August 2016

Right now I'm flying to New Orleans for round 2 of the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Camp. I'm really looking forward to this second session, and I'm reminding myself to take a lot more photos this time. This summer has been a whirlwind of activity that will continue through the end of this month but more on that later.

Cubs at Cline

Ray Skjelbred and His Cubs
l - r: Ray Skjelbred, Clint Baker, Katie Cavera, Jeff Hamilton, & Kim Cusack.
Photo by Barbara Sully

July kicked off with a very successful tour with Ray Skjelbred and his Cubs. This was our third year of touring the Bay Area in July so I suppose it's a tradition now. That's fine by me! Highlights included The Cline Wine Festival, Friday night at Cafe Borrone's, and playing the Bootlegger's Ball on Saturday night where we had an expanded band that included Marc Caparone on Cornet and Marty Eggers on Bass. It was great seeing so many friends and fans of our little band, and I'm looking forward to playing the Hot Jazz Jubilee in Sacramento over Labor Day weekend with them. For info on the Jazz Jubilee please visitvisit:

This month will be non-stop for me! Once I finish teaching at the New Orleans Jazz Camp, I'll fly to Bix Fest (Iowa) where I'll play with a new band: The Rock Island Roustabouts. Then I'll be home for a few days before heading up to the Bay Area to perform with Vaud and the Villains. We'll be at the Chapel on Friday August 12th and then we have two sets at the San Jose Jazz Festival on Saturday August 13th. I'll stick around one extra day and play the San Jose Jazz Festival on Sunday with an all-star New Orleans band led by Clint Baker. It's going to be a fun weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!
– Katie

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