The first annual Hot Jazz Jubilee is to be held at the Marriott Hotel in Rancho Cordova. The festival includes 6 venues,(3 with dance floors) and 14 bands that perform all the music at the one hotel.
The festival includes 20's & 30's traditional jazz being played by bands such as Bob Ringwald's Fulton Street Jazz Band, High Sierra Jazz Band, Bob Draga & Fiends, Blue Street Jazz Band and High Street Ban d . In addition to them are local favorites Sister Swing, Au Bros. The Crescent Katz, Shelley Burns with Bill & Eddie, Big Mama Sue and her kazoo antics and the Hot Flashes. If it's a little cajun you prefer, how about Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Gator Beat or the New Orleans Racket Makers.
This festival will be introducing Meschiya Lake and The Lil' Big Horns to the California jazz circuit. She recently was voted the female traditional jazz singer of the year in New Orleans, for the 3rd consecutive year. Make sure you include her in your schedule of must see's at this festival.
Special discounted ticket pricing is available until Aug 1st. The host hotel, Marriott is also offering discounted rooms for the first 200 rooms or until Aug 1st. Time is running out so get your tickets and rooms soon.
The festival begins at 5 pm on Friday, Aug 30th with a 2 hour pool side party. Venues will open at 7 pm and closed at midnight. Saturday and Sunday the venues will open at 9:30 in the morning and play continously until midnight. Monday runs from 9:30 am to 3 pm.
Special events include a Doris Day call in at 11am Saturday along with a musical tribute after that. Latter on Saturday is a 2 hour wine tasting event that includes a special concert with Bob Draga & Friends. Sunday will include the Patrons Lunch for those that take advantage of the Patron's package (see details at www.HotJazzJubilee.com).
This Labor Day festival is provided as a compliment to the recently concluded Sacramento Music Festival. This summer, book-end approach to jazz, should cover you with all the JAZZ you would like to hear. The Hot Jazz Jubilee, in it's inaugural year, will set the standard for years to come of a smaller, friendlier tradtional jazz festival. For further information, please see www.hotjazzjubilee.com or call 916-822-2210.