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The first annual Nor-Cal Jazz Festival was held April 26-27, 2014 at Old City Hall in Redding, CA and at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s Big Room in Chico, CA. 

The mission of the Nor –Cal Jazz Festival is to promote all facets of Jazz Music throughout the Northern California Region creating greater visibility for both the music and performers and to support youth jazz programs. 

Musicians 2017

Nor-Cal jazz festival Musicians 2017

Peter and Will Anderson

Peter and Will Anderson

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Peter & Will Anderson return to Redding school of the Arts, Wednesday, Sept. 20

this special concert will be held in the fantastic  Redding school of the arts theater. doors @ 7, concert @ 7:30.

955 inspiration Way

Tickets by clicking here

because Art matters...

because Art matters...

with Quncy Jones 

with Quncy Jones 

900  Esplanade

900  Esplanade

 'Jazz in the Museum' at MONCA, Chico on thursday, sept. 21

with Peter & Will Anderson

Special 'Premium' tickets available, also 'general admission' and 'student'.

900 Esplanade, Chico.

Premium entry at 6pm, general and student at 7pm. concert begins at 7:30pm.

'jazz at the museum' tickets


BOGG / Weaverville 7/22 Bogg began in 2012, creating a unique blend of jazz from different genres and a wide variety of styles. They are prolific songwriters and arrangers, keeping you totally engaged no matter what they're playing. Their original  work speaks volumes to the talents of these young artists, currently working in their 6th album. Check out Bogg and don't miss there performance. They'll be opening the Festival at 4:30pm.  

BOGG / Weaverville 7/22

Bogg began in 2012, creating a unique blend of jazz from different genres and a wide variety of styles. They are prolific songwriters and arrangers, keeping you totally engaged no matter what they're playing. Their original  work speaks volumes to the talents of these young artists, currently working in their 6th album. Check out Bogg and don't miss there performance. They'll be opening the Festival at 4:30pm.  

Allison Scull & Victor Martin / Weaverville 7/22 Allison Scull & Victor Martin are known as local 'World Jazz' troubadours.  They create jazzy, soulful sound combining sultry vocals, a rhythmic guitar groove, lyrical saxophone lines with original material and engaging personality. Allison sings in a variety of languages adding that 'World' element and Victor is a multi-instrumentalist providing the perfect rhythms to blend the music together. Hailing from Dunsmire, CA, Allison and Victor will be playing at approximately 5:45. The prefect sound to slow the day down and enjoy the cooling shadows and breezes. Here's a taste of these two wonderful musicians click here. 

Allison Scull & Victor Martin / Weaverville 7/22

Allison Scull & Victor Martin are known as local 'World Jazz' troubadours.  They create jazzy, soulful sound combining sultry vocals, a rhythmic guitar groove, lyrical saxophone lines with original material and engaging personality. Allison sings in a variety of languages adding that 'World' element and Victor is a multi-instrumentalist providing the perfect rhythms to blend the music together. Hailing from Dunsmire, CA, Allison and Victor will be playing at approximately 5:45. The prefect sound to slow the day down and enjoy the cooling shadows and breezes. Here's a taste of these two wonderful musicians click here

The Delbert Bump Hammond B-3 Trio, Weaverville July 22 Not really sure what to say about this act... but we are in for a treat. Delbert Bump is a master of the Hammond B-3 and will bring the crowd to their feet on his first note. Over 50 years as a performer, arranger, composer, educators and mentor, Delbert heads 4 different bands and is always on the go. There really isn't time to describe his accomplishments, just give a listen and you'll be impressed Delbert.  Joining Delbert will be top Bay Area performers; Guitar virtuous, Jeff Massanari listen and world renowned drummer Akira Tana listen  This is the finest line-up to date that we have presented at this event. Bring your family and friends and the kids too, if their under 12 they get in free. Come spend the day in historic Weaverville. Bring a blanket and  lawn chair, coolers welcome but NO OUTSDE ALCOHOL. We'll have Wine tasting, Beer Garden, Food Truck, Art Vendors and more. please no glass or pets.  

