Jazz @ the Library

Jazz @ The Library - Lester Young: A Tenor Sax Legend

Tuesday November 16th - Woodward Park Regional Library

 

The November edition of Jazz at the Library will feature a presentation by Dr. Vince Moats, jazz musician, jazz educator, and mentor to numerous Fresno area jazz musicians. Dr. Moats’ topic is “Lester Young: A Tenor Sax Legend” in which he will explore Lester Young’s influence on tenor sax players from the 1930’s to the present via recorded examples and a live jazz quartet. As the tenor sax became a major jazz solo instrument in the 1930’s, two distinctly different styles emerged: the jazz of Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster, on the beat and funky and the more relaxed and cool jazz of Lester Young. To this day musicians tend to follow one of these two stylistic paths. 

Jazz @ the Library - Jazz Photography Feb 16th

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Jazz Photography - Music Through the Artist's Eye
Featuring a discussion by photographer Tomas Ovalle
Tuesday February 16th 2010 - 7:00 PM
Woodward Park Regional Library - 944 East Perrin Avenue

Every jazz performance, represents a symbiotic relationship among musicians, score, audience and environment in which, magically, the transcendent aggregate is greater than than the sum of its parts. Acclaimed photographer Thomas Ovalle will explain how he captures this process by sharing his photographs of jazz performances including the methodology he uses.
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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 - Charles Mingus: Icon, Composer and Bassist

Tuesday June 15th 2010 - 7:00 PM - Woodward Park Regional Library
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90.7 KFSR Morning Jazz host and jazz pianist David Aus provides an intimate look into the life and music of the enigmatic and brilliant composer and bassist, Charles Mingus.


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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 - Jazz from Philly - April 20th

libertyThe City of Brotherly Love isn't just the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution - it's also one of the great jazz cities of the world. In this Jazz @ the Library event, Philadelphia native and jazz pianist Vince DiCiccio will tell us more about Philly's rich jazz legacy, and some of the finest players from the city, both big stars and relative unknowns. The list of players who were born in, or lived in Philadelphia is impressive: John Coltrane, Jimmy Smith, Lee Morgan, Clifford Brown, Philly Joe Jones, Shirley Scott, Ray Bryant, Bobby Timmons, The Heath Brothers (Percy, Jimmy & Albert), Benny Golson, Hank Mobley,  Micheal Brecker, Joey DeFrancesco, and dozens more.

Jazz @ the Library - Jazz From Philly  - Featuring a discussion led by Vince DiCiccio
Tuesday April 20th 2010 - 7:00 PM - Woodward Park Regional Library

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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 - 30 years of CSUF Jazz Band "A"

An Intimate look by Dr. Larry Sutherland

Tuesday May 18th 2010 - 7:00 PM - Woodward Park Regional Library
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the LibraryDr. Larry Sutherland, Fresno State Jazz Band "A" Director from 1969-1999, will provide his perspective on the music, musicians/alumni, commissioned charts, guest artists, and jazz festivals of the storied Jazz Band "A."

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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.