Jazz @ the Library - Jazz-Fusion & Jazz-Rock

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - Woodward Park Regional Library

Jazz-Fusion and Jazz-Rock
JazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host (free and open to the public) Jazz at the Library on Tuesday April 15th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin).

John Ayala (retired jazz director –Fresno Unified and adjunct faculty at Fresno City College) and Mike Dana (director of jazz studies @ Fresno City College) are going to be co-presenters at this months’ Jazz @ the Library, assisted by Pat Olvera (bass), Craig VonBerg (keyboard), and Brian Hamada (drums).

The topic is "Jazz-Fusion and Jazz-Rock." They will discuss the influences and history of fusing different styles of music with jazz. Also discussed will be the inclusion of electronics and its influence on Jazz. Some of the artists covered will be Miles Davis, Chick Corea and his Elektric Band, The Brecker Brothers, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, Weather Report, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Chase, Chicago and Frank Zappa amongst others. Included in this presentation and lecture will be a live demonstration of fusion styles.