JCO & CSUF Jazz Band "A" Monday October 9th at Fresno State

Jazz Composers Orchestra The Jazz Composers Orchestra, directed by Mike Dana, and the Fresno State Jazz Band "A" directed by Dr. Michael Caldwell will perform in concert on Monday October 9th at the Fresno State Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. The JCO was founded in 2004 and features many of the Valley's top jazz musicians and educators. The band was selected to perform at the prestigious International Association for Jazz Education conference in January 2005. The Fresno State Jazz Band "A" has long been one of the top collegiate jazz ensembles on the West Coast, with performances at jazz festivals and concert halls across the globe. 

Ticket info: $8 general, $5 student/faculty/staff/senior 

Tickets are available at theater box office (559) 278-2654

A Tribute to Count Basie: November 28th @ Roger Rocka's

Active Image Sassy and soulful, jazz vocalist Carmen Bradford was the featured vocalist with the Count Basie Orchestra for nine years. Carmen is the winner of three GRAMMY awards, two with Basie, and one for a big band collaboration with George Benson. Inspired by the vocal tradition of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, Bradford’s  vocals will be backed by the Clovis High School Jazz Band, directed by Les Nunes, and an all star local rhythm section.

Tuesday November 28th - Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theatre - 7:30pm Tickets: $20 general / $18 JazzFresno members

Presented by Clovis High School - Ticket info at 559.266.9494 

Featuring Lisa Kao & Lisa's Big Night Out

PangeaPangea Restaurant presents Jazz at the Terra Room, featuring vocalist Lisa Kao and her group, Lisa's Big Night Out, in concert Saturday May 17th at 8:00 PM. All proceeds from the monthly Jazz at the Terra Room series benefit JazzFresno. The performance will feature pianist Marco Rodriguez, guitarist Rich Severson, bassist Roy Carlson, and drummer Gary Newmark. Tickets are $12 general; $10 for JazzFresno members. VIP seating (at tables) is $25. Tickets  are available at Pangea Restaurant at Fig Garden Village (phone 559-225-3800). 

The Tulare-Kings County Music Educators presents the world famous Count Basie Orchestra in concert.....led by Mr. Bill Hughes.
Featuring 70+ years of swing and 17 Grammy Awards!

7:30 PM, Tuesday, December 5th, 2006
Tulare Community Auditorium
755 E. Tulare Ave.
Tulare, CA 93274

Tickets: $17.00 General  $29.00 VIP (front rows)
Tickets available from White's Music Center (Visalia, Hanford, Tulare, Porterville)
Tulare Union High School  (559) 686-4761
or through TicketWeb (866) 468-3399
more info: Bill Ingram - (559) 901-3773

FCC Jazz Ensemble 2007 May is here, and that means its time for the annual spring concerts from two of Fresno's collegiate jazz programs, Fresno City College and Fresno State. On Friday night, May 4th the Fresno State Jazz Bands "A" and "B" (directed by Michael Caldwell and Craig Von Berg respectively) and the jazz combo Protean Visions will perform in a concert at Fresno State's Concert Hall, beginning at 7:30pm. Then on Monday night, May 7th, the Fresno City College Jazz Ensemble and the City College Latin Jazz Ensemble will perform at The Starline in Fresno's Tower District, in a special concert / live recording session. Congratulations to all of the students for their accolades and hard work this spring!

Fresno State Jazz Bands Concert
Friday May 4th - 7:30pm

Fresno State Concert Hall
$6.00 General $5.00 Faculty/Staff/Seniors/Students

Fresno City College Jazz Ensembles Concert
Monday May 7th - 7:30pm

The Starline - 831 E Fern Ave
$8.00 General $5.00 students


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