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Sunday May 1, 2011, 7:00 p.m. - Bethel Lutheran Church

free admission

 

Baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan will be the special musical guest at May jazz mass at Bethel Lutheran Church in Fresno. The multi-Grammy award winner is an alumnus of the Woody Herman Band and the Mel Lewis Orchestra, and is a member of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. May's jazz mass theme is "So What." The Bethel Jazz Ensemble will perform the music of Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Conrad Herwig, Russell Ferrante, and more. With saxes Gene Doi and John Ayala, trumpeter Justin Copeland, trombonist Les Nunes, vocalist Debi Ruud, bassist Nye Morton, drummer Gary Newmark, and music director/pianist David Aus.