Jazz @ the Library

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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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.
http://www.supremejazzphoto.com/

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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.