Press Release




The McBride Senior Center

Dance to the Big Band Sounds

Performer: Alive Music Orchestra

Directed by Keith Stout

Saturday, November 2nd  at 4:00 pm to 7pm

Sponsored by City of Vacaville

See website

for ticket information


The CIty of Fairfield &

American Legion Post


Veterans Day Memorial Concert

The Fairfield Downtown Theater

(Prior to Parade)


Performer: Alive Music Orchestra

Directed by Keith Stout

Sunday November  11th at 10:00 pm to 12:10pm









Vaca Jazz Society Proudly Presents:

2019 20th Annual “Save Our Music” 

Vacaville Jazz Festival & Military Tribute

Vacaville, California, USA (Free Admission)
Friday, September 20th thru Sunday, September 22nd


The 20th 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 20th anniversary from Friday thru Sunday, September 20th  thru September 22nd.

Vacaville's original 3-Day Jazz Festival which includes 25 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

Supported & Directed by Mike Williams featuring the VJS Youth Jazz All Stars, which starts                                   

at 6:30pm weekly every Wednesday on August 21st thru September 18th at the Vacaville

High School Band Rm, concludes during a 6pm special performance with USAF Band of the Golden

West "The Commanders" on Sunday September 22nd at Nut Tree. Please call Education Director

Mr. Mike Williams at (707)803-1633 about the free Non-profit program for Solano residents 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 Vacaville Maximum Fitness on Friday evening, September 20th, 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  Band with saxophonist Ken

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

demonstrations led by outstanding jazz groups (schedule  & venues see


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

Teachers such as Steve Logoteta leads Vallejo Community Jazz Ensemble,  Robert Honeychurch

directing the Golden West Middle School, Andy Herout directing Vaca High Jazz Ensemble,

Mr. Mason St. Pierre directing Vanden High School, Live Music Center's Jazz Band directed

by Megan Tucker and 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 21st from 1pm to 9pm, 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, 2nd Planet, 

Thomas Molina’s Nacho & Dollar Menu, Frank Salamone and  Brette Stout, with

Keith Stout’s Alive Music Orchestra on Saturday Sept. 21st. Alive Music Orchestra

(AMO) will also include first time vocal debut by Keaton Stout and special guest artist

Tina Benedict returning to sing big band favorites.


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

Sunday, September 22nd, at 1pm. The Alive Band will  start festival’s annual Gospel Jazz Sunday

with Keith Stout’s Alive Music Orchestra featuring Frank Salamone and 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 22nd from 1pm to 7pm, with the military presentation at 5pm hosted by Pastor Frank

Salamone, Representatives from Travis AFB 349th Cmdr, and 60th Air Mobility Wing Cmdr at

Travis AFB will be paying  tribute to active and retired military with music festival’s headliner the

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


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 Vaca Jazz Society

Presents the 28th Anniversary

AMO 2019 Christmas Show


Alive Music Orchestra

Directed by Keith Stout

Friday, December 13th at 7:00 pm. 2019 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 28th  AMO Christmas show.

Part of the Friday December 13th 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 30th year established in 1990.

Enjoy big band vocalist Pastor Frank Salamone of Dixon Cornerstone

Church, Fairfield Civic Theater’s Barbara McFadden, with AMO memorable

Christmas songs,  as well  as Keith Stout’s family Ken, Art,  Julie, Martha, and Brette

Alana Stout.

                                    "28th 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 2019 year, the Society’s 20th Annual Free “Save Our Music” Vacaville

Jazz Festival will continue on September 20th  thru 22nd and the Society thanks

to 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 Mr. Mike Williams, Ret USAF formerly

from USAF Band of the Golden West.  Each year VJS's Jazz Festival is supported

by Town Square Public Library and Main Event sponsor by Live Music

Center, as well as stage venue sponsors Nut Tree, Northbay Healthcare,

Travis Credit Union, Vacaville Maximum Fitness benefiting our festival and

supporting performances for our local musicians and young teenage

students every year from the months of August and September. VJS is passionate

that the gift of music enriches our child's 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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