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Thursday March 29th, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - Fresno City College Theater

Awards Concert featuring Mark Levine and the Latin Tinge & the Fresno City College Jazz Ensemble, Mike Dana, dir.

$15 general/$12 Seniors/JazzFresno members/$10 student (w/ID)

Tickets for the evening awards concert available for purchase online.
FCC Box Office: (559) 442-8221

The 22nd annual City Jazz Festival returns to Fresno City College on Thursday March 29, 2012.

The event features performances by student groups during the day, plus a special evening awards concert with pianist/recording artist Mark Levine and the Latin Tinge and the Fresno City College Jazz Ensemble. Admission to the daytime student performances (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) is free; tickets for the 7:30 p.m. awards concert in the FCC Theatre are $15 general, $12 senior/JazzFresno member, and $10 student.

For more information about the City Jazz Festival, contact Mike Dana at (559) 442-4600 ext. 8463 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit www.cityjazzfestival.com

Mark Levine

Mark Levine

Mark began playing jazz as a teenager in Daytona Beach, Florida. He continued his education in Boston and New York before moving to California in 1966. He spent significant time working with Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, Blue Mitchell, and Harold Land, composing all the while. His interest in Latin jazz led to work with Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, and Cal Tjader (including Cal's Grammy-winning Concord Jazz recording "La Onda Va Bien"). Mark has continued to pursue the Latin side of his craft, attending Centro Nacional de Escuela de Arte in Havana, Cuba in 1997. In addition to the jazz artists mentioned above, Mark has played/recorded with Bobby Hutcherson, Freddie Hubbard, Tito Puente, Milt Jackson, James Moody, Art Farmer, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Fortune, Eddie Harris, and many more.

As an educator, Mark authored "The Jazz Piano Book," which has become the bible for jazz pianists all over the world. It is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Korean. In 1996, he completed The Jazz Theory Book," with similar success. Mark's faculty affiliations include the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of California, Berkeley, Stanford Jazz Workshop, and many more. He has also served as artist in residence at schools in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Mexico, Sweden, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Wales. We are truly honored to have a performer, composer, and educator of Mark's stature at this year's City Jazz Festival.