Nor Cal Jazz Festival Marks 5th Year

Two benefit performances set for Chico.

Posted: Apr 24, 2018 1:50 PM

The 5th Annual Nor Cal Jazz Festival returns this week with a performance by Master Pianist Grant Levin, playing the Chico Women's Club newly restored Steinway Piano. Accompanying Levin will be local Master Musicians Greg D'Augelli on bass, flute and sax and lew Langworthy on drums.

The performance on Friday April 27th takes place at the Women's Club, 592 East 3rd Street. It's part of the Ebony and Ivory series, a benefit to help the club finish paying for the Steinway renovation.  The show starts at 6:30 p.m. doors open at 6 p.m.  There will be free hors d'oeuvres served, with beer and wine available for sale.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. They are available at Chico Paper Company or online here.

At 7 p.m. on Thursday May 3rd Accordianis Rob Reich and Clarinetist Ben Goldberg, both of San Francisco,  will perform original, Parisian inspired music in a benefit for the Museum of Northern California Art (MONCA) .   The performance will take place inside the museum, which  is located at 900 the Esplanade in Chico. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for premium ticket holders and at 7 p.m. for general and student ticket holders. 

Only 56 seated tickets will be sold and the concert is expected to be a sell out.  Tickets are $25 premium, $20 general admission and $5 for students. Tickets are available here.

The Festival will wrap up with a concert on Saturday, July 28th at the beautiful Lee Fong Park in Weaverville. The line-up of musicians has yet to be announced. Doors open at 4 p.m., the show will start at 4:30 p.m. The park is located at 100 Bremer Street in Weaverville.

The Festival is brought to you as part of the "True North Tour", a collaboration between arts councils in Butte, Tehama, Glenn, Shasta, Trinity and Modoc Counties.  Click here for a link  to the Nor Cal Jazz Festival website.

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