Michael Stocker, playing stand-up bass at a recent jam, is heading up a jazz revival at the Papermill Creek Saloon.   Sasha Landauer

Michael Stocker spends his days lobbying to reduce human-generated noise in the ocean, but last Monday night, he was whipping up an audience during a jazz jam at the Papermill Creek Saloon. 

“The area is trying to build a jazz scene—it’s been trying for many years,” a San Rafael resident said. “Michael is . . .

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