Jazz @ the Library

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.

Jazz @ The Library - Epistrophy: The Music of Thelonious Monk

Tuesday January 18th - Woodward Park Regional Library

 

JazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host Jazz at the Library on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 7:00pm at the Woodward Park Regional Country Library, located at 944 E. Perrin Ave (Champlain & Perrin). The January edition of Jazz at the Library will feature a presentation by talented pianist, composer, and Monk scholar, Armen Nalbandian, titled "Epistrophy: The Music of Thelonious Monk." This presentation will provide insight into the music and compositions of Monk who, along with Dizzy Gillespie, was a pioneer in the development of "bebop." Monk's playing and compositions, "Round Midnight" among them, had a formative influence in modern jazz. Monk was a brilliant if unorthodox improviser who said, "The piano ain't got no wrong notes." 

Jazz @ the Library - Brazilian Jazz

Tuesday September 21st - Downtown Library

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JazzFresno and the Fresno County Public Libraries host Jazz at the Library on Tuesday September 21, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.  at the Central (Downtown) Library located at 2420 Mariposa (Between Tulare and Fresno streets). This evening’s presentation is titled “Journey Through Brazilian Jazz.” Come enjoy a historical perspective of Brazilian jazz, from Gilberto Gil to Antonio Carlos Jobim, from samba to bossa nova and points in between, as JazzFresno takes a look at the artists, composers and recordings, including a live performance by Joe Lizama and friends. 

 

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