Jazz @ the Library - Improvisation in the 21st Century


Tuesday February 19th, 2013 - Woodward Park Regional Library


Jay Smith

JazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host (free and open to the public) Jazz at the Library on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin).


Jazz pianist and educator Jay Smith will give a presentation titled “Improvisation in the 21st Century.” The presentation with questions and answers will explore how jazz has changed from the time of its inception to our current day and how certain factors have changed how we deal with improvisatory playing. The presentation will include live performance by Jay Smith, piano/synth/keys; Patrick Contreras, electric violin; Ray Moore, drums; Jay Jay Hicks, 8-string bass.