0255 or Fax: 323-650-0950. Email: Website: Seller of Travel#: 2026058.

December 2014

NOV 30-DEC 11, 2014: Depart From: Caldera, Costa Rica to Miami, through the Panama Canal. Jazzdagen and Arbors Records Present: Jazz Alive 2014. Aboard: ms Crystal Serenity. Itinerary: Caldera to Miami. Guest Artists: TBA. Featured Bands: TBA. Fares: Starting at $TBA PPDO. Airfare: $EXTRA$. Contact Info: Jazzdagen Tours, PO Box 1706, Studio City, CA 91614-0706. 800-433-0078 or 323-650-0255 or Fax: 323-650-0950. Email: Website: Seller of Travel#: 2026058.



Back to The American Rag Home Page