Jim Roberson, Drummer and former President of Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society has passed.

Jim Roberson, June 4, of pulmonary thrombosis, in California. He loved and played music for over sixty years, most recently with Dr. Bach and the Jazz Practitioners, and at monthly Jazz Sunday meetings of the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society. He began playing in the casinos of Reno and Lake Tahoe in the early sixties. He appeared with many  great musicians including Stan Kenton, Johnny Richards, Ben Tucker, and Bob Ringwald. In South Carolina he served on the boards of the Hilton Head Jazz Society, and the Dixieland Jazz Society of the Low Country.

After a return to his native California he became a prominent member of the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society and served as it’s President from 2008-2010. He has since been treasurer of the society utilizing his experience as a California Certified Public Accountant. He was a member of the Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation Board.

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