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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


The 18th Annual “Save Our Music” Vacaville Jazz Festival will be held Downtown & Nut Tree.

The Vaca Jazz Society (VJS) which supports “Save Our Music” programs through initiating

free clinics, demonstration concerts, and the pursuit of safe family entertainment in the community

will celebrate their 18th anniversary from Friday thru Sunday, September 15th thru September 17th.

Vacaville's original 3-Day Jazz Festival which includes 30 artist with up to 300 musicians

performing Blues, Gospel, Jazz Dixieland, Swing, Big Band, Bebop, Latin, Funk, and Pop during

the 3rd weekend of September each year.


VJS's Annual “Free” Youth Music Camps

Sponsored by Solano County Library, Live Music Center and local Music Boosters

featuring the VCSO Youth All Stars, which starts at 6:30pm weekly every

Wednesday on August 23rd thru September 13th at the Vacaville High School Band Rm,

concludes with a 5pm recital performance on Saturday, September 16th at Nut Tree.

Please call Education Director SMSgt Mike Williams at (707)803-1633 about the free

Non-profit program for Solano residents.  Presented by the Town Square Library and

sponsored by the Live Music Center will be providing free demonstrations by VJS Clinicians

and USAF Band of the Golden West Musicians to be held at Vacaville Town Square

Library. See website for camp/clinic dates.




“Crossroads Jazz Camps” begin at Town Square Plaza

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” as well as Keith Stout’s

AMO Combo, concluding music with headliner Krohn, Malone & DeFazio with saxophonist Ken

Stout. The “Crossroads Jazz Camps” will continue downtown on Saturday and Music

demonstrations led by outstanding jazz groups at Town Square from 10am to 2pm.


“Crossroads Jazz Performances” will also be featured at Nut Tree Plaza & Breezeway

Teachers such as Robert Honeychurch directing the Golden West Middle School, Andy Herout

directing Vaca High Jazz Ensemble, Mr. Williams directing Vanden High School, VCS Radio Jazz

Ensemble led by Ralph Martin and his students, Stan Johnson’s Band and featured Stage

Headliner J Harrison B Band will be showcased at the Nut Tree Village.


Nut Tree begins Multi Cultural Music Heritage of "World Jubilee Day,"

Supported by Nut Tree on Saturday, September 16th from 1pm to 10pm, bringing Global Rhythm.

America's tribute to the eclectic music from all nations that contribute to America's Music

Roots, with the common denominator of "Rhythm." Delbert Bump (TBD), 2nd Planet, 

Thomas Molina’s Nacho & Dollar Menu, Frank Salamone, Pete Ayers, and Keith Stout’s

Alive Music Orchestra on Saturday Sept. 16th. Alive Music Orchestra (AMO) will perform a tribute

in memory of vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson in addition featuring renown vocalist Tina Benedict.

Following AMO’s performance the Alive Blues Band, led by Stan Suderow will also pay tribute

to the hall of fame guitarist Chuck Berry, as well as playing favorite music from the 50’s thru

70’s featuring the Chicago style horn section throughout the evening.




Gospel Jazz Sunday begins at Nut Tree inside Breezeway at Jazz Vespers Main Stage on

Sunday, September 17th at 1pm. The Alive Blues Band led by AMO Chaplain Stan Suderow will 

start festival’s annual Gospel Jazz Sunday with Keith Stout’s Alive Music Orchestra featuring

Frank Salamone, Pete Ayers performing at 3pm before the Military Tribute featuring USAF Band

of the Golden West “Commanders” from Travis AFB.


"Freedom's Gate" Military Tribute

Sponsored by Travis Credit Union & NorthBay Healthcare continues later on Sunday,

September 17th from 1pm to 7pm, with the military presentation at 5pm hosted by Chaplain Stan

Suderow and special guest Mayor Augustine, Ret Col USAF, Travis AFB 349th Cmdr, and 60th Air

Mobility Wing Cmdr at Travis AFB paying tribute to active and retired military with music festival’s

headliner the Travis USAF Band of the Golden WestThe Commanders," will conclude event



Nut Tree Village Breezeway, Nut Tree Plaza, Peets Coffee & Panera

Downtown Vacaville at Town Square Plaza,

(Detail Schedule will be posted on )

Contact. Information
For additional information you can go to our website at, or call Keith Stout,

VJS President at (707) 452-1351 to consider donating to our non-profit organization and

supporting our local youth jazz programs and festival events. 




