JazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host (free and open to the public) Jazz @ the Library, Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin). *(This month's event will be held on the 2nd Tuesday.)
This month's presentation will feature Big Band Jazz of the 30s, 40s & 50s, with the Hal Magnie Big Band, directed by Bill Butts - a retired educator/trumpeter from Hanford. The original band was formed back in 1952 and most of Fresno's best jazz musicians have paid their dues playing in the group. All of the arrangements were penned by pianist Al Harkins, who was one of the original members. Tonight's presentation/lecture will be led by music educator/trombonist Les Nunes.
This evening promises to take you on a nostalgic roller coaster ride back to the glory days of Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Charlie Barnet, and others - featuring live musicians! This event promises to be a lively affair, so get your seats early!
Year four of the Milestones Youth Jazz Workshop is here, and there are some exciting changes! The program is now located in a single location at 3385 E. Shields in Fresno and includes 60-seat and 200-seat performance/rehearsal spaces, a fenced parking area and a number of other amenities. Best of all, the facility is less than a mile from both Freeways 168 and 41, making it centrally located for the majority of Milestones participants. The new facility offers the opportunity to expand programs and the plan is to offer vocal jazz, Latin jazz and a community jazz band (for adults) in addition to Milestones regular jazz ensemble program. You can learn more about the Milestones Youth Jazz programs at the following links:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015
9 am - 3 pm 3385 E. Shields, Fresno
- $50 in advance, $60 at the door for JazzFresno, CMEA and CAJ members
- $60 in advance, $65 at the door for non- members; includes JazzFresno membership for new members only
- $20 Students in advance
- $25 Students day of conference
Register for the conference at the link below, then return to this page use the link to pay for your registration. If you would prefer to write a check, please make payable to JazzFresno and mail to: JazzFresno, PO Box 26071, Fresno, CA 93729
Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at venues throughout North Fresno
JazzFresno is proud to announce JazzHop North, a monthly series designed to promote local jazz (& assorted other styles) at various venues throughout North Fresno, on the third Thursday of every month.
Come out on Thursday, August 20th and support the local jazz scene!
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.