Jazz @ the Library - Cal Tjader: The Man who Revolutionized Latin Jazz



JazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host (free and open to the public) Jazz @ the Library, Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin).

Tony Manjarrez, educator and jazz vibraphonist, will talk on the topic “Cal Tjader: The Man who Revolutionized Latin Jazz.” Vibraphone player Cal Tjader is best known for his pioneering Latin jazz. He was as successful in mainstream jazz as in Latin jazz. Tony will examine the course of Tjader’s career, how he managed to gain the respect of his peers in Latin music, sell large numbers of records, and fill clubs, concert halls and jazz festivals. Tony will be joined by David Aus, piano; Adan Infante, bass; Ron Catalano, saxophone/flute; Tony Shogren, timbales; Guadelupe Flores, congas.