Tag Archives: Sacramento

MELISSA COLLARD’S FRIDAY NIGHT in SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA

One of the best living singers I know (and a subtle guitarist) is providing yet another reason to wish I was in California right now.  She’s Melissa Collard — with two fine CDs to her name — and she has a steady Friday night gig.  Might I suggest in the sweetest possible way, GO SEE HER . . . !

Combine a sweet voice with wise dramatic understatement, a swinging guitar accompaniment and solo, and a wide range of songs . . . that’s our Melissa, elusive for far too long.

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LIFE STUDIES from the SACRAMENTO JAZZ JUBILEE 2011

Always in motion, Brother Hal Smith brings swing:

Bob Schultz in fourth gear:

Katie Cavera, characteristically dour and grim:

Kevin Dorn of The Big 72:

Anita Thomas, reimagined as Sixties UK pop diva:

Clint Baker and his faithful Tuba:

The winner and still champion!

Bria Skonberg shines her light:

Danny Coots embodies the sign:

Don’t even think of putting your glass there:

Katie, Anita, and Kim Cusack swing out:

Ed Polcer, living the jazz life:

A happy fan meets Brother Hal Smith:

Bisected by bass:

Someone call the police: that boy has picked up another instrument:

Vintage merchandising, Sacramento-style: