2006 EVENTS


August 4 - 5, 2006, Kozen Restaurant, 2310 Fair Oaks Blvd. Sacramento  916-641-8880 (August 4 CD party for a new CD single written by Suzanne "The Strength To Go On". Everyone welcome.)

August 12, 2006, 5:00pm to 8:00pm,  Miriam Estrada Art Exhibition.  Deep Art Lounge 2030 H Street, Sacramento, 916-448-3337.  Benefit for Miriam Estrada, a woman with Lupus & 4th Stage Lymphoma,

August 25, 2006 07:30pm Roberts Family Development Center, 770 Darina Avenue, Sacramento.   Great Women of Jazz (show) (w/Spanish Narration),  Great Women of Jazz show to be performed by Suzanne Brooks, dancers, other singers and narrator.

October 14, 2006, Dance Festival, Firehouse, Del Paso, Sacramento

March 4, 2007, Women of Color Day Even

 RECENT EVENTS

June 10, 2006, 6:00pm to 9:00pm  Ella's Southern Catfish, 8090 Laguna Main, Elk Grove, CA

June 10, 2006, 2:00pm,
Private Event

June 3, 2006, Dinner, Gaffer's Film Festival, Midtown Marriott, Sacramento. 

May 20, 2006,
University of California Davis Black Family Day: The Jazz Generation--Suzanne Brooks, vocals; Chris Lee, keyboard; Big John Evans, drums; featured bass player. Location: Stage on the Quad. Time: 2:30pm.

April 22, 2006, Women's Civic Improvement Club, 3555 3rd Avenue, Sacramento. Open House. 2-6pm.

March 31, 2006, Cesar Chavez Commemoration, Galeria Posada, 1421 R Street, Sacramento: Suzanne Brooks w/Gabe Stivala on guitar, approx. performance time: 7:30pm

March 11, ,2006, International Women's Day Event, Galeria Posada, 1421 R Street, Sacramento: Suzanne Brooks w/Gabe Stivala on guitar, 7 and 8pm.

March 5, 2006, 4:00 – 8:00pm
Sacramento-- The 2006 Sacramento Community Women of Color Day Event, 8th Annual, honoring outstanding women, held Sunday, March 5, 2006, 4:00 – 8:00pm at Ben Ali Shrine, 3262 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento 95615.
http://www.womenofcolorday.com/

March 1, 2006, California Department of Employment Development Celebration of African American History and Women of Color Day: The Jazz Generation--Suzanne Brooks, vocals; Chris Lee, keyboard; Big John Evans, drums; featured bass player.

February 2, 2006, Women's Civic Improvement Club, Annual Crab Dinner

 

2005 EVENTS

Saturday December 31

New Year's Eve Party and Show, Doors Open @ 7:00pm
Show Starts @ 9:00pm, $100 couple, $65 Single
Comedy by Carl & Sam, opening act
Vibe with Music by Nu Sole, opening band
Groove w/The Jazz Generation, headliner
Suzanne Brooks, Vocals; Chris Lee, Keyboard
Big John Evans, Drums; Dave Shantz--Slim Chance, Bass
Includes Hors d'oeuvres & Midnight Champagne
Great Food, Great Drinks, Great Prices

Friday December 9, 2005
THE RICE BOWL, CD Release Party & Show
Released single, "Listening To The Radio"
(a song about Sacramentan John Hall, lyrics and music by Suzanne Brooks) and Album,
"Great Women of Jazz: A Tribute"
based on the show, "Great Women of Jazz" written by Suzanne Brooks
and featuring representative songs of great singers including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Bessie Smith,
Nina Simone, Annie Ross, Rosemary Clooney, Astrud Gilberto, Blossom Dearie, Betty Carter, and Dinah Wasnington.

Thursday, December 8, 2005
Holiday Party, Fulton Ave. Business Assoc. @ Clarion Hotel, Auburn Av. Sacramento

Sat. November 12, 2005
Concert, Genesis Baptist Church, Meadowview Road, Sacramento, 8pm to midnight

November, 2005
Suzanne Brooks, Artist in Residence for California Middle School, Sacramento, CA funded by Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission

Sat. October 29, 2005, 6 to 10 pm
Sacramento Multicultural-
NEW ORLEANS HURRICANE RELIEF Community Event
(Show Coordination by The Jazz Generation) Location:
Ben Ali Shrine, 3262 Marysville Blvd.,Sacramento

Sat. October 22, 2005
Private event-wedding

Saturday, October 8, 2005
The Jazz Generation performs at Del Paso Family & Men’s Health Program sponsored by the Firehouse Community Center and Office of California Senator Deborah Ortiz @ The Firehouse Community Center

Saturday, September 17, 2005
Private Performance

Saturday, September 10, 2005
Suzanne Brooks performs in Isleton Multicultural Event

Saturday, September 3, 2005
The Jazz Generation performs in Wonderful Productions’ Multicultural Wedding Showcase at the California State Fair.

