Education

Jazz @ the Library - Daniel Rosenboom Quartet

Hall Magnie BandJazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host (free and open to the public) Jazz @ the Library, Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin).

In times of social turmoil, artists of all kinds strive to respond with art that cuts through the noise and resonates with the collective spirit. In jazz and improvised music, this response often takes abstract form, flows from a sense of shared purpose, and manifests as a dynamic conversation between expressive artists. Burning Ghosts, the daring new album from the Daniel Rosenboom Quartet, is a prime example of an impassioned response to ubiquitous social injustice. In this presentation Daniel Rosenboom and his bandmates will discuss and demonstrate the concepts and methods that explicate why collective improvisation and challenging music is a potent response to the seemingly endless string of “bad news.”

The Daniel Rosenboom Quartet is: Daniel Rosenboom (trumpet); Jake Vossler (guitars); Richard Giddens (bass); Aaron McLendon (drums).

The group will also be performing a late night set at Veni Vidi Vici Tuesday evening at 10pm. (21+ over.)

JazzFresno presents 2007 Central Valley Jazz Educators' Conference

Jazz Ed Conference 2007 JazzFresno presents the first Central Valley Jazz Educators' Conference, Saturday September 15th at Kingsburg High School, from 8:00am till 3:00pm. The event will bring together vocal & instrumental jazz educators from Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Kings counties for a day of workshops, discussions and hands-on activities with top jazz educators from across California.

 

The featured vocal jazz clinicians are Kerry Marsh and Julia Dollison, from CSU Sacramento - both exciting performers and clinicians, at the very top of their field.  Vocal jazz topics will include: selecting music for your vocal jazz ensemble; an overview of vocal jazz literature; and vocal jazz improvisation.  Kerry & Julia are also outstanding composers and arrangers and this will be a rare local opportunity to see and hear the future of vocal jazz education.

 

Instrumental sessions will be led by Mike Dana, Paul Lucckesi, Larry Honda and Les Nunes. Topics will include a discussion on selecting music appropriate for the young jazz ensemble (featuring a reading band session), rhythm section fundamentals, technology and jazz education, and small group improvisation. Local music vendors will also have new products on display at the event. Registration is $50, and includes a continental breakfast and lunch for all participants.  The deadline for registration is September 10th, 2007.  (Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for on-site registration details). Music Ed students are encouraged to participate--student registration is $35).

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Jazz @ the Library - Great Moments In Jazz

Hall Magnie BandJazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host (free and open to the public) Jazz @ the Library, Tuesday, October 13, 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.)

Jazz @ the Library welcomes famed Jazz pianist Mark Levine, two time Grammy nominee, leader of the group Mark Levine and the Latin Tinge, as well as author of the canonized “The Jazz Piano Book.” The topic of Mark’s presentation will be “Great Moments in Jazz.”  Mark will be joined by Brian Hamada on drums, and Richard Giddens on bass.

Jazz @ the Library - Big Band Jazz of the 30s, 40s & 50s

Hall Magnie BandJazzFresno 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!

Jazz @ the Library - The Clave Connection: The Afro-Cuban influence on American Music

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - Woodward Park Regional Library

Rumba 32JazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host (free and open to the public) Jazz at the Library on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin).

Jazz educator and band leader Steve Alcalá will present the topic “The Clave Connection: The Afro-Cuban influence on American Music.”
Live music by the Rumba 32 Latin Ensemble.

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