Education

Jazz @ the Library - Jazz from Different Perspectives

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JazzFresno
and the Fresno County Public Libraries host (free and open to the public) Jazz @ the Library, Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin).

The Italian guitarists Eugenio Polacchini and Matteo Minozzi, Bruskers Guitar Duo, will present the topic “Jazz from Different Perspectives.” Two classical guitars and the jazz repertoire serve as a common ground for the renditions of the Bruskers Guitar Duo. They come from different backgrounds, classical for Eugenio and the modern music world for Matteo, and they combine their experience revisiting jazz standards as well as bossa nova and Brazilian music. Their repertoire also includes soundtracks and original compositions, always arranged with a unique style.

Jazz Camp Comes To Fresno!

Monday June 17, 2013 thru Saturday June 22, 2013


Tuition is $125 (before May 1)

 
Milestones Summer Jazz Day Camp

JazzFresno's Milestones Youth Jazz Workshop is proud to present Summer Jazz Day Camp right here in Fresno! The camp will take place on Monday, June 17 through Saturday, June 22 from 9 am to noon each day at Ahwahnee Middle School.

Summer Jazz Day Camp is for jazz musicians and aspiring jazz musicians alike, from those just entering middle school to those recently graduated from high school. A faculty of outstanding jazz educators and musicians will lead jazz combos and provide master classes and instruction in jazz theory and improvisation for kids playing at every level. All instruments are welcome, including strings!

Registration to the camp is limited to 56 kids. The cost to attend the camp is just $125 before May 1. More information, faculty bios and registration is available on the Milestones website.

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Jazz @ the Library - Comedy In Jazz

After Dinner Mints

JazzFresno
and the Fresno County Public Libraries host (free and open to the public) Jazz @ the Library, Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin) Fresno, CA 93720

The Valley's favorite jazz-blues-swing band, After Dinner Mints, will present a lecture/concert on "Comedy in Jazz.” This will be a toe-tapping belly-laughing evening you want to miss!

2011 Central Valley Jazz Educators Workshop - September 10, 2011

Bob AthaydeThe 2011 Central Valley Jazz Educators Workshop, presented by JazzFresno, will be held at Cherry Avenue Middle School, in Tulare, CA on Saturday September 10th, 2011 from 9:00 AM till 3:00 PM.  Celebrated SF Bay-Area jazz educator/performer Bob Athayde will be the featured clinician and will present educational workshops & demonstrations on a wide variety of jazz education topics. 


Registration is online only, available thru Monday Sept. 5.
After Monday Sept. 5th, walk-up registration is $60.
REGISTER EARLY!

Registration fees:

$40.00 (JazzFresno members)
$50.00 (non-JazzFresno members)
$25.00 (students)
$25.00 TKMEA sponsored only
Continental breakfast & lunch provided for all participants.

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2011 Central Valley Jazz Educators Workshop - Online Registration & Payment (ends Monday Sept. 5.)
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Jazz @ the Library - River City Swing: Memphis Jazz in the Post-WWII Era

Thad & Mel

JazzFresno
and the Fresno County Public Libraries host (free and open to the public) Jazz @ the Library, Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin).

Dr. Ray Briggs, ethnomusicologist and Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at California State University, Long Beach, will speak on the topic “River City Swing: Memphis Jazz in the Post-WWII Era,” drawn from his book on the history of jazz in Memphis (forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press). Often seen as the quintessential southern music city, Memphis, Tennessee has been celebrated as “Home of the Blues,” “The Birthplace of Rock and Roll” and a major source par excellence for soul music. This southern metropolis has stood historically as a mecca of musical innovation and creativity in the mid-south region. The jazz tradition in the city, however, has received scant attention. So impressed with the city’s prolific output of talented instrumentalists during its golden age of jazz (1940s-1950s), modern jazz icon Miles Davis once asked, “What were they doing down there when all them guys came through…?”

In response to this pressing question, this presentation will offer a brief overview of Memphis’ jazz legacy, with particular emphasis on the post-WWII era. In addition to highlighting significant individuals and their contributions to the local and national/international jazz scene, the session will uncover key connections between the jazz community and the city’s social and political infrastructure.

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