Vaca Jazz Society Proudly Presents:
19th Annual “Save Our Music” Vacaville Jazz Festival
Vacaville, California, USA (Free Admission)
Friday, September 14th thru Sunday, September 16th
The 19th Annual “Save Our Music” Vacaville Jazz Festival will be held Downtown & Nut Tree.
The Vaca Jazz Society (VJS) which supports “Save Our Music” programs through initiating
free clinics, demonstration concerts, and the pursuit of safe family entertainment in the community
will celebrate their 19th anniversary from Friday thru Sunday, September 14th thru September 16th.
Vacaville's original 3-Day Jazz Festival which includes 30 artist with up to 300 musicians
performing Blues, Gospel, Jazz Dixieland, Swing, Big Band, Bebop, Latin, Funk, and Pop during
the 3rd weekend of September each year.
VJS's Annual “Free” Youth Music Camps
Sponsored by Solano County Library, Live Music Center and local Music Boosters
featuring the VCSO Youth All Stars, which starts at 6:30pm weekly every
Wednesday on August 22nd thru September 12th at the Vacaville High School Band Rm,
concludes with a 5pm recital performance on Saturday, September 15th at Nut Tree.
Please call Education Director SMSgt Mike Williams at (707)803-1633 about the free
Non-profit program for Solano residents. Presented by the Town Square Library and
sponsored by the Live Music Center will be free jazz music clinic demonstrations on
Tuesday, September 4th and Thursday, September 13th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm by
professional music clinicians from USAF Band of the Golden West from Travis AFB.
See VacaJazzSociety.org website for more information on jazz youth camp.
“Crossroads Jazz Camps” begin at Town Square Plaza
Sponsored by Maximum Fitness Vacaville on Friday evening, September 14th, from 6pm to 9pm
with families enjoying the eclectic sounds of “Vaca Jazz at Town Square” as well as Keith Stout’s
AMO Combo, concluding music with headliner Krohn, Malone & DeFazio with saxophonist Ken
Stout, and music continue downtown on Saturday.
“Crossroads Jazz Performances” at Nut Tree Plaza/ Breezeway/ Peets & Panera Brd
Music teachers such as Robert Honeychurch directing the Golden West Middle School, Steve
Logoteta leads Vallejo Community Ensemble, Andy Herout conducts Vaca High Jazz Ensemble,
Megan Tucker directs Live Music Center Jazz Band, Bryan Williams conducts Vanden High Jazz
Ensemble, VCS Radio Jazz Ensemble led by Ralph Martin and his students, Darlyn Pearl Group,
& Headliner Stan Johnson’s J Harrison B Band will be showcased at the Nut Tree Plaza.
Nut Tree begins Multi Cultural Music Heritage of "World Jubilee Day,"
Supported by Nut Tree on Saturday, September 15th from 1pm to 10pm, bringing Global Rhythm.
America's tribute to the eclectic music from all nations that contribute to America's Music
Roots, with the common denominator of "Rhythm." Jazz Composer and Pianist Delbert Bump,
Thomas Molina’s Nacho & Dollar Menu, Frank Salamone, Pete Ayers, and Keith Stout’s Alive
Music Orchestra on Saturday Sept. 15th. Alive Music Orchestra (AMO) will perform a tribute in
memory of trombonist Bill Watrous, flugelhorn player Hugh Maskela, and vocalist Keely Smith.
Following Alive Music Orchestra will be the electrifying band called 2nd Planet led by Clarence
Williams performing their original contemporary Jazz, rock, R&B, and funk style music at the Nut
Tree Plaza stage.
Gospel Jazz Sunday begins at Nut Tree inside Breezeway at Jazz Vespers Main Stage on
Sunday, September 17th at 1pm. The Alive Blues Band will start festival’s annual Gospel Jazz
Sunday with Keith Stout’s Alive Music Orchestra featuring vocalist Frank Salamone, Pete Ayers,
and Brette Stout performing at 3pm before the Military Tribute presentation concluding with USAF
Band of the Golden West “Commanders” from Travis AFB.
"Freedom's Gate" Military Tribute
Sponsored by Travis Credit Union & NorthBay Healthcare continues later on Sunday,
September 16th from 1pm to 7pm, with the military presentation at 5pm hosted by AMO
Chaplain and special guest Mayor Augustine, Ret Col USAF, Travis AFB 349th Cmdr, and 60th Air
Mobility Wing Cmdr at Travis AFB paying tribute to active and retired military with music festival’s
headliner the Travis USAF Band of the Golden West “The Commanders," will conclude event
Nut Tree Village Breezeway, Nut Tree Plaza, Peets Coffee & Panera Bread
Downtown Vacaville at Town Square Plaza,
(Detail Schedule will be posted on www.VacaJazz.com )
For additional information you can go to our website at www.VacaJazz.com, or call Keith Stout,
VJS President at (707) 452-1351 to consider donating to our non-profit organization and
supporting our local youth jazz programs and festival events.