Get Up Close and Personal

Normally held in early December, the 12th Annual “Up Close and Personal” fundraiser has been moved to February 17th, 2022.

For more information including the ticket prices and schedule of events, please view the flier by following this link: Up Close And Personal.

The featured musician will be Adrian Cunningham, Australian-born reed player now residing in New York.  Tickets are on sale now, and sell out quickly. To purchase tickets, contact Patti Jones at pjones@sacjef.org.

2021-2022 Music Lesson Awards

SacJEF presented its annual Music Lessons Awards this week to 28 deserving young musicians, ranging in age from 8 to 18. These dedicated students will each receive a voucher for $500 in private music lessons with the instructor of their choice. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the awards were again mailed instead of being presented in person as in past years.

The mission of SacJEF is to encourage young musicians to learn about and play early jazz, and the Music Lessons Awards program is aimed at helping students develop their skills on their chosen instrument. For a list of this year’s recipients, click here.

SacJEF Presents Music Lessons Awards for 2020-21

SacJEF presented its annual Music Lessons Awards this week to seventeen deserving young musicians, ranging in age from 9 to 17. These dedicated students will each receive a voucher for $500 in private music lessons with the instructor of their choice. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the awards were mailed instead of being presented in person as in past years.

The mission of SacJEF is to encourage young musicians to learn about and play early jazz, and the Music Lessons Awards program is aimed at helping students develop their skills on their chosen instrument. For a list of this year’s recipients, click here.

SacJEF Presents Drums to West Sac Student

The Instrument Match program is still going strong, despite the pandemic setbacks. Recently, SacJEF presented a drum set to Liam from West Sacramento. Liam is a student at River City High School, and no longer has to practice on a school-provided drum set.

Special thanks to Nell Mae Johnson for donating the set (and clearing space in her garage!), and to volunteer Ron Jones for getting them refurbished and ready to go!

Youth Jazz Day – 2019

Youth Jazz Day features four outstanding youth bands: Syncopating Sea-Monkeys, TNT, Jazz Raptors, and Tower Bridge Trad.  Special feature of the day will be the presentation of the 2019-20 SacJEF Music Lessons Awards.

Location: Sacramento Elks Lodge #6, 6446 Riverside Blvd at Florin Rd, Sacramento.

Cost: Admission free to all students 18 and under. Everyone else by donation.

Elks buffet brunch available 9am to 11am, cost $10

Up Close & Personal Fundraiser

The 11th annual Up Close & Personal fundraiser will feature clarinetist Dave Bennett, accompanied by Jason Wanner on piano, Ron Jones on drums and Shelley Denny on bass.

Tickets for this event sell out quickly – for more info contact pjones@sacjef.org

All proceeds from this event support the Teagarden Jazz Festival for Young Musicians in February.