Jazz @ the Library - The Tough Tenors

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - Woodward Park Regional Library

Tough Tenors
JazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host (free and open to the public) Jazz at the Library on Tuesday June 24th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin).

Albert Alva, director of the big band at Chapman University, who played sax and arranged music for Louie Bellson’s and Clark Terry's last big band album together in 2007, will give a presentation titled “The Tough Tenors.” The title of the program refers to the two tenor combo led by Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis & Johnny Griffin. The music of classic tenor saxophonists from Coleman Hawkins to Zoot Sims will be explored, including the history of the "Tenor Battle." A live performance will be included in the presentation.