Saturday, June 15, 2013, 1:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Selma's Pioneer Village

$45 general admission / $50 day of event / $100 VIP seating

Central Valley Jazz Fest


JazzFresno is pleased to support Central Valley Jazz Fest at Selma's Pioneer Village on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Gates open at 1:00 p.m, music begins at 2:00 p.m. Headlining the event is jazz saxophonist/vocalist Patrick Lamb. The lineup includes:

Blu J'z - 2:00 p.m.
Move and groove to The Blu J'z, with their unique smooth jazz sound that blends elements of jazz, funk, soul, latin, R&B, and rock.

Karen Marguth and Espacio - 4:00 p.m.
Fresh off a four-star review from "Downbeat Magazine" on her latest CD, Fresno's jazz vocal treasure Karen Marguth performs with the world-class musicians of Espacio.

Zzah - 6:00 p.m.
Central Valley jazz legends Zzah have captivated loyal audiences up and down the west coast as well as on national jazz radio, for over three decades.

Patrick Lamb - 8:00 p.m.
Energetic saxophonist/vocalist Patrick Lamb closes the event's outstanding line-up with his crowd-pleasing signature brand of funk, R&B and jazz.

Selma Arts Foundation

Selma Arts Foundation presents Central Valley Jazz Fest

Saturday, June 15, 2013 - gates open at 1:00 p.m.

Pioneer Village
1880 Art Gonzales Pkwy.,
Selma, CA 93662

Tickets are available online via Ticket Tomato. (All major credit cards are accepted.)

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Thursday April 4th, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - Fresno City College Theater

Awards Concert featuring Tom Scott & 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
City Jazz
The 23nd annual City Jazz Festival returns to Fresno City College on Thursday April 4th, 2013.

The event features performances by student groups during the day, plus a special evening awards concert with multiple Grammy winning saxophonist/recording artist Tom Scott and the Fresno City College Jazz Ensemble. Admission to the daytime student performances (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 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
Tom Scott
Tom Scott

Tom Scott is a veteran composer, arranger, producer, musical director and saxophonist, having earned 3 Grammy Awards and 14 Grammy nominations over four decades. He made his first record as a leader in 1968, at age twenty. The number of solo recordings in his catalogue now stands at 31. In addition, he’s amassed over 450 credits as guest soloist/arranger for, among others—Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, Steely Dan, the Blues Brothers, Toto, and Aerosmith.

Tom’s film & T.V. composing credits include Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Uptown Saturday Night, Stir Crazy, themes for Family Ties, Starsky & Hutch, background scores for Baretta, Cannon, Streets Of San Francisco, & National Geographic Explorer. He served as Musical Director for the Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards, the People’s Choice Awards, Comic Relief, the Carol Burnett Show, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison, and the GRP All-Star Big Band, among others -- and toured four continents with his quintet. We are truly honored to have a performer, composer, and educator of Tom's stature at this year's City Jazz Festival.

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 6, 2013, 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 Grammy-winning saxophonist Tom Scott. Their set includes contemporary jazz, standards, funk, and some burning Latin tunes.

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 7, 2013, 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 most recently at the FCC Jazz Showcase as part of the April Jazz Hop.

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 the JazzLine, (559) 429-JAZZ (5299) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Saturday May 18, 2013, 12:00 - 7:00 p.m. - ApCal Wine Tasting & Visitors Center

$10 JazzFresno members - $20 non-members

Valley Jazz Fest

JazzFresno and KFSR 90.7 are pleased to present Valley Jazz Fest at ApCal on May 18, 2013. Gates open at noon with entertainment beginning at 1 pm. The lineup includes:

Karen Marguth and Espacio - 1PM
Fresh off a four-star review from "Downbeat Magazine" on her latest CD, Karen Marguth opens the festival in fine style with the world-class musicians of Espacio.

The Experience - 2PM
With the release of their first EP just around the corner, learn what the rest of the world is about to discover with the funk-fusion-R&B-jazz blend of The Experience.

Fillmore Slim - 3PM
The legendary blues man from San Francisco is known for his mix of West Coast Blues, R&B, funk, and soul. website

The After Dinner Mints - 4PM
The music of the "Mints" is in the style of groups like The Brian Setzer Orchestra and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. It's the jump swing of the 40's and 50's - with a fair dose of music about food and chickens, of course.

Blue Street Jazz Band - 5PM
A popular fixture at festivals across the US, Blue Street Jazz Band brings Dixieland, swing and Mardi Gras to the party.

Rumba 32 - 6PM
Valley jazz legend Steve Alcala fronts Rumba 32 and closes the show with a Latin jazz set.

Enjoy the wares of more than 20 Valley artists and artisans on display throughout the grounds. Along with the best wines from more than 25 local wineries, an assortment of delectable food and the beautiful setting of ApCal, it's an event that is not to be missed!

PLEASE NOTE: This is a 21+ event and ID's will be checked at the gate. No outside beverages are permitted. The event features LAWN SEATING, so bring a lawn chair or a blanket.

It’s wine, sunshine, jazz and more at Valley Jazz Fest on May 18th! General admission tickets are $20. Tickets for JazzFresno members are just $10! Not a member? Take advantage of a special package and receive a ticket good for two admissions, two wine tastings from ApCal and a one year JazzFresno membership for just $45! That’s just $5 above the price of two general admission tickets.

ApCal presents Valley Jazz Fest 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
ApCal Wine Tasting & Visitors Center
32749 Avenue 7, Madera, CA 93637

Tickets are available online via Brown Paper Tickets. (All major credit cards are accepted.)

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March 1-2, 2013 - Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall

SJVJF 2013

Friday March 1, 2013; 7:30 p.m.

John Daversa Small Band

with Robby Marshall, tenor sax; Katisse Buckingham, alto sax, flute, vocals; Tommy King, keyboards; Jerry Watts, bass; Gene Coye, drums

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

Saturday March 2, 2013; 8:00 p.m.

Donny McCaslin Group

with Jason Lindner, keyboards; Tim Lefebvre, electric bass; Nate Smith, drums
and the Buchanan High School Jazz Band ‘A’, Paul Lucckesi, Director

$20 general/$18 Seniors/JazzFresno members/$15 student (w/ID)

Tickets available online:
Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall
2770 E. International Ave.
Fresno, CA 93720

The San Joaquin Valley Jazz Festival was founded in 1989 by Paul Shaghoian. After being held at the D&D Ranch in Madera, CA, it was moved to San Joaquin Memorial High School, and finally to Buchanan High School in 1992. During the festival’s 25 years in existence the central valley has seen some of the nation’s top musicians and jazz educators during its numerous two-day runs in February & March. Such notables have included educators Larry Sutherland, Gene Aitken, Neil Slater, George Stone, Aaron Lington and James Miley, to name a few.

The performance line-ups have been a virtual "who’s who" of jazz performers throughout the state and nation and have included Bobby Shew, Frank Mantooth, Jim Snidero, Glenn Kostur, Jeff Uusitalo, Carl Saunders, Gary Hobbs, Dave Riekenburg, John Gove, Lanny Morgan, Tim Ries, Michael Davis, Brian Lynch, Peter Epstein, Terell Stafford, David Binney, Kneebody and the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble.

Saturday (day only): for all spectators, including parents, bus drivers, chaperones:
$10 - general; $5 college students on assignment (must show valid student ID for discount)
Tickets are available at the door.