Series of jazz shows this month |

Series of jazz shows this month

The Sierra Jazz Society has been making music locally for years now. In November, on three Sundays, it will present a concert series in Nevada City.

The first one, on Nov. 5, features the group Hemispheres, with Bill Douglass, bass; Ian Dogole, percussion; Sheldon Brown, reeds; Frank Martin, piano).

The second one, on Nov. 12 is the Lorraine Gervais Trio, featuring Lorraine Gervais, vocals; Bill Douglass, bass; Bob Villwock, piano; Daryl van Druff, drums.

The last is Nov. 26 and features the Jazz Camp Faculty Quartet, including Bill Douglass, bass; Ken French, piano; Dave Tidball, sax; Jim Zimmerman, drums.

The three concerts begin at 2 p.m. and take place at Besemer Concert Hall, 11417 Red Dog Road, Nevada City. Tickets are $25 per concert, $10 for students. Send a check payable to Sierra Jazz Society to PO Box 279, Chicago Park, CA 95712, with your name, e-mail and phone number to receive confirmation.

Twenty percent of proceeds benefit the Society, a 501c3 nonprofit group. Call Bill’s voice mail at 273-5489, leaving name and phone number, for more information.

Two things to note: Seating is limited, so arriving by 1:30 p.m. is recommended, and a shuttle is available at Seaman’s Lodge in Pioneer Park in Nevada City for those who don’t want the hassle of driving and finding a parking space. Otherwise, directions are: North on 49, exit Broad Street in Nevada City. Turn right onto Broad/Boulder. Go up Boulder, which becomes Red Dog. The concert hall is 1.4 miles from intersection of Broad Street and Boulder and is on the right.

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