Fresno City College Presents New West Guitar Group with vocalist Sara Gazarek

$20 general/$18 Seniors/JazzFresno members/$14 student (w/ID)

Tickets available online. FCC Box Office: (559) 442-8221

New West Guitar Group On Wednesday, August 24, the Fresno City College Music Department will begin its fall concert season with an amazing evening of music, as they present the New West Guitar Group and special guest Sara Gazarek. NWGG combines electric and acoustic guitars with an eclectic mix of jazz, classical, folk, and flamenco influences. Sara is “a savvy, swinging singer of exquisite taste, bright wit and creative vitality…a welcome breath of fresh air.” (WNPR) Together, they are simply simply magical.

The concert is at 7:30 pm in the FCC Theatre. Tickets are $20 general, $18 senior/JazzFresno, $14 students, and are available at the FCC Theatre Box Office, (559) 442-8221. Free workshops for guitarists and vocalists will be offered during the day. Contact Mike Dana (info below) for workshop details.

The New West Guitar Group is one of the premier guitar ensembles in the world. Their unique sound blends electric and acoustic guitars with influences from jazz, pop, flamenco, and pretty much every musical style imaginable.

Their music is regularly featured on NPR and jazz radio stations, while their repertoire is performed throughout the country by college and high school guitar programs across the US. The group’s latest CD, “Send One Your Love,” received DownBeat Magazine’s prestigious Editor's Pick award. This album features several great vocalists, including rising star Sara Gazarek, who will join them for the Fresno concert.

Sara Gazarek (“the next important jazz singer”—LA Times) approaches an eclectic mix of jazz standards and contemporary songs with a remarkably effortless and graceful vocal sound and a deep connection to lyrics.

Mike Dana This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Fresno City College Campus phone (559) 442-4600 ext. 8463