FCC Jazz Composers Orchestra

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jcoThe Fresno City College Jazz Composers Orchestra is directed by Mike Dana, head of the jazz studies program at Fresno City College. The group was formed in 2004 as a "home" for many of the valley’s finest jazz musicians, educators, and composers. The band rehearses every Monday night in the fall, and performs two concerts each year. All members play professionally, and have performed with an impressive lineup of jazz and pop artists. The ensemble focuses on new and challenging music by today's best jazz composers, including its own members. "As educators, we think it's important that out students see us out there performing, doing the things we try to get them to do. The Fresno area has a vibrant jazz scene, and we're proud to be a part of that. And, it's a treat just to be playing music with so many great musicians!"