Sierra Jazz Society
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The Sierra Jazz Society has been a labor of love for Bill Douglass and Nora Nausbaum for many years now. Nora has passed the torch and now a new team of music lovers will keep the Sierra Jazz Society happening. Check back for more news or sign up for the mailing list and we’ll keep you posted on upcoming events. Jazz LIVES!

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The Sierra Jazz Society is a California 501C3 non profit organization dedicated to Jazz education, presentation and promotion in Nevada County and the surrounding areas.  

Jazz News

Jazz Heavies Celebrate Bill Douglass & Nora Nausbaum with Pioneer Park Concert August 1, 2021

FOR RELEASE JUNE ??, 2021 For more information contact Matt Langley. 207 337 2375 matthewclangley@gmail.com Jazz heavies including Beth Duncan, Clairdee, Ken French and John Girton will perform a free concert in Nevada City’s Pioneer park on Sunday August 1st, 2021 from 6-9PM. The concert will be a celebration of Bill Douglass’ and Nora Nausbaum’s …

Bill Douglass, Bassist & former Artistic Director of the Sierra Jazz Society

Bill Douglass was the artistic director of the Sierra Jazz Society from its inception, around 2005, until sometime in early 2020. Bill is renowned in the Bay Area and the Sierras as a fine bass player and bamboo flute player. I’ve never had the pleasure of making music with Bill but we’ve met and talked …