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Don’t confuse jazz festivals

An Associated Press story in the Wednesday, April 24 edition of The Union dealing with the producer of a jazz festival in Sacramento being arrested on fraud charges may lead some to think the festival is the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee.

That is not the case. The Sacramento Jazz Festival, staged for the last couple of years, focuses on modern (i.e., anything after bop) jazz. The Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, which will be staged over Memorial Day weekend (May 24-27) is now in its 24th year and offers a mix of traditional or Dixieland jazz, swing, blues, zyedco and assorted jazz styles.

It is understandable how readers might be confused by the similar names: Sacramento Jazz Festival and Sacramento Jazz Jubilee. There is no connection between the management or scope of the two events and there is no reason to think there ever will be.

Cam Miller

Penn Valley

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