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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 11, 2015, 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 - see below)

FCC Jazz Ensemble, directed by Mike Dana. This award-winning band recently performed with Grammy-winning saxophonist Eric Marienthal. Their set includes contemporary jazz, standards, funk, and ballads.

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 12, 2015, 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 - see below)

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 both the Cuesta and Oceanside Jazz Festivals, and recently at the FCC Jazz Showcase as part of the Jazz Hop. Their performance will include exciting Brazilian tunes, funky jazz classics, and great standards from the American Songbook.


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 (559) 442-4600 ext. 8463 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..