(tickets at the door)

Tamir Hendelman is a member of the acclaimed Jeff Hamilton Trio, the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, and leads his own trio. Featured on Natalie Cole’s "Still Unforgettable", he has toured with Tierney Sutton, and appeared on recordings by Paul McCartney, Michael Bublé, and many others. In 2009, Hendelman had the honor of recording with Barbra Streisand on "Love is the Answer", produced by Diana Krall, and the follow up DVD, "One Night Only", recorded live at the Village Vanguard. Both releases topped the Billboard charts. Tamir is a YAMAHA Artist.

support the Roseville Jazz Festival

Roseville Jazz Festival fund #218565, is a Program Fund of WaterStone Support Foundation, Inc., EIN#84-1430063. All contributions are irrevocable gifts under the direction and control of the WaterStone Board of Directors, but will be restricted for the general purposes of our Program Fund. The Roseville Jazz Festival receives 501(c)(3) status through WaterStone.

1. If you would like to make a tax-deductible gift via check, please make payable to: “WaterStone” and include “Roseville Jazz Festival” in the memo. Mail to: WaterStone, 10807 New Allegiance Dr., Suite 240, Colorado Springs, CO 80921.

2. You can mail a check directly to us at: Roseville Jazz Fest, P.O. Box 1836, Rocklin, CA 95677.

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OUR MISSION STATEMENT: The purpose of the Roseville Jazz Festival is to promote jazz music, the USA’s only original art form. The primary purpose of our organization is to honor this musical genre (including its composers, arrangers, and performing artists) through concert events, both live and online. We will introduce jazz to, and preserve for, future generations.


the party you don’T want to miss!

You wanted dancing, we'll give you dancing. Five venues with more seating. Two outdoor venues. "Singer's Lounge". Youth bands. More food and drinks available. Oh yeah, and lots and lots of jazz from artists nationwide, right in Downtown Roseville, CA. In other words, you won't want to miss this exciting and fun weekend bash during Memorial Day weekend in 2019!

Photo by Brenda Meadows


mike vax &
the stan kenton legacy orchestra

Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra

At our 2018 inaugural festival, trumpeter Mike Vax was featured as a solo artist. He's returning with his entire big band to co-headline our 2019 Roseville Jazz Festival. Mike's history with the legendary Stan Kenton Orchestra is truly legit, as he was a band member from 1970-1972. This outstanding orchestra plays new music written in the style of the Kenton Orchestra, as well as music written while Stan was alive.


Also headlining at the 2019 Roseville Jazz Festival are The Four Freshmen. Founded in 1948 at Butler University, the unique vocal group created a sound that has endured for over 6 decades. Early on in their career, the Freshmen met Stan Kenton. He had heard the rumors of a vocal group that sounded like his band. The Freshmen were all fans of Kenton and in many ways, modeled their sound after the Kenton trombone section. Led by drummer/bass vocalist Bob Ferreira, the guys are sure to bring back lots of your great memories from yesteryear.


Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives. Drummer Dan and bassist / trombonist / composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966—nearly a half century ago. They’ve subsequently played a variety of styles in a number of different groups, as well as with their father, jazz giant Dave Brubeck. Although the Quartet’s style is rooted in “straight-ahead” jazz, their concerts reveal an inherent ability to explore and play odd time signatures while naturally integrating the influences of funk, blues and world music.

cleave guyton


Cleave Guyton is a Selmer Saxophone Artist based in NYC. He performs on sax, flute, & clarinet. Cleave has worked with Aretha Franklin, Abdullah Ibrahim, Joe Henderson, Nat Adderley, Abby Lincoln, The Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, & Count Basie Orchestras, Lionel Hampton, The Cab Calloway Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie, and many others.

will matthews

guitarist FROM

Guitarist Will Matthews is a Kansas City native. Will is the guitarist for the renowned Count Basie Orchestra, joining the group in 1996 to fill the coveted chair of the late legendary guitarist and composer, Freddie Green, who was with the band for over fifty years. Will has played on two Grammy winning recordings with The Basie Orchestra.

