Buchanan High School presents the San Joaquin Valley Jazz Festival, February 5th and 6th 2010 at Buchanan High School in Clovis CA, and at the Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall on the campus of Clovis North High School in Fresno, CA. For more information, visit:

February 5th & 6th 2010
Presented by Buchanan High School

kneebody225The 22nd annual San Joaquin Valley Jazz Festival takes place Friday February 5th and Saturday February 6th 2010 at Buchanan High School in Clovis and at the Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall in Fresno. The event features top student jazz ensembles, performing in competition throughout the day, and special headline artists in showcase performances. All events are open to the public. This year's guest artists include the innovative improvisational group Kneebody. The event is produced by the Buchanan High School Jazz Program. Jazz Fresno is a sponsor of the event. Visit the festival website for more details about this year's festival at


About the San Joaquin Valley Jazz Festival:
The San Joaquin Valley Jazz Festival was founded in 1989 by Paul Shaghoian. After being held at the D&D Ranch in Madera, CA, it was moved to San Joaquin Memorial High School, and finally to Buchanan High School in 1992. During the festival’s 21 years in existence the central valley has seen some of the nation’s top musicians and jazz educators during it’s numerous two day runs in February. Such notables have included educators, Larry Sutherland, Gene Aitken, Neil Slater, George Stone, Aaron Lington and James Miley to name a few. The performance line-ups have been a virtual who’s who of performers throughout the state and nation and have included Bobby Shew, Frank Mantooth, Jim Snidero, Glenn Kostur, Jeff Uusitalo, Carl Saunders, Gary Hobbs, Dave Rickenburg, John Gove, Lanny Morgan, Tim Ries, Michael Davis, Brian Lynch, Peter Epstein, Terell Stafford and in 2009 David Binney.