Jammies Event Hosts and Producers

Evening of Classical Music

Julian Dixon (Host)

Tuba player Julian C. Dixon, from San Francisco, was classically trained at San Francisco State and Boston University. He has performed with a variety of chamber ensembles and orchestras in venues all across North America and overseas, including the Tokyo Disneyland and the stages of Carnegie Hall. Presently, he is principal tuba of the Sacramento Philharmonic, the Sacramento Opera and Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra. Mr. Dixon is also very active in our community as the director of education and community engagement for the Sacramento Philharmonic and a faculty member of Sacramento State’s music department, teaching the tuba studio and serving as director of Down in the Valley: A Festival of Tuba and Euphonium.

Tom Vannucci (Producer)

Tom Vannucci’s background in the entertainment industry is supported by 25 years of varied experience. A degree in theater and production led Vannucci into choreographing, directing, writing and subsequently creative conceptualizing at the professional level. As he expanded his knowledge in film, television and entertainment areas, he moved into large-scale productions for high-profile clients.

Vannucci’s career has been strengthened by accolades from his peers and industry professionals. His directorial, conceptual and choreographic theatricality has garnished him awards for Mystic Rhythms at Tokyo DisneySea, Jesus Christ Superstar at Performance Riverside, and most recently Jurassic Park Institute Tour for Thinkwell Design and Production, among others.

Vannucci has directed, written, created, cast and choreographed shows and special events for Paramount, Fox Broadcasting, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros., Universal Studios, MGM, Comedy Central and Buena Vista Home Video, to name a few. Most recently, he has filled the role of creative director of Entertainment for Maloof Sports & Entertainment.

Night of Contemporary Music

Danny Secretion (Host)

The Knockoffs, the Secretions, drummer, singer, guitar player. These are the many hats of Danny Secretion. The two-time Sammies hall-of-famer has been a vital part of Sacramento punk rock since 1991. As drummer of the Secretions, he has numerous North American and West Coast tours under his pyramid-studed belt. He’s also made the rounds as drummer for local punk icons the Groovie Ghoulies, toured worldwide as lead guitarist for Kepi Ghoulie, and gone it acoustically alone up and down the West Coast. Currently, when he’s not busy heading up his own independent record label, Drool City Music, he’s bassist for Captain 9’s & the Knickerbocker Trio. You can also catch him doing solo sets, and, as always, oozing sounds with the Secretions.

Jerry Perry (Producer)

A mainstay in the scene for more than 30 years, Jerry Perry’s tenure began in the 1980s with an all-ages venue called the Vortex. Gen-Xers will remember vividly his next venture, the Cattle Club, a Folsom Boulevard show haven that brought about the likes of Cake, the Deftones and Far, among others, and attracting national acts such as No Doubt, Weezer, Green Day and Nirvana. Perry was also the founder of the now defunct Alive & Kicking, a free monthly publication dedicated specifically to the burgeoning local scene he helped foster.

These days, Perry can be found collaborating with the Downtown Sacramento Partnership on the Friday Night Concerts in the Park series at Cesar Chavez Plaza, as well as booking local and touring acts at Old Ironsides, Sacramento’s oldest established bar.