Paul Hanson with the Clovis HS Jazz Ensembles, and The Experience
Wednesday October 22, 2014
Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall
7:00 p.m. - $8.00 general; $5.00 students
Jazz bassoonist Paul Hanson (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Wayne Shorter, Medeski Martin & Wood, Bob Weir’s RATDOG) will be the special guest artist with the Clovis High School Jazz Ensembles "A" & "B" and the Clark Intermediate Jazz Band (directed by Les Nunes) with very special guests, "The Experience."
Paul Hanson’s musical journey is a testament of fearless dedication to craft and creativity. Over the last 20 years, Paul has rewritten the rulebook and set new standards for what is possible on this most classical of woodwind instruments. As one reviewer puts it, “But he simply transcends technique to a point where the listener no longer has in mind that it’s a BASSOON that he’s playing.” His explorations have transcended limitations and created new possibilities-all while making music of the highest quality. Paul’s repertoire encompasses musical aspects of all modern styles of improvised music. From his roots as an award-winning classical bassoonist and jazz saxophonist - Paul has sought to expand the lexicon of the bassoon while creating a unique musical voice.
1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Sundays of the Month at Tokyo Garden
Since 2003, local jazz fans and musicians have had a home at one of Fresno's longtime restaurants and independent music venues, Tokyo Garden, located at 1711 Fulton Street in downtown Fresno.
On the first Sunday of every month, local pianist and jazz educator Craig Von Berg hosts a jam session with his trio, featuring John Lauffenburger on bass and Brian Hamada on drums. On the second Sunday, bassist Richard Giddens leads the sessions - occasionally featuring guest artists and touring groups. On the third Sunday of the month, jazz guitarist and director of Jazz Studies at Fresno City College, Mike Dana hosts the session with his band. On the fourth Sunday of the month the jam is hosted by pianist David Aus. The sessions begin at 6:00pm.
Every Sunday at Ooi Japanese Cuisine
Local jazz educator, trombonist and occasional vocalist Les Nunes heads the lineup for the Sunday evening jazz jam sessions held weekly at Ooi Japanese Cuisine, located at 840 Herndon Ave., Clovis, CA 93612.
A rotating cadre of the area's best rhythm section players anchors the proceedings for the evening, and participation is highly encouraged. The music begins at 6:00pm.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - Woodward Park Regional Library
JazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host (free and open to the public) Jazz at the Library on Tuesday November 18th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin).
This months presentation is: “Marguth Sings Mercer.” Join jazz vocalist Karen Marguth as she celebrates the life and lyrics of Johnny Mercer, one of America’s most prolific and highly respected lyricists. Karen will share some of her favorite Mercer tunes, “Blues in the Night,” “I‘m Old Fashioned”, and “Come Rain or Come Shine” among them, and the stories behind them. You won’t want to miss this journey down the Great American Songbook highway!
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