Jazz @ the Library

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.

Jazz @ the Library - The Art of Four Parts: The Evolution of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Tuesday February 15th - Woodward Park Regional Library

 

JazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host Jazz @ the Library on Tuesday February 15, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library, located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin).

 

The title of the February edition of Jazz @ the Library is “The Art of Four Parts: The Evolution of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble.”  It will feature a presentation of Julie and Mike Dana, directors of the Fresno City College Jazz Singers, who will trace the development of the vocal jazz ensemble from its roots in the swing era through bebop styles of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross to the more contemporary styles of Manhattan Transfer and New York Voices. The Fresno City College Jazz Singers will perform several arrangements of jazz standards and originals.

Jazz @ the Library - SonicBoom!

Tuesday August 17th 2010 - 7:00 PM- Woodward Park Regional Library

 Jazz atthe LibraryJazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host Jazz at the Library on Tuesday August 17, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.  at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin). SonicBoom! (Josh & Kev McDonald, Tim Shaghoian, Jason Fritts) with special guest Mike Dana will give a talk with original live music illustrating the topic "The Prevalence of Odd-Meters in Jazz Music."  Their talk will cover the development of odd-meters and counting of odd-meters in jazz music, the influences of world music on jazz, and a discussion of how composers and musicians approach odd-meters.


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 Support for Jazz @ the Library comes from the Community Enrichment Program, administered by the Fresno Arts Council and from the Fresno County Public Library.

Jazz @ the Library - West Coast Jazz/Modern Jazz in California 1945-1960: A Different Perspective

Tuesday March 15th - Woodward Park Regional Library


Tim Ries JazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host Jazz at the Library on Tuesday March 15, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin).

Larry Honda
, jazz and classical woodwind specialist and chair of the Fresno City College Music Department, will give a presentation titled “West Coast Jazz/Modern Jazz in California 1945-1960: A Different Perspective.” Larry’s talk, based in part on a book of the same title by Ted Gioia and William Claxton, will explore this period in California jazz with photos, recordings and a live band of top-flight local jazz musicians performing compositions explored in the book.