Auchestra – The Jazz Auchestra is made up of some of Sacramento’s finest trad and swing musicians. Over the years, each member has traveled across the country and the seas playing for lindy exchanges, jazz festivals, cruises, and more. This band specializes in playing a versatile range of tightly orchestrated arrangements of exciting traditional jazz and swing favorites. The band draws upon the sounds of Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Lu Watters, Turk Murphy, Dukes of Dixieland, Bix Beiderbecke, Sidney Bechet, Kenny Ball, Tommy Dorsey, Jack Teagarden, as well as larger ensembles such as Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Lunceford, Matty Matlock, Dave Pell Octet, and many more. The Auchestra has also been known to play homage to bands that were once well-known in the Sacramento region, but are now defunct. These include sounds from the River City Stomperz, Wooden Nickel, Petaluma Paddle-wheelers, Dave Pell Octet, Bill Bachmann’s American Heritage Jazz Band, Jim Maihack, and others.