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The Fresno City College Music Department will present four of its top jazz groups in a two-night concert series at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater in Fresno’s Tower District.

It has been a busy year for the FCC jazz program, with many successful concerts and festival performances. This jazz “double header” presents these outstanding musicians in a casual, jazz club setting—a perfect way to wrap up the school year.



 

Monday May 2, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater

$10 general / $8 JazzFresno members/seniors/students

 
FCC Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by George Ramirez. An all-star percussion section drives this exciting group, which was featured at the City Jazz Festival.

FCC Jazz Ensemble, directed by Mike Dana. This award-winning band recently performed with jazz legend Bob Sheppard, and is preparing for recording sessions later in May.

 

 

Tuesday May 3, 2011, 7:30 p.m. - Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater

$10 general / $8 JazzFresno members/seniors/students

FCC Jazz Combos, directed by Larry Honda. These small groups feature many of FCC’s top jazz players, performing original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards.

FCC Jazz Singers, directed by Julie and Mike Dana. The Jazz Singers have been featured on KSEE 24’s “We Are Fresno Live” show, and recently performed at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival.

 

 

The relaxed, informal setting at Roger Rocka’s makes it a great venue for jazz. In addition, dinner, appetizers, and beverages will be available from 6:00 p.m., making the two evenings even more of a celebration.

Admission for each night’s performance is $10 general, $8 student/senior/JazzFresno members.

For tickets and reservations, contact the Dinner Theater box office at (559) 266-9494.

Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater is located at 1226 N. Wishon, just north of Olive Ave. in Fresno.