The Sacramento Classic Jazz Messengers

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Video clip from the 2019 Roseville Jazz Festival
Recorded May 26, 2019 at Roseville Theatre, Roseville, CA.

"Rosewood" by Woody Shaw.
Recorded June 3, 2016 at Shine Sacramento.


"My Funny Valentine" by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.
Recorded June 3, 2016 at Shine Sacramento.


"The Gamemaster" by Mat Marucci.
Recorded February 2, 2016 at CapRadio Studio.

Below is the pre-text and a link to our full interview as recorded on CapRadio February 2, 2016!  Each band member has a chance to speak!   Thank you to all the folks at CapRadio!:

In the 1960s, drummer and bandleader Art Blakey revolutionized the music scene with his Jazz Messengers, a rotating cast of allstars with a group-sound that defined an era.

Now, the Sacramento Classic Jazz Messengers are delivering their own version of this historic sound. Led by trumpeter Chet Chwalik, the sextet includes acclaimed local musicians Darius Babazadeh on saxophone, Al Bent on trombone, Brenden Lowe on piano, Kerry Kashiwagi on bass, and Mat Marucci on drums.

Catching these guys live in a local club is a hot ticket, since their performances are rare. But we managed to snag them for an afternoon here at CapRadio. After recording several of their tunes, they answered questions posed by CapRadio jazz music director Gary Vercelli.

          Interview (12:40)

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Thank you to all the folks at CapRadio!

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