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Jazz Composers Orchestra

  The Jazz Composers Orchestra will perform its final concert of the year on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater in Fresno’s Tower District. Fans of the “JCO” know the band for its unique ability to blend adventurous and original new music with jazz standards and classics. This season’s concert continues that tradition, with music from jazz greats Horace Silver and Fats Waller, current and former JCO members Craig VonBerg and Mike Dana, along with jazz standards and music by the Rolling Stones! The Jazz Composers Orchestra is an all-star 18-piece ensemble directed by Mike Dana, head of the jazz studies program at Fresno City College. The roster (below) reads like a “who’s who” of jazz in the Valley. Members include music faculty at FCC, CSU Fresno, and many other valley schools. All play professionally as well, and have performed with an impressive lineup of jazz and pop artists. Members of the JCO include: Saxes: Josh Andree, John Ayala, Larry Honda, Paul Lucckesi, Steve Madden Trumpets: Bill Butts, Lisa Butts, Luis-Angel Gonzalez, Tom Lake, Mark Prather Trombones: Spencer Hannibal-Smith, Les Nunes, Eric Sherbon, Barbara Shinaver Piano: David Aus, Director, Guitar: Mike Dana, Bass: Richard Giddens, Drums: Joe Lizama, Tickets are priced at $24/general, $20/seniors or JazzFresno members, and $15/students. They are available at the Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater box office (1226 N. Wishon, just north of Olive in Fresno’s Tower District.) The box office phone is (559) 266-9494. Advance ticket purchases are highly recommended. Dinner and appetizers are available for purchase from 6:00 p.m. For additional information on the Jazz Composers Orchestra, please contact the director, Mike Dana, at: (559) 442-4600 ext, 8463, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  Location : Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater, 1266 N. Wishon
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