The Delbert Bump Hammond B-3 Trio, Weaverville July 22

Not really sure what to say about this act... but we are in for a treat. Delbert Bump is a master of the Hammond B-3 and will bring the crowd to their feet on his first note. Over 50 years as a performer, arranger, composer, educators and mentor, Delbert heads 4 different bands and is always on the go. There really isn't time to describe his accomplishments, just give a listen and you'll be impressed Delbert

Joining Delbert will be top Bay Area performers; Guitar virtuous, Jeff Massanari listen and world renowned drummer Akira Tana listen 

This is the finest line-up to date that we have presented at this event. Bring your family and friends and the kids too, if their under 12 they get in free. Come spend the day in historic Weaverville. Bring a blanket and  lawn chair, coolers welcome but NO OUTSDE ALCOHOL. We'll have Wine tasting, Beer Garden, Food Truck, Art Vendors and more. please no glass or pets.  

Jeff Massanari, Weaverville July 22

Jeff Massanari, Weaverville July 22

Akira Tana,Weaverville July 22 

Akira Tana,Weaverville July 22 


Past 2017 performers... 

Kezirah, March 10, Chcio Women's Club /  Ebony & Ivory Concert Series 

Kezirah, March 10, Chcio Women's Club /  Ebony & Ivory Concert Series 

Kezirah has been coined with having a  'whiskey cream voice' and is a native of the musical city of Philadelphia. After a few years of military service, she began her career focus on her passion for fashion. In 2000, there's an unexpected  opportunity  to try something new.......backup  singer  for the band Blue Paradise. Kezirah was soon singing leads  with  the late Sam Johnson.  Months  later Hijera, the jazz group  was formed  with Darryl  Mc Elmurry, Jeff Forhan & Brad Schneider, performing  at the Black Crow.
In 2002  Kezirah became Fuzzy Rojas and started  performing  in Costa Rica  for events & at various venues around the country, like the annual  PAWS benifit,  The American Colony 4th July Celebration, The Jazz Cafe,  Marriott Resort, The Four Seasons Resort....to name a few. She has performed with The Fusion Carribe  band and   formed The Fuzzy Rojas Band,  under music director Ricardo Alfaro. KEZIRAH, her first cd was arranged & recorded by the  talented and soulful Ricardo Alfaro in Costa Rica.  
Now residing in the foothills of the sierra Cascades, Kezirah has performed locally at  the  Oroville  Salmon Festival,  Redding Jazz Festival,  opened  for  Metta Jazz Quintet at the  Sierra Nevada Brewery BIG ROOM, Nor-cal Jazz Festival Weaverville and local clubs and restaurants. Click here to listen to the magic of Kezirah. 
Multi-instrumentalist, Greg D'Augelli joins Kezirah on March 10. 

Multi-instrumentalist, Greg D'Augelli joins Kezirah on March 10. 

Keyboard Master, Jim Schmidt joins Kezirah, March 10

Keyboard Master, Jim Schmidt joins Kezirah, March 10

Redding's own 17 piece 'Big Band" led by Jeff Jones rolls into the Congregation Pilgrim Church (built by Frank Loyd Wright) on Sunday, March 26 in  Redding. By donation at the door. Family Friendly, so bring the kids.... they'll love it. 

Redding's own 17 piece 'Big Band" led by Jeff Jones rolls into the Congregation Pilgrim Church (built by Frank Loyd Wright) on Sunday, March 26 in  Redding. By donation at the door. Family Friendly, so bring the kids.... they'll love it. 

Bassist Kurt Ribak and his Quartet.  Kurt is fresh off his latest album " I Got One More' which is getting airplay on jazz stations across the country. Kurt says what he's trying for in his music  is ;"Mingus meets The Meters". Performing in clubs and festival throughout California, his visit to Chico is sure to be a memorable night in hot jazz. doors for the "Big Room" event are at 6 with a buffet available, show at 7:30.

Bassist Kurt Ribak and his Quartet.  Kurt is fresh off his latest album " I Got One More' which is getting airplay on jazz stations across the country. Kurt says what he's trying for in his music  is ;"Mingus meets The Meters". Performing in clubs and festival throughout California, his visit to Chico is sure to be a memorable night in hot jazz. doors for the "Big Room" event are at 6 with a buffet available, show at 7:30.

Blues Legend "Lazy Lester". His 1958 hit "Sugar Coated Love' launched Lester to become a true national treasure and is featured in Martin Scorsese film "The Blues', in 2003. Check out "Sugar Coated Love - 1958 click here. 

Blues Legend "Lazy Lester". His 1958 hit "Sugar Coated Love' launched Lester to become a true national treasure and is featured in Martin Scorsese film "The Blues', in 2003. Check out "Sugar Coated Love - 1958 click here.