|Vaca Jazz Society Proudly Presents:
20th Annual “Save Our Music” Vacaville Jazz Festival
Vacaville, California, USA (Free Admission)
Friday, September 20th thru Sunday, September 22nd
The 20th 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 20th anniversary from Friday thru Sunday, September 20th thru September 22nd
Vacaville's original 3-Day Jazz Festival which includes 26 artist with up to 250 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
Renowned jazz artist Mr. Mike Williams directs VCSO Youth Jazz All Stars, which starts at 6:30pm
weekly every Wednesday on August 14th thru September 18th at the Vacaville High School Band Rm,
concludes with a recital performance on Sunday, September 22nd at 6:15pm at Nut Tree
Breeze Way after Military Tribute Ceremony at Nut Tree. Please call Education Director Mike
Williams at (707)803-1633 about the free Non-profit program for Solano/Yolo residents.
Presented by the Town Square Library and supported and sponsored by Mr. Mike Williams, in
conjunction with the festival’s Main Event Sponsor Live Music Center. Free jazz music clinic
demonstrations by professional music clinicians from USAF Band of the Golden West from
Travis AFB will occur Tuesday, September 17th from 6pm to 8pm at the City’s McBride Senior Ctr.
See VacaJazzSociety.org website for more information on jazz youth camp schedules.
“Crossroads Jazz Camps” begin at Town Square Plaza
Sponsored by Maximum Fitness Vacaville on Friday evening, September 20th, 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 with saxophonist Ken
Stout, with jazz music continuing at various Nut Tree venues on Saturday & 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, Mason St. Pierre conducts Vanden High Jazz
Ensemble, VCS Radio Jazz Ensemble led by Ralph Martin and his students, with one the festival’s
Headliner Stan Johnson’s J Harrison B showcased at the Nut Tree Plaza.
Nut Tree begins Multi Cultural Music Heritage of "World Jubilee Day,"
Supported by Nut Tree on Saturday, September 21st 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, special guest vocalist Tina Benedict, Frank Salamone,
Ken & Brette Stout, with Alive Music Orchestra directed by Keith Stout on Saturday Sept. 21st.
Alive Music Orchestra (AMO) will perform a tribute in memory of two vocalist Doris Day and Nancy
Willson, as well as composer/ trumpeter Roy Hargrove. 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 22nd at 1pm. The Alive Band will start festival’s annual Gospel Jazz
Sunday with Keith Stout’s Alive Music Orchestra featuring vocalist Frank Salamone, and
Brette Stout performing at 3pm before the Military Tribute presentation concluding with both
performances by the VCSO Youth Jazz All-Stars and the 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 22nd from 1pm to 7pm, with the military presentation at 5:30pm hosted by AMO’s
Pastor Frank Salamone and special guest former Mayor Augustine, Ret Col USAF, guest
Commanders from 60th Air Mobility Wing 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 celebration.
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
Please consider donating to our non-profit organization and
supporting our local youth jazz programs and festival events.