High Sierra Jazz Band

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS

Three Rivers, California at the entrance to the Sequoia National Park is a long way from New Orleans, but it’s home to The High Sierra Jazz Band. Listeners to the band can focus on the stage, close their eyes and be transported into Preservation Hall on Bourbon Street to listen to authentic Dixieland jazz. The High Sierra Jazz Band has been together with mostly original members since it first performed in 1976. This traditional, hot-jazz band will kick off this year’s edition of the annual Lacey in Tune outdoor concert series. With a honky-tonk piano played in the style of Jelly Roll Morton plus traditional banjo, drums and a brass section of cornet, euphonium, trumpet, trombone and tuba, the band will have listeners marching in the park. High Sierra Jazz Band’s latest album is appropriately titled 40 Years and Counting. Following its appearance at Lacey in Tune, it’ll play the 27th-annual America’s Classic Jazz Festival, June 22-25 at Saint Martin’s University.

What: High Sierra Jazz Band

Where: Huntamer Park,
629 Woodland Square Loop SE, Lacey

When: noon Wednesday, June 21

How much: free

Learn more: 360-491-0857 | High Sierra Jazz Band