The Suisun City Waterfront Jazz Series

Performer: Alive Music Orchestra

Directed by Keith Stout

Sunday, August  6th at 3:00 pm. 2017 Season

Sponsored by Suisun City Waterfront District

Community Services Foundation




`The Vaca Jazz Society Presents the 26th  Anniversary AMO Christmas Show

Titled " AMO Christmas Title TBA"

Alive Music Orchestra

Directed by Keith Stout

Friday, December 8th at 7:00 pm. 2017 Season

Hosted By Valley Church in Vacaville (707) 448-7222

5063 Maple Rd, Vacaville, CA



Free Admission to Public: Love offering accepted


                                AMO SWING’S INTO CHRISTMAS!

  • Alive Music Orchestra swings into their 26th  AMO Christmas show.

Part of the Friday December 9th Alive Music Orchestra Christmas show at

Valley Church in Vacaville, will incorporate traditional sing-along carols and

popular Christmas songs made famous by a host of celebrity singers

(Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, Nat King Cole, etc.), meant to remind people

that the holidays are a season of peace, family and most importantly the

miraculous birth of Christ says Stout, a trumpeter and AMO music director. 

                              Alive Music Orchestra Celebrating Christmas

The group will also be celebrating their group’s 27th Anniversary established 1990

Enjoy big band vocalist Pastor Frank Salamone of Dixon Cornerstone

Church, vocalist Pete Ayers, Fairfield Civic Theater’s Barbara McFadden,

Golden West Band Director Mr. Robert Honeychurch, with AMO memorable

Christmas songs,  as well  as Keith Stout’s family: Ken, Martha, and Brette Alana


                                    "26th Anniversary AMO Christmas Show"

As it has in years past, the AMO show incorporates an American tradition originally

founded by Bob Hope’s USO Christmas tours overseas, honoring and entertaining

our troops. "We always include a special dedication to our troops and their families,

praying for a safe return home," says Stout, an Air Force "brat" whose

father served in Vietnam, "That's something we feel strongly about, especially

around Christmas time.”


The show will include stories of hope hosted by AMO's Chaplain

Stan Suderow, encouraging families about love, peace and the miracle of the

Christmas season, especially, enlight of these uncertain economic times.

The AMO Christmas show will celebrate two and half decades of Christmas and

will be dedicated to past and present AMO musicians, vocalist, actors, and

crews serving the community for the past twenty five years.


The Vaca Jazz Society thanks their dedicated sponsors, military and civilian

volunteers for making each year a success  helping to “Save Our Music”

city-wide Festival locations and youth music camps held by Solano County

Library-Vacaville Town Square.


Next year, the Society’s 19th Annual Free “Save Our Music” Vacaville

Jazz Festival will continue on September 14th thru 16th and the Society thanks

the local businesses listed on website for their  gifted

sponsorships continuing to support our traditional family events,

which annually incorporates the festival’s Annual Military Tribute on

“Freedom’s Gate Sunday.”


AMO will accept love offering donations at the end of program, which

proceeds goes towards the Vaca Jazz Society's "Free" weekly Youth

Music Camps successfully directed by  SMSgt Mike Williams from

USAF Band of the Golden West.  Each year the program is supported

by Town Square Public Library sponsored by Live Music Center

benefiting our young teenage students every year from the months of

August and September, VJS is passionate that the gift of music enriches

our kids life keeping them out of harms way.


Visit our website for the list of our generous sponsors,

and contact the Alive Music Orchestra on Facebook about the upcoming AMO

Christmas Show. Give a call to Keith Stout at  (707) 452-1351 for any questions.




Vaca Jazz Society Proudly Presents:

The 2017 18th Annual Vacaville Jazz Festival
Friday, September 15th through Sunday, September 17th.

18th Annual “Save Our Music” Vacaville Jazz Festival will be held Downtown & Nut Tree at 4 venues.
The Vaca Jazz Society (VJS) which supports school music programs through the “Save Our Music” free camps & clinics, demonstration concerts, and 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, including 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.

Famous Jazz trumpeter, Wynton Marsalis, plays at Vacaville Jazz Festival

Conductor/Musician wins local award
Reporter Newspaper Posted: 03/29/2009 01:01:19 AM PDT

Keith Stout, poses with wife Martha. He was honored Saturday by the Vaca Arts Council with the Marianna Pokorny Award.

Most education specialists agree teachers are the most important element in any classroom, so consider what the 20th century's greatest scientist, Albert Einstein, once said about them: "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." ...


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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