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Our Mission

T.R.A.D. J.A.S.S. is a non-profit corporation founded to preserve, promote and perpetuate Traditional Ragtime and Dixieland Jazz music.  And of course Strutting is strongly encouraged too!

About T.R.A.D. J.A.S.S.

The Traditional Ragtime And Dixieland Jazz Appreciation & Strutters Society (or T.R.A.D. J.A.S.S.) was formed in 1985 to preserve, perpetuate and promote live performance of America's classic early jazz and ragtime music. The Society presents live Dixieland jazz on the first Sunday afternoon of every month at the Santa Rosa Moose Lodge located at 3559 Airway Drive in Santa Rosa, CA.  A different headliner band is showcased each month, along with as many as six informal jam sessions that feature local musicians.  This is the music of old New Orleans, from the days of Storyville, the hot dance music of the Roaring 20's, of ragtime and blues, the works of giants like Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Kid Ory, Jelly Roll Morton and Bay Area legends such as Lu Watters and Turk Murphy.  Listeners and dancers alike will find something to delight their musical senses at every meeting (event).  Classic dance steps like the Lindy, Balboa and Charleston come alive again at T.R.A.D. J.A.S.S. events.  Listeners and dancers of all ages feel right at home.  So if you like the toe-tapping, upbeat and happy sounds of this uniquely American music, then T.R.A.D. J.A.S.S. is the place for you!  Strutters are welcome!

Musicians Welcome

As many as seven "Jam" sets begin at 1:00 PM with the last set ending at 4:30 PM.  While all jammers are welcome, those who call or e-mail ahead of time will receive first consideration.  Musicians who want to play should call David Slater @ 707-573-9226 or email

Please leave a message with YOUR NAME, THE INSTRUMENT YOU PLAY AND ANY TIME RESTRICTIONS YOU HAVE.  You must leave a message by the Friday preceeding the event at T.R.A.D.J.A.S.S. on Sunday-NO EXCEPTIONS. IF YOU DO NOT CALL AND SIMPLY SHOW UP, WE WILL TRY TO FIT YOU IN AT OUR DISCRETION.

Additional information such as suggested tunes and past jammers can be found in the Songs and Sets page and our quarterly Newsletter.

Our next guest artist:

August 5th, 2018

Mission Gold Jazz Band

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(view Calendar or Trad Jass News Letter for details)

Come check out our NEW T.R.A.D.J.A.S.S. venue:


3559 Airway Drive

Santa Rosa, CA  95403

(707) 546-0637

Click here for MAP

Santa Rosa Moose Lodge is equipt with a 3,220 square foot hall with a capacity of 254 people. Come check it out and let us know what you think!


When coming from the South to Santa Rosa, continue North on Highway 101 to exit 492 at the North end of town.

Stay in the right hand lane and turn right immediately, crossing over the 101 freeway.

Go straight through the intersection at the stop light.

You will pass Kmart on the right side, also passing our old venue, Ellington Hall.

Turn right at the next intersection, which is Airway Drive.

The Santa Rosa Moose Hall is the second building on your left.

Parking is available next to the hall.


Last modified: 07/17/18