Education

Jazz @ the Library - Cal Tjader: The Man who Revolutionized Latin Jazz

crusaders

JazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host (free and open to the public) Jazz @ the Library, Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin).

Tony Manjarrez, educator and jazz vibraphonist, will talk on the topic “Cal Tjader: The Man who Revolutionized Latin Jazz.” Vibraphone player Cal Tjader is best known for his pioneering Latin jazz. He was as successful in mainstream jazz as in Latin jazz. Tony will examine the course of Tjader’s career, how he managed to gain the respect of his peers in Latin music, sell large numbers of records, and fill clubs, concert halls and jazz festivals. Tony will be joined by David Aus, piano; Adan Infante, bass; Ron Catalano, saxophone/flute; Tony Shogren, timbales; Guadelupe Flores, congas.

2015 Central Valley Jazz Educators Conference

jazz-ed-conf-2015-1

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015

9 am - 3 pm 3385 E. Shields, Fresno

DETAILS

  • $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

REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE

Jazz Educators Conference Registration

Jazz @ the Library - The History of the Jazz Crusaders

crusadersJazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host (free and open to the public) Jazz @ the Library, Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin).

Les Nunes, (CMEA) California Jazz Educator of the Year recipient for 2016, is putting together an all-star band of local musicians to pay tribute to the nearly 40 years of the history of the Crusaders. When they first started, the Crusaders were known as the Jazz Crusaders and then, when they moved to Los Angeles in the 1970’s, they dropped the word 'jazz' from their name. They had some of the best musicians of the time, such as Joe Sample on piano, Larry Carlton on guitar and Wayne Henderson on trombone. You are really going to enjoy the selection of tunes chosen as Les and the band work their way through the Crusaders' history and introduce you to the rich tradition they had. Les will also talk about the Crusaders' influences, and who they eventually influenced.

Milestones Summer Jazz Camp Is Back!



Milestones Summer Jazz Camp is back for year number three! The camp will take place on Monday, June 15 through Saturday, June 20 at Fresno Christian High School on the Peoples Church campus in Fresno.  

As in previous years, our faculty of outstanding jazz educators and musicians will lead jazz ensembles and provide master classes and instruction in jazz theory and improvisation for kids playing at every level. There are also some exciting additions to this year’s camp:  
    •    We’ve added an artist in residence in the phenomenal Gilbert Castellanos, one of the nation’s premier jazz trumpeters and a fixture on the Southern California jazz scene. Gilbert will spend four full days at the camp, giving him the opportunity to interact with every single participant!
    •    By popular demand, we will now offer a vocal jazz program, headed up by jazz vocalist extraordinaire Karen Marguth.
    •    New elective sessions will offer participants the opportunity to receive additional instruction in jazz improvisation or explore areas like jazz listening, jazz arranging, developing great practice skills and more!

The camp is for jazz musicians and aspiring jazz musicians alike, from those just entering middle school to college students 20 years and younger. For more information on Milestones Summer Jazz, check out the FAQ on the Milestones website.

Visit Milestones Youth Jazz at MilestonesJazz.org.

Jazz @ the Library - Oliver Nelson and the Abstract Truth

rickshawJazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host (free and open to the public) Jazz @ the Library, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin).

The topic for June’s Jazz @ the Library is “Oliver Nelson and the Abstract Truth.” LA bassist Rick Shaw will discuss the importance of Oliver Nelson’s seminal album “Blues and the Abstract Truth.” Rick will talk about the many musicians and composers this album influenced, the compositions themselves, the all-star musicians that played on the album, and the life of Oliver Nelson. Live music by Rick and stellar local jazz musicians John Ayala, Alto Sax; Larry Honda, Tenor Sax; Steve Dailey, Bari Sax; Mark Prather, Trumpet; Craig VonBerg, Piano; Joe Lizama, Drums. This will be a not to be missed presentation! Please join us.

Subcategories