Events

 

Thursday, October 15th, 2015 at venues throughout North Fresno

JazzHop JazzFresno is proud to announce JazzHop North, a monthly series designed to promote local jazz (& assorted other styles) at various venues throughout North Fresno, on the third Thursday of every month.

Come out on Thursday, October 15th and support the local jazz scene!

 



Monday December 1, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater

 

$20 general / $17 JazzFresno members & seniors / $12 students w/ID

 

JAZZ COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT

 

JCO RR flyer 2014The Jazz Composers Orchestra will perform its final concert of the year on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater in Fresno’s Tower District.


Fans of the “JCO” know the band for its adventurous and original music. This season’s concert continues that tradition, with premieres from Joe Lewis, David Aus, and Mike Dana, along with several jazz standards. As a special holiday treat, the JCO will also include two movements from Duke Ellington’s "Nutcracker Suite."

The Jazz Composers Orchestra is an all-star 19-piece ensemble directed by Mike Dana, head of the jazz studies program at Fresno City College. The roster (below) reads like a “who’s who” of jazz in the Valley. Members include music faculty at FCC, CSU Fresno, and many other valley schools. All play professionally as well, and have performed with an impressive lineup of jazz and pop artists.

Read more: Fresno City College Jazz Composers Orchestra in Concert

Monday October 6, 2014, 8:00 p.m. - Concert Hall

 

$7 general / $6 staff/seniors / $5 students w/ID

 

JAZZ COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT WITH CSUF JAZZ ORCHESTRA

 

JCO flyer 2014The Jazz Composers Orchestra will perform its first concert of the year on Monday October 6, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at the Fresno State Music Dept. Concert Hall.

Fans of the “JCO” know the band for its adventurous and original music. This season’s first concert continues that tradition, with world premiere arrangements from Joe Lewis and David Aus, plus works by Dirk Fischer, Dan Cavanagh, Jim McNeely, Alan Ferber, and Maria Schneider.

The Jazz Composers Orchestra is an all-star 19-piece ensemble directed by Mike Dana, head of the jazz studies program at Fresno City College. The roster (below) reads like a “who’s who” of jazz in the Valley. Members include music faculty at FCC, CSU Fresno, and many other valley schools. All play professionally as well, and have performed with an impressive lineup of jazz and pop artists.

Members of the JCO include:
Saxophones: John Ayala, Steve Dailey, Larry Honda, Paul Lucckesi, Steve Madden
Trumpets: Michael Caldwell, Scott Dean, Thomas Lake, Joe Lewis, Gavin Torgerson
Trombones: Adan Infante, Les Nunes, Eric Sherbon, Spencer Hannibal-Smith
Rhythm section: David Aus (piano, keyboards, accordion), Mike Dana (guitar), Brian Hamada (drums), Joe Lizama (vibes/percussion), Rodney Yokota (bass)

Tickets available at the Fresno State Music Dept. box office.
For additional information on the Jazz Composers Orchestra, please contact the director, Mike Dana, at: (559) 429-JAZZ [5299] or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (email)

Paul Hanson with the Clovis HS Jazz Ensembles, and The Experience

Wednesday October 22, 2014
Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall

7:00 p.m. - $8.00 general; $5.00 students


Jazz bassoonist Paul Hanson (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Wayne Shorter, Medeski Martin & Wood, Bob Weir’s RATDOG) will be the special guest artist with the Clovis High School Jazz Ensembles "A" & "B" and the Clark Intermediate Jazz Band (directed by Les Nunes) with very special guests, "The Experience."

Paul Hanson’s musical journey is a testament of fearless dedication to craft and creativity. Over the last 20 years, Paul has rewritten the rulebook and set new standards for what is possible on this most classical of woodwind instruments. As one reviewer puts it, “But he simply transcends technique to a point where the listener no longer has in mind that it’s a BASSOON that he’s playing.” His explorations have transcended limitations and created new possibilities-all while making music of the highest quality. Paul’s repertoire encompasses musical aspects of all modern styles of improvised music. From his roots as an award-winning classical bassoonist and jazz saxophonist - Paul has sought to expand the lexicon of the bassoon while creating a unique musical voice.

Wednesday September 10, 2014
Buchanan High School Arts Amphitheatre

7:00 p.m. - $10.00


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