Friday, September 2, 2005
The Jazz Generation performs in “Q’s Juke Joint” A Sacramento Musical Showcase@ The Plantation Restaurant, 1022 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento. Special guests at the event will include A/R Representatives, Record Label Exec’s, Producers, Promoters, Club Owners and more.

August 13, 2005
World Arts Program 2nd Saturday Art Exhibition: The Jazz Generation performs alone and as support for World Arts vocal students, 4104 Martin Luther King Blvd., Sacramento, CA

July 16, 2005
Featured Artists, Capital City Artists Collective Workshop, 4320 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento,

July 9, 2005
World Arts Program 2nd Saturday Art Exhibition: The Jazz Generation performed alone and as support for World Arts vocal students, 4104 Martin Luther King Blvd., Sacramento, CA

June 21 to September 2, 2005
“The Savvy Singer,” class teaching vocals and the business of showbusiness, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:30 to 3:00pm. For youth ages 8 to 22, World Arts Summer Youth Program of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission: Suzanne Brooks serves as faculty and developed class curriculum with visiting musicians, including Rolin Shafer and Skip Murphy of The Jazz Generation for Summer Youth program

June 11, 2005
Gaffers Global Arts Film Festival, Los Angeles, at dinner

June 4, 2005
GaffersGlobal Arts Film Festival, Rancho Cordova Marriott, afternoon performance with the Rolin Shafer and at evening dinner

May 27-29, 2005
Three day series of The Jazz Generation @ The Clarion featured noted conga/percussionist Kamau Mensah and well known guitarrist Rick Zamora along with Brooks, Shafer, Murphy and Lentine—the regular members of the ensemble.

March 5, 2006
20th Founding Anniversary of Women of Color Day/15th Anniversary of Women of Color Day in California.
Ben Ali Shrine, 3262 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento, CA

Friday, March 4, 2005
Jazz West presented The Jazz Generation,
Friday Nights at The Persian Garden Restaurant, 1596 Howe Avenue, Sacramento.
2 Shows: 6:30pm and 9:30

Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 9:30 pm to Midnight
Arden Arcade MARDI GRAS JAM SESSION with Jazz Generation and Friends @ The Persian Garden Restaurant,

Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 6:30 pm
Arden Arcade MARDI GRAS event: Buffet & Show @ at The Persian Garden Restaurant,
1596 Howe Avenue, Sacramento. Jazz West presents The Jazz Generation's
"Great Women of Jazz"
--
a narrated, musical history of women in jazz from 1890 to 1990, with complementary dance/vocals by members of Capital City Artists' Collective. This is the second performance of "Great Women of Jazz" which premiered on November 20, 2004 and has received great attention and excellent reviews.

Friday, January 28, 2005
Jazz West presented The Jazz Generation,
Friday Nights at The Persian Garden Restaurant, 1596 Howe Avenue, Sacramento.
2 Shows: 6:30pm and 9:30 . This will also be a CD Release Party for newest CD by Suzanne Brooks.



2004 EVENTS

Saturday, December 25, 2004
Jazz West presents The Jazz Generation and   "A Jazzy Christmas Dinner" at The Persian Garden Restaurant,
1596 Howe Avenue, Sacramento:  Dinner with Live Jazz and Songs of the Season. A bit of audience participation too.

October 22 to December 19, 2004
in The Vagina Monologues,
The Geery Theatre, 22nd and L Streets, Sacramento

November 13, 2004
Live Jazz Vocals with Rolin Shafer, Keyboardist
Starbucks, 35th Street & Broadway:
Starbucks Coffee Company
3434 Broadway, Sacramento 95817

Saturday, November 20, 2004
Saturday, November 20, 6pm -10pm
MAKING THINGS GROW
Honoring Achievement - Joyfully Remembering the Past,
Sharing So Others Can Live - 1st Annual Thanksgiving Fundraiser Event Benefitting Sacramento Area Non-profit Organizations including Lutheran Social Services,
Capital City Artists’ Collective and Gentlemen's Black-Owned Business Association which is working to establish a residential facility for people with multiple sclerosis.
AWARDS TO PEOPLE WHO “MAKE THINGS GROW” - Honorees will include Phil Goldvarg (posthumously) & Luna’s Cafe. The World Premiere of "GREAT WOMEN OF JAZZ":Music & History Live by THE JAZZ GENERATION - ALSO ON THE PROGRAM: Music by Capital City Artists’ Collective At BEN ALI SHRINE, 3262 Marysville Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95615
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