The State Hornet

A night of elemental jazz by Hot Club Faux Gitane

A night of elemental jazz by Hot Club Faux Gitane

Eva Hoch

September 28, 2016

Sacramento State’s music literature professor and bassoon artist David Wells will take over the Capistrano Concert Hall Friday, Sept. 30, with his Modesto-based sextet Hot Club Faux Gitane for a night of 1930s gypsy swing jazz. Wells, who has been playing the bassoon for 20 years, became part of this ban...

University’s jazz group C-Sus Voices to perform at world’s largest jazz festival

University’s jazz group C-Sus Voices to perform at world’s largest jazz festival

Marivel Guzman

September 17, 2016

After winning the 2016 Next Generation Jazz Festival in April, Sacramento State's own jazz vocal group C-Sus Voices will perform at the world-renowned Monterey Jazz Festival Sunday, Sept. 18 in Monterey, Calif. C-Sus Voices will perform alongside legendary jazz names like Quincy Jones, Branford Marsalis,...

City of Trees Brass Band brings New Orleans funky jazz to Nooner concert

Vu Chau

May 5, 2016

Sacramento State felt like the streets of New Orleans for 50 minutes on Wednesday afternoon when second-line jazz group City of Trees Brass Band was invited to perform at the last Nooner concert of the spring semester. Formerly known as the Brasstronauts, City of Trees Brass band was formed by Hillier in 2013 and...

City of Trees Brass Band brings sass to jazz

City of Trees Brass Band brings sass to jazz

Vu Chau

May 3, 2016

For being only four years old, City of Trees Brass Band has already garnered widespread attention across Sacramento for being able to infuse the local music scene with its mixture of traditional New Orleans funk and West Coast contemporary sound that is played by seasoned musicians. City of Tre...

CAVE Women are anything but stereotypical ‘band geeks’

State Hornet Staff

October 11, 2011

CAVE Women brings its love for jazz onto campus today at noon in the University Union's Serna Plaza. Sacramento locals Casey Lipka, Alicyn Yaffee, Vanessa Cruz, Emily Messick and Kim Davis form the band known as CAVE Women. These five women came together through their passion for music and going to g...