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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: jazzcamp@SDjazzfest.org Website: http://www.sdjazzfest.org Lodging: Lafayette Hotel & Suites, 2223 E1 Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA. 800-468-3531. Email: reservations@lafayettehotelsd.com 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: jazzsea@gmail.com 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: info@fresnodixie.com Website: www.fresnodixie.com Lodging: Radisson Hotel, 2233 Ventura St., Fresno, CA. 93721. 559-442-1000, www.radisson.com/fresnoca. La Quinta Inn, 559-442-1110. Super 8 Motel, 559-268-0621.

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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: info@medfordjazz.org Website & Lodging: www.medfordjazz.org

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: Directors@SunValleyJazz.com Website: www.SunValleyJazz.com 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 www.SunValleyJazz.com

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, sandysmallwood@charter.net 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 sea.com or www.Pismojazz.com under accommodations. RVers+Elk RVers: for space information, Email or phone orders to Valerie Powell at vowpow01@gmail.com 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: elks2504@gmail.com

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: maureen.frediani@yahoo.com Website: www.csjazzparty.org 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: her12@msn.com Website: www.azclassicjazz.org 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, 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: jazzinfo@SDjazzfest.org Website: http://www.sdjazzfest.org 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: Jazzdagen@aol.com Website: www.jazzdagen.com 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: Jazzdagen@aol.com Website: www.jazzdagen.com Seller of Travel#: 2026058.

 

 

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