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SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA

Sacramento Music Festival: An Exploration of Jazz Styles

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Program #17280RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
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Itinerary for May 22 — May 28, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hawthorn Suites hotel is located near Discovery Park off Interstate 5 with easy access to downtown.

Contact info:
321 Bercut Drive
Sacramento, CA 95814 USA
phone: 916-441-1200
web: www.hawthorn.com/hotels/california/sacramento/hawthorn-suites-by-wyndham-sacramento/hotel-overview

Room amenities: Rooms offer free Wi-Fi, and a kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave.

Facility amenities: Get active with a workout in the fitness center or sport court, and unwind at the daily ‘Happy Hour’ in the lounge with live musical entertainment on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. Take advantage of the airport shuttle, business services, guest laundry facilities and free parking.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for pricing.
Please contact the hotel at 916-441-1200 for room rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Wednesday, May 22 - Welcome to the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee!
Afternoon: Registration and no host hotel happy hour.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Evening: Orientation to the Sacramento Music Festival!

Lodging: Hawthorn Suites Sacramento

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hawthorn Suites hotel is located near Discovery Park off Interstate 5 with easy access to downtown.

Contact info:
321 Bercut Drive
Sacramento, CA 95814 USA
phone: 916-441-1200
web: www.hawthorn.com/hotels/california/sacramento/hawthorn-suites-by-wyndham-sacramento/hotel-overview

Room amenities: Rooms offer free Wi-Fi, and a kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave.

Facility amenities: Get active with a workout in the fitness center or sport court, and unwind at the daily ‘Happy Hour’ in the lounge with live musical entertainment on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. Take advantage of the airport shuttle, business services, guest laundry facilities and free parking.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for pricing.
Please contact the hotel at 916-441-1200 for room rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Thursday, May 23 - Jazz Presentations Prepare Us for the Jubilee; Wh...
Jazz Presentations Prepare Us for the Jubilee; Where did the Kazoo come from anyway?

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Today we'll begin our preparations for the upcoming musical festivities! Several presentations have been created exclusively for our group to prepare us thoroughly for a great Jazz learning experience. We'll begin with Jazz Vocalists of the 20's and 30's. We will be introduced to our instructors who will provide a musical introduction to Jazz.

Lunch: At the hotel

Afternoon: Our teaching group will present a Tribute to Walter Donaldson followed by the History of the Kazoo. Ever wanted to try Kazooing? Then take some free time to relax and visit with your fellow travellers. The hotel will offer a no host happy hour prior to dinner.

Dinner: At the hotel

Lodging: Hawthorn Suites Sacramento

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hawthorn Suites hotel is located near Discovery Park off Interstate 5 with easy access to downtown.

Contact info:
321 Bercut Drive
Sacramento, CA 95814 USA
phone: 916-441-1200
web: www.hawthorn.com/hotels/california/sacramento/hawthorn-suites-by-wyndham-sacramento/hotel-overview

Room amenities: Rooms offer free Wi-Fi, and a kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave.

Facility amenities: Get active with a workout in the fitness center or sport court, and unwind at the daily ‘Happy Hour’ in the lounge with live musical entertainment on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. Take advantage of the airport shuttle, business services, guest laundry facilities and free parking.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for pricing.
Please contact the hotel at 916-441-1200 for room rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Friday, May 24 - A Tribute to Vaudeville and Jubilee Cabarets Open...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: We'll begin by reviewing the daily festival performance schedule, offering recommendations, discussing highlights and the various types of performances available, and giving explanation of the shuttle bus system within the festival site and logistics of getting to and around the festival.

Our teaching staff will provide a Tribute to Vaudeville Music.

Lunch: A buffet lunch will be served at the hotel.

Afternoon: Shuttles will take you from the hotel to the festival site. Performance sites open at 1:30PM, and you'll have decisions to make as to which ones to attend! The afternoon holds many options for you! Catch a festival shuttle back to the hotel when you are ready.

Dinner: Back at your hotel, the hotel will provide a no host happy hour followed by a buffet dinner.

Evening: Discussion of today’s performance highlights, with a Q&A session with our Jazz Experts. Then relax and enjoy this evening’s entertainment.

Lodging: Hawthorn Suites Sacramento

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hawthorn Suites hotel is located near Discovery Park off Interstate 5 with easy access to downtown.

Contact info:
321 Bercut Drive
Sacramento, CA 95814 USA
phone: 916-441-1200
web: www.hawthorn.com/hotels/california/sacramento/hawthorn-suites-by-wyndham-sacramento/hotel-overview

Room amenities: Rooms offer free Wi-Fi, and a kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave.

Facility amenities: Get active with a workout in the fitness center or sport court, and unwind at the daily ‘Happy Hour’ in the lounge with live musical entertainment on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. Take advantage of the airport shuttle, business services, guest laundry facilities and free parking.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for pricing.
Please contact the hotel at 916-441-1200 for room rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Saturday, May 25 - Private Jazz Lecture and Performance; Jubilee Pa...
Private Jazz Lecture and Performance; Jubilee Parade; Jubilee Cabarets of Choice.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: One of our jazz instructors will discuss Ragtime Revival Pianists and their style. Following this presentation catch the festival shuttles to the Old Sacramento streets to enjoy the Jubilee Parade.

Lunch: Make your choices with your Festival Bucks from the approved food vendors list.

