Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at venues throughout the Tower District and Downtown Fresno
JazzFresno is proud to announce JazzHop, a monthly series designed to promote local jazz (& assorted other styles) at various venues throughout the Tower District and downtown Fresno area, on the first Thursday of every month.
Come out on Thursday, August 7th and support the local jazz scene!
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JazzFresno is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting jazz in the Central San Joaquin Valley through education and performance. The organization is made up of hundreds of passionate jazz lovers like you, who want to help support the organization's many programs and see the Valley's jazz scene flourish. You can become a part of JazzFresno today with your membership donation. Your contribution helps support events and activities that enrich the Valley's jazz community, and as a member, you also get special benefits, such as discounts at JazzFresno and other local jazz events. Being a member of JazzFresno also has other rewards, such as:
• Discounted tickets at all JazzFresno events
• Discounts at other events such as the San Joaquin Valley Jazz Festival
• News and updates on upcoming jazz events and activities
Join JazzFresno today with your gift of support. Membership levels start at just $25.00.
Annual JazzFresno Membership Levels:
Basic / Individual : $25.00
T-Shirt & 1 Logo Item: $100.00
T-Shirt & 2 Concert Tickets: $250.00
T-Shirt & 2 Season Tickets: $500.00
All the above plus MORE!! $550.00 +
Choose the desired membership level below, and make your payment by PayPal!
Or, if you prefer, please download and print out our membership form, and send your donation to:
JazzFresno (attn: membership)
P.O. Box 26071
Fresno, CA 93729
Thank you for your generous support of JazzFresno and the local jazz community!
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.
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.
Registration for year two of the Milestones Youth Jazz Workshop school-year program is now in progress! This year, the program features two new directors for the intermediate program: Eva Scow and Otto Lee.
Eva Scow is a well-known musician on the local scene. She was on the faculty for our summer program and was a big hit with students and parents alike. Ms. Scow brings an enthusiasm for the music and a passion for teaching kids that is contagious.
Joining Ms. Scow in working with our intermediate students is Otto Lee. Mr. Lee is another fixture on the local jazz scene who is highly regarded for his improv skills. He has a master’s degree in music performance and is a veteran of the CSU Fresno Jazz Band 'A'. Mr. Lee will also be leading the jazz ensemble at Fresno Pacific University this year.
Not to be forgotten, our advanced directors, Brian Hamada and Larry Honda, are back for another year! Two of the area's most highly regarded jazz musicians and educators, they are making plans for another year of great jazz.
Another exciting change to the program is the addition of a "jazz theory" component. In addition to a 90-minute ensemble rehearsal, Milestones students will also take part in a 30-minute jazz theory class each week. You can learn more about the Milestones program on the project website at MilestonesJazz.org.