paul keller

Michigan bassist Paul Keller spent several years on the road with guitarist Russell Malone, and later with singer/pianist Diana Krall. Paul recorded on Krall's Grammy-nominated GRP/Impulse CD, "All For You". He performs internationally with a myriad of jazz stars including John Pizzarelli, Jackie Ryan, Scott Hamilton, Larry Vuckovich, Benny Green, and Warren and Alan Vache. Keller is an in-demand side man, a prolific composer, a creative and skilled arranger, an enthusiastic and innovative jazz educator, a recording company owner and producer, and a nationally recognized recording artist. He leads several successful and busy jazz ensembles, including his 30-year old, 15-piece big band, "The Paul Keller Orchestra".

rebecca & ray hardiman

Vocalist Rebecca Hardiman is based in the Portland, OR area. She started her professional career with the Boston, MA-based vocal jazz group, The Ritz, performing at the 1987 Montreal Jazz Festival, as well as jazz clubs throughout the country. She continues to perform nationally, along with her husband & accompanist, Ray, who is an accomplished pianist, arranger, and producer. They were a favorite at last year's Roseville Jazz Festival. Rebecca's vocal style is often described as a unique mix of Ella Fitzgerald, June Christy, Anita O'Day and Doris Day.

Sarah D'angelo

Vocalist/clarinetist Sarah D'Angelo is a respected musician in Michigan's jazz scene. Sarah's warm personality and bright smile light up the stage and make an instant connection with audiences. In her performances, D'Angelo always includes a bit of her excellent clarinet playing, a talent and skill which makes her presentation even more special. "Sarah D'Angelo does it with verve, class, confidence, poise, perfect intonation, spot-on phrasing, terrific dynamic, personal expression and loads of love. She's an incredible team player with her own exquisite persona." Linda Yohn, WEMU 89.1

Photo by Benjamin Weatherston

USAF COMMANDERS jazz ensemble

The Commanders, a newly-revived ensemble coming from the US Air Force Band of the Golden West, carries on the American musical tradition of the great big bands, yet offers a lot more than the big band sounds. This energetic group of highly-trained professional musicians, formed from 18 Airmen, delivers the full gamut of jazz music - traditional jazz, cool, bop, swing, Broadway favorites, and patriotic music. The Commanders bring an entertaining show you won't soon forget! THIS PERFORMANCE IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

Motoshi kOsako

Motoshi Kosako is a world-renowned jazz harpist. Born in Matsuyama City, Japan, Motoshi learned jazz guitar in Japan as a young man, moved to the US and soon after he started to play the harp. He is primarily self-taught. Motoshi became the principal harpist for the Stockton Symphony. He resides in the Grass Valley area and continues to travel the world as a performer.

Photo by Brenda Meadows

sacramento jazz legends

Most musicians would never call themselves 'legends', and this is true here. The name of the band was bestowed to them by the festival, honoring their legacy in the local jazz scene. This group of musicians have been performing in the Sacramento area for many years, some since the 1970's. They are each accomplished and have resumes too long to mention here. The band leader is trumpeter Tom Peron, joined by his long-time friends: Darius Babazadeh (tenor sax), guitarist Steve Homan, Scott Collard on piano, bassist Buca Necak, and drummer Rick Lotter. They will swing you into good health!

the gerry mulligan project

Baritone saxophonist, Byron Colborn, lives in Sacramento and is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston. Colborn is the bandleader of the Element Brass Band, The Byron Colborn Big Band and a variety of small groups. Here he leads "The Mulligan Project", dedicated to the piano-less quartet jazz of Gerry Mulligan. They feature the classic repertoire of Mulligan and Chet Baker. Colborn's band includes local musicians Aaron Smith (trumpet), Alex Reiff (bass), and Jim Frink (drums).

sacramento jazz legends

Most musicians would never call themselves 'legends', and this is true here. The name of the band was bestowed to them by the festival, honoring their legacy in the local jazz scene. This group of musicians have been performing in the Sacramento area for many years, some since the 1970's. They are each accomplished and have resumes too long to mention here. The band leader is trumpeter Tom Peron, joined by his long-time friends: Darius Babazadeh (tenor sax), guitarist Steve Homan, Scott Collard on piano, bassist Buca Necak, and drummer Rick Lotter. They will swing you into good health!

sacramento classic jazz messengers

The Sacramento Classic Jazz Messengers is a group formed by director and trumpeter Chet Chwalik, whose intent is to honor the legacy established by Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers. The group plays jazz classics as played by Blakey's group (particularly early to mid-1960's and beyond) as well as music by post-bop horn players such as Freddie Hubbard, Hank Mobley, Wayne Shorter, and original compositions by himself and other members of this Sacramento band. Chet is joined by Darius Babazadeh (sax), Al Bent (trombone), Brenden Lowe (piano), Kerry Kashiwagi (bass), & Mat Marucci (drums).

west end stompers
& west fifth ave. bands

This is your chance to dance! Each evening, we will be featuring a different group, each with multiple flavors, on The Strum Shop Outdoor Stage, 5:30 - 7:30pm. On Saturday, enjoy the West End Stompers featuring The Au Brothers. Brandon and Justin will make your feet (and ears) very happy! Sunday's dance sets will be lead by Tony Cervoni's West Fifth Avenue Band featuring vocalist Kathryn Skinner (daughter of the late band leader, John Skinner). They perform everything from jazz to pop to disco! Make your request and get ready to boogie!

jim martinez

As the Executive and Artistic Director of this festival, Jim still finds time to travel and perform around the U.S. Martinez, 53, is a Steinway Pianos Artist and has performed/recorded with Jazz notables Lionel Hampton, Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove, Cheryl Bentyne (of the Manhattan Transfer), and many others. Jim has thirteen CD's to his credit as a leader. Four of these are Jazz Praise, his arrangements creatively combining church hymns and jazz. His 2015 CD, Good Grief! It’s Still Jim Martinez - A Tribute to Vince Guaraldi, Charles Schulz & Peanuts peaked at #10 on the national radio jazz charts, and was on the JazzWeek charts a total of 26 weeks.

"singer's lounge"
at randy peters

No jazz festival would be complete without a roster of great jazz vocalists. Ellen Johnson has put together her "Sunday best" of local and regional singers at Randy Peter's Catering on, well, Sunday! Sit back with a glass of wine (available for purchase) and listen to any or all of the following: Denise Anya, Anna Crumley, Beth Duncan, Vivian Lee, DeAnn Lott, and the Singer's Lounge organizer herself, Ellen. Backed by two different stellar rhythm sections of Brendon Lowe/Ben Kopf/Jeff Minnieweather, or Aaron Garner/Peter Barshay/Tim Bulkley. See schedule below for times.

Sac Jazz Legends

A jazz tribute to
doris day

As one of the most beloved entertainers of the 20th century, the legendary Doris Day made her mark as a big band singer, solo artist, movie actress, and TV star. Her career spanned four decades, working tirelessly to accomplish more than most stars ever have. She began her road to stardom scoring hits with Les Brown & his Band of Renown; Doris recorded over 650 songs; she starred in movies with Frank Sinatra, Rock Hudson, James Cagney, Jimmy Stewart, Clark Gable, and many others! Her TV show ran from 1968-1973 & is still shown today. Featured in this tribute will be vocalists Kathryn Skinner, Nancie de Ross, & Sarah D'Angelo, backed by the Jim Martinez Quartet with Dave Metzker (trumpet), Paul Keller (bass), John Armato (drums).

ARTIST & schedule



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music note
parking / venue map

Downtown Roseville now features two FREE parking garages, as well as various lots and street parking, all within walking distance of the festival. Click here to see the parking map.


There are lots of great places to eat and drink on Vernon Street. Please see our festival program for partner restaurants and pubs. Click here for an exhaustive list on the Downtown Roseville Partnership website.


Corporate sponsors and individual gifts are a huge part of our support. Please contact our Executive Director, Jim Martinez, if you are interested to help support this jazz festival. Thank you for your consideration!

what is allowed

Food and drinks are allowed in the outdoor venues only. Food/drinks and non-service pets are not allowed indoors. Firearms, weapons, and illegal drugs are not permitted anywhere on festival grounds.

artist submissions

If you are interested in performing in the 2020 Roseville Jazz Festival, there will be a link in this section starting September 1, 2019. Online artist submissions will be open until October 31, 2019 at 11:59pm. We will contact you if needed.

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2018 Roseville Jazz Fest photos

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