Afternoon: Use your special pass to head off to the Musician's Hospitality Room. Be sure to check the opening times! With your special permit, you can mingle and chat with "off-duty" musicians and find out how they create their special magic, or just mingle and chat. Listen to the tales, then take in other Festival Cabarets of your choice.

Dinner: Join your fellow Road Scholars at the no host happy hour followed by a buffet dinner at the hotel.

Evening: After dinner discussion of today’s performance highlights, and another Q&A session. Then relax and enjoy this evening’s entertainment.

Lodging: Hawthorn Suites Sacramento

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hawthorn Suites hotel is located near Discovery Park off Interstate 5 with easy access to downtown.

Contact info:
321 Bercut Drive
Sacramento, CA 95814 USA
phone: 916-441-1200
web: www.hawthorn.com/hotels/california/sacramento/hawthorn-suites-by-wyndham-sacramento/hotel-overview

Room amenities: Rooms offer free Wi-Fi, and a kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave.

Facility amenities: Get active with a workout in the fitness center or sport court, and unwind at the daily ‘Happy Hour’ in the lounge with live musical entertainment on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. Take advantage of the airport shuttle, business services, guest laundry facilities and free parking.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for pricing.
Please contact the hotel at 916-441-1200 for room rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Sunday, May 26 - Private Lecture and Performance; Choice of Cabare...
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at hotel.

Morning: Presentation and Lecture on Tribute to Frank Loesser. Catch the festival shuttles fo enjoy the Jubilee Cabarets of your choice.

Lunch: Use your festival bucks to pick a food choice.

Afternoon: Check out those special Cabarets you’ve been hearing about from your fellow group members! Tough choices to make! Return via the festival shuttles on your own schedule.

Dinner: A no host happy hour at the hotel is followed by a buffet dinner in our meeting space.

Evening: Questions are welcomed by our Jazz Experts – and after today’s performances, you probably have a number of them! Discuss today’s highlights, then relax and enjoy this evening’s entertainment.

Lodging: Hawthorn Suites Sacramento

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hawthorn Suites hotel is located near Discovery Park off Interstate 5 with easy access to downtown.

Contact info:
321 Bercut Drive
Sacramento, CA 95814 USA
phone: 916-441-1200
web: www.hawthorn.com/hotels/california/sacramento/hawthorn-suites-by-wyndham-sacramento/hotel-overview

Room amenities: Rooms offer free Wi-Fi, and a kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave.

Facility amenities: Get active with a workout in the fitness center or sport court, and unwind at the daily ‘Happy Hour’ in the lounge with live musical entertainment on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. Take advantage of the airport shuttle, business services, guest laundry facilities and free parking.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for pricing.
Please contact the hotel at 916-441-1200 for room rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Monday, May 27 - Private Jazz Presentation; Jubilee Cabarets; Clos...
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Lecture on "Big Money In Jazz." The business of Jazz as seen from the perspective of professional musicians. Discussion involves highlights and career challenges of long time performers, as well as the "how-to" in supporting a successful show-biz career. Then off to the Festival again for those final must see performances.

Lunch: Use your Jubifestival bucks for the last time to enjoy some Festival food!

Afternoon: Check out those special Festival Cabarets you may have missed! Don’t forget the final ‘wind-down party’ at the last set!

Dinner: Join your fellow Jubilee Road Scholars at the no host happy hour at the hotel and then take another chance to chat with your fellow group members over dinner to compare notes, and plan for next year’s festivities!

Evening: After dinner discussion by our Group Leaders and Staff, and program-closing events – your “graduation”!

Lodging: Hawthorn Suites Sacramento

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Tuesday, May 28 - Breakfast, Goodbyes, and Departures
Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Goodbyes to new and old friends and independent departures. Thank You for joining us!!

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Sacramento, CA
Governor's Mansion State Historic ParkOriginally built by a hardware merchant in 1877, the mansion became California's Executive Mansion in 1903. The mansion is an example of Second Empire-Italianate architecture. The interior design reflects a mixture of tastes, ranging from the original Victorian builder through all the various governors and first ladies who lived there. Address: 1526 "H" Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 323-3047
For additional information, visit: www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=498
Old Town SacramentoExperience the Sacramento of the Gold Rush era. Enjoy museums, entertainment, restaurants, unique shops, and plenty of great places to stay at this National Registered Landmark and 28-acre State Historic Park, on the river, in downtown Sacramento. Address: Old Sacramento Visitor Center, 1002 Second Street, Sacramento, CA Phone: 916-442-8575
For additional information, visit: www.oldsacramento.com
Sacramento Convention CenterLocated in the heart of downtown, the Sacramento Convention Center includes 134,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, 31 meeting rooms, an outdoor garden terrace adjacent to an elegant 24,000-square-foot ballroom, and two separate 10,000-square-foot registration/pre-function areas. The complex also includes the 4,000-seat Memorial Auditorium and the 2,452-seat Community Center Theater. Address: 1301 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: 916-808-5291
For additional information, visit: www.sacramentoconventioncenter.com
Sutter's Fort State Historic ParkJohn Sutter established this outpost in 1839, and the park, restored to its 1846 appearance, aims to recapture the spirit of 19th-century California. Exhibits include a blacksmith's forge, cooperage, bakery, and jail — a self-guided audio tour is also available. Demonstrations and reenactments in costume are staged daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Address: 2701 L St, Sacramento, CA 95816 ( between K & L and 26th & 28th) Phone: 916-445-4422
For additional information, visit: www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=485

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Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
7 Performances

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