Featuring Jimmy Emerzian w/ the Craig Von Berg Trio

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Take a moment out of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and celebrate the spirit of the season at 90.7 KFSR's first annual 'Tis the Season Jazz Concert - 2:00pm, Sunday December 17th at Fresno State. You'll hear jazz versions of your favorite Christmas and wintertime songs, performed by saxophonist Jimmy Emerzian with the Craig VonBerg Trio, featuring Craig VonVerg on piano, John Laufenburger on bass, and Brian Hamada on drums. The concert will be held in the Wahlberg Recital Hall in the Music Building at Fresno State, and a post concert reception will follow. Tickets are $10 for KFSR members, and $12 for non-members. Tickets & information are available by calling 90.7 KFSR at (559) 278-2598.

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Friday October 24th

DaveRoosevelt School of the Arts presents latin jazz vibraphonist Dave Samuels in concert Friday October 24th at 7:30 PM at the Roosevelt Auditorium. Founder of the Caribbean Jazz Project, Samuels is one of the top artists in latin jazz today. He’ll be backed by the latin jazz big band sounds of Fresno’s own Rumba 32 in this special concert. More information is available by calling 253-5323. This is a Roosevelt School of the Arts event.

Dave Samuels in concert w/ Rumba 32
Friday October 24th - Roosevelt High - 7:30 PM
$20 general$15 students w/ ID

$15 seniors

$15 JazzFresno Members

October 25th @ Fresno City College

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Bold new jazz sounds that mix east and west, acoustic and electric; French-Vietnamese guitarist Nguyên Lê’s all star group is forging new ground in jazz. Featuring woodwind artist Paul McCandless (founding member of Oregon), acclaimed pianist Art Lande and percussionist Patrice Héral, the Tiger's Tail Quartet will perform at the Fresno City College Theatre, Wednesday October 25th at 8:00pm as part of their west coast tour. Their most recent cd is the 2005 release "Standing on the Tiger's Tail" on ACT records. h). 

Tickets: $12 general / $10 students, seniors, JazzFresno members
Free pre concert clinic at 7:00pm, concert starts at 8:00pm  FCC Box Office  Phone: 442-8221

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Sept 14 & 15 @ Fresno State

Japanese born pianist Hiromi will perform at Fresno State, with her trio, in two concerts, Thursday September 14th and Friday September 15th, at the Fresno State Concert Hall. One of the top musicians to emerge in jazz this decade, Hiromi packs a virtuoso punch in her piano playing, which defies genre, stretching from jazz to rock to classical sounds. "I love Bach, I love Oscar Peterson, I love Franz Liszt, I love Ahmad Jamal," she says. "I also love people like Sly and the Family Stone, Dream Theatre and King Crimson. Also, I'm so much inspired by sports players like Carl Lewis and Michael Jordan. Basically, I'm inspired by anyone who has big, big energy. They really come straight to my heart." Her three cds are available on Telarc Records.

Tickets are $22 general; $15 students; $20 JazzFresno Members

The concerts start at 8:00pm and doors open at 7:00pm

More information is available by calling 559-709-7424 or online at

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On July 27th, Armen Nalbandian and his trio with drummer Brian Hamada and bassist Kevin Hill will perform a "Best of ROA" concert at the Fresno Art Museum's Bonner Auditorium. The concert will also feature special guests including GRAMMY nominated guitarist Andre Bush and saxophonist Paul Luckessi. The music will feature highlights from many of this year's prior Rhythms of Art concerts. The concert will begin at 7pm. All current members of the Fresno Art Museum, KFSR 90.7, and JazzFresno will be admitted free. Seniors and Students tickets are $5 and General Admission is $10. More information is available at or by calling the Fresno Art Museum at 441-4221.