Presenting The Fourth Annual Jammies…

Continuing our commitment to young musicians

SN&R, in conjunction with the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts and LEED, is proud to present the fourth-annual Jammies, a two-night benefit concert showcasing the Sacramento area’s best high-school musicians and raising funds for music-education programs in area high schools.

The Jammies program celebrates both individual and group performances in a wide assortment of musical genres. The February 11 Night of Contemporary Music at the Crest Theater highlights the area’s best in alternative, pop, punk, metal, folk and blues music. The February 18 Evening of Classical Music features classical and traditional music that includes symphonic, musical theater, jazz, choral, and solo performances.

In recognition of the enormous contribution made by our music educators, we are presenting the fourth-annual Award for Outstanding Contributions to High School Music Education. Craig Faniani of Rio Americano is being honored at the February 18 concert with a VIP reception and the presentation of this award (see page 19). The success of the Rio Americano AM Jazz Ensemble is a testament to the essential role played by music educators, who guide and inspire young musicians as they discover their calling.

By providing a stage and a spotlight to recognize the considerable gifts and accomplishments of these young musicians, we hope to provide the critical support these musicians need while raising awareness of the funding crises faced by the music-education programs upon which these students rely.