The Lesson Bank
On August 10th, SacJEF launched its latest program, called The Lesson Bank. Created and curated by music educators with more than 100 years of combined teaching experience, The Lesson Bank features short, accessible online lessons, to help students and teachers with the ins and outs of performance, instrument technique, music theory, ear training, and improvisation
Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation - Spreading the Joy of Jazz
Traditional jazz is contagious – its rhythms, melodic swirls and distinctive solos energize everyone who listens. It’s only natural for musicians and their fans to share great jazz with their children and grandchildren, and encourage upcoming generations to play “trad jazz” themselves. That in a nutshell is the mission of the Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation: to support young musicians as they learn to master traditional jazz. Not only will they enjoy the music themselves, one day they will pass the upbeat sounds of America’s original art form to future generations.
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org All proceeds from this event support the Teagarden Jazz Festival for Young Musicians in … Read more