Weekly newspaper of Three Rivers, California, and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks

Dixie Dominus from Fremont (Calif.) Christian School made their first appearance at Jazzaffair and set a high standard for a youth band.(Click arrows for additional photos.)Stardust Cowboys, a western swing band from Northern California and also making an inaugural appearance at Jazzaffair, honored music icons Bob Wills and Roy Rogers, proving that cowboys love jazz too. Blue Street Jazz Band from Fresno have played every Jazzaffair for more than three decades and reunited at Jazzaffair 2017 with their original lineup.Titan Hot Seven Jazz Band from Oceanside, Calif., has been bringing their own brand of classic jazz to the Jazzaffair stages for more than a decade.Tom Rigney (right) and Flambeau of San Francisco is now a Jazzaffair mainstay and lends an eclectic mix of Cajun, zydeco, and rhythm and blues.Renowned jazz musician Bob Draga (left) is on stage for his annual jam session with Reedley River Rats.

Jazzaffair No. 44

When the foothills come alive with the sound of music


This year’s Jazzaffair was held Friday through Sunday, April 7-9, amid intermittent rain showers that gave way to a beautiful clear day on Sunday. The photos depict some of the highlights from the 2017 festival...