Past Events

 Presented by 3 Guys Playin' the Blues Productions

sanborn225 3 Guys Playin the Blues Productions presents the David Sanborn Trio, featuring Joey DeFrancesco in concert at the historic Tower Theatre, Wednesday February 24th, 2010 at 8:00 PM. JazzFresno members receive a special ticket discount. Tickets