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FCC Jazz


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 7, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater

$12 general / $10 JazzFresno members/seniors/students
(doors open at 6:00 p.m. for dinner, appetizers)

 
FCC Jazz Ensemble, directed by Mike Dana. This award-winning band recently performed with Mark Levine & the Latin Tinge, and recently completed a tour of Southern California including a featured appearance at the Oceanside Jazz Festival. Their set includes contemporary jazz, standards, and even two Radiohead songs.

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.



 

Tuesday May 8, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater

$12 general / $10 JazzFresno members/seniors/students
(doors open at 6:00 p.m. for dinner, appetizers)

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 and performs regularly in the Fresno area.

FCC Jazz Singers, directed by Julie and Mike Dana. The Jazz Singers have performed at the Cuesta College Central Coast Jazz Festival, and more recently at the newly refurbished Old Administration Building Auditorium. Their set includes blues, Brazilian, and jazz standards, along with music by Esperanza Spalding, Stevie Wonder, and The Beatles.



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. (Note: dinner is not included in the ticket price.)

Admission for each night’s performance is $12 general, $10 student/senior/JazzFresno members. For tickets, 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.

For more information on these performances please 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..