Musical merry-go-round at Jazz Festival
Brette Alana Stout, 14, left, plays the trumpet with the Vaca Jazz Society Youth Jazz Big Band during the Vacaville Jazz Festival in downtown Vacaville, Saturday. The three-day festival includes jazz music downtown and at Nut Tree Plaza. The Vaca Jazz Society Youth Jazz Big Band features about 30 musicians. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)
VACAVILLE — The clock was ticking for Keith Stout.
He had just completed a 75-minute performance with the Vallejo Community Band at the Vacaville Jazz Festival he organizes.
A woman approached him with questions about where a certain artist would be performing during the festival.
He chatted with her while he packed his trumpet and wiped sweat off his brow. He was going home for more gear and a shower. His Alive Music Orchestra was set to perform in less than two hours.
“It’s a merry-go-round of music,” he said.
That it is. Continue Reading