Press Release

Vaca Jazz Society Proudly Presents:
18th Annual “Save Our Music”    Vacaville Jazz Festival

Vacaville, California, USA (Free Admission)
Friday, September 15th thru Sunday, September 17th, 2017

18th Annual “Save Our Music” Vacaville Jazz Festival will be held Downtown & Nut Tree at 4 venues.
he Vaca Jazz Society (VJS) which supports school music programs through the “Save Our Music” free camps & clinics, demonstration concerts, the pursuit of safe quality family     entertainment in the community will celebrate their 18th anniversary from September 15th thru September 17th. This is Vacaville's original 3-Day Performing  Arts Festival with over 30 artists,  300 musicians at four venues city-wide performing blues, gospel, jazz dixieland, swing, big band, smooth, Latin, funk, rock and pop music during the 3rd weekend of September established in 1999 by VJS.

VJS's annual “Free” Youth Music Camps
ponsored this year by Solano County Library, Live Music Center  featuring the VacaCity Stage Orchestra Youth All Stars, which starts at 6:30pm weekly every Wednesday on August           8th thru September 12th at the Towns Square Library, concludes with a 5:15PM performance on Saturday, September 16th at Vacaville’s Nut Tree Plaza stage. Please call Director about the     youth programs. The performances and speakers are presented by the Vacaville Town Square Library and sponsored by the Live Music Center.

Crossroads Jazz Camps” begin at Town Square & Nut Tree Village
Sponsored by Gold’s Gym on Friday evening, September 15th, from 6pm to 9pm
with families enjoying the eclectic sounds of “Vaca Jazz at Town Square” with Keith Stout’s AMO Combo and Ken Stout’s group featured to kick off the festival. The “Crossroads Jazz Camps” will continue downtown on Saturday by students, and free music demonstrations taught by jazz educators at Town Square with featured artist. On Saturday September 16th at Nut Tree Village various teachers such as SMSgt Mike Williams from the US Air Force Band directing Youth Jazz Camp All-stars and Stan Johnson with Rocky Rhythm Machine will be showcased, and headlining the Nuit Tree Plaza venue will be the J Harrison B Band. 

Nut Tree begins our Multi Cultural Music Heritage of "World Jubilee Day,"
Sponsored by Nut Tree, Saturday, September 16th, from 1pm to 10pm, bringing Global Rhythm. America's tribute to the eclectic contribution's of music from all nations that contribute to America's Music Roots and the music common denominator is "Rhythm." Ranging from sounds of South American, Afro Cuban to America’s Jazz and more in this all nations music tribute. Tony Alvis Real Music Ensemble, guitarist Isaac Vandeveer, Steven Logoteta & Vallejo Community Big Band with Bob Nadler, VCS Radio Jazz Ensemble will perform as well as Vanden High Jazz Ensemble, and Vaca High Ensemble will open for Delbert Bump at 2:45pm, Frank Salamone, Pete Ayers, and Keith Stout’s Alive Music Orchestra will be performing at 5:30 pm on Saturday Sept. 16th.

Gospel Jazz Sunday begins at St. Mary’s Church in Vacaville with American Heritage Band in memory of trumpeter jazz great Bill Bachmann performing for "Jazz Mass" with Tina Benedict & Choir on Sunday, September 17th at 10:30am at the corner of Stinson & Hemlock.

"Freedom's Gate" Military Tribute & Gospel Sunday
Sponsored by Travis Credit Union & NorthBay Healthcare, on September 17th from 1pm to 7:30 pm, with special presentations by Keith Stout, USAF Chief Engineer,  Mayor Augustine, Ret Col USAF, Travis AFB 349th Commander and 60th Air Mobility Wing Commander at Travis AFB. Jazz Vespers will be paying tribute to the many sacrifices made by our Military and Veterans in honor of POW/MIA Day, hosted by Stan Suderow, Keith Stout’s Alive Music Orchestra,  Pastor Frank Salamone, Pete Ayers along with Tina Benedict and featuring Military Tribute headliner the Travis
USAF Band of the Golden West "The Commanders," will conclude the festival. Listen to one of the west coast’s finest jazz groups in an evening of contemporary jazz, Latin hits, driving funk, and popular standards by this 20-piece historic military big band which began in 1959 is considered one of the finest of its kind on the West Coast.

Vacaville at Town Square Plaza, Vacaville Library, Nut Tree Plaza/ Breezeway, and Panera and Peets Coffee. (Detail Schedule will be posted on

Live Music Center, Nut Tree / Dunhill Partners, The Reporter, Downtown Business,  KUIC, Travis Credit Union,  NorthBay Healthcare, Gold’s Gym, Your Town Monthly by S & J Advertising, Cherry Pit, Cherry Family, Solano County Library, Burger King,  Pure Grain Bakery, Vacaville Magazine,  Barber Joes, and many more local businesses in Solano County.

Contact Information
For additional information you can go to the Vacaville Library -Town Sq. website at, or visit our VJS website at
and or call the office at (707) 452-1351. For support donations contact our office.


The Vaca Jazz Society is a non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation (ID# 20-0198796) dedicated to developing young musicians, providing family-friendly entertainment and expanding the Jazz culture in Vacaville and the surrounding communities. Donations are fully tax deductible.

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