Jazz @ the Library

Jazz @ the Library - Wynton Marsalis: Jazz Trumpeter, Composer and Educator

Joe Lewis

Tuesday October 25th - Woodward Park Regional Library

 

JazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host (free and open to the public) Jazz at the Library on Tuesday October 25, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin).

 

Joe Lewis, jazz trumpeter and composer, will give a presentation titled Wynton Marsalis: Jazz Trumpeter, Composer and Educator. Joe will provide a detailed analysis of Mr. Marsalis’ unique style and how it has changed throughout his 34-year recording career of this superstar of music. The program will conclude with Joe Lewis and members of the Jazz Composers’ Orchestra performing three Wynton Marsalis compositions.

Jazz @ the Library - Jazz and the Cinema

Elevator to the Gallows

Tuesday September 20th - Woodward Park Regional Library

 

JazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host Jazz at the Library on Tuesday September 20, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin).

 

Starting off the fall schedule on Tuesday, September 20th, Pastor Stephen Carlson, President of JazzFresno, will give a presentation titled “Jazz and the Cinema.”

Ever since motion pictures were made, music has been an important component.  The piano or organ accompanying the silent movie on the screen was quickly replaced by full orchestras performing original music specifically composed for the movie.  These film scores were, in the main, composed by European-born composers, writing in the classical vein.  But a change occurred when American-born composers began to write for the movies, and they began to explore and use a musical idiom unique to American - jazz!  Using musical examples and film clips, Pastor Carlson will talk about this transition and how jazz has been effectively used to support the emotion and action you see on the screen.  Join us for an entertaining and informative evening.

Jazz @ the Library - Listening: Is it Jazz, or is it Musak?

Leonard Bedoian

Tuesday May 17th - Woodward Park Regional Library

 

JazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host Jazz at the Library on Tuesday May 17, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin).

 

Leonard Bedoian, music educator and vibraharpist, will give a presentation titled "Listening: Is it Jazz, or is it Musak?" Leonard will provide a few simple listening techniques on how to get a more satisfying experience from listening to jazz as opposed to just "hearing" it as background music. Music to help illustrate some basic listening techniques will be supplied by Leonard's trio.

Jazz @ the Library - The Raven Returns

Tuesday October 26th - Woodward Park Regional Library

 

JazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host Jazz at the Library on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 7pm at the Woodward Park Regional County Library, located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin in Fresno).  The October edition of Jazz at the Library promises to be an exciting one. It is entitled "The Raven Returns." We will explore the poetry, writings and life of Edgar Allan Poe, featuring original compositions and arrangements by James Miley, the LeBoeuf Brothers, Patricia Barber, Keith Jarrett, and Ken Nordine. Jazz Educator Les Nunes will narrate and play trombone. The band will be comprised of Karen Marguth (vocals), David Aus (piano), Joe Lewis (trumpet), Gene Doi (saxophone), George Ramirez (drums), Adan Infante (bass), and Aaron Wall (percussion). Plus there will be a special mystery guest to add to the evening's festivities. We would love to see you there.

 

 

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Jazz @ the Library - Jazz: The Music That Launched the Saxophone From its Humble Beginnings

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Tuesday April 19th - Woodward Park Regional Library

JazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host Jazz at the Library on Tuesday April 19, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin).

 

Dr. Alan Durst, Director of Jazz Studies at California State University, Fresno, will give a presentation titled: “Jazz: The Music That Launched the Saxophone From its Humble Beginnings.”  This presentation will explore the invention of the saxophone and its inception into jazz.

 

Adolphe Sax’s most successful addition to the world of music had faded until jazz rescued it from near extinction. Today, the saxophone has become one of the most famous wind instruments and an iconic jazz instrument. This presentation will feature rare early-recorded examples of the saxophone, a performance of early concert music for saxophone and piano, and performances of early jazz repertoire that helped popularize the instrument with local jazz pianist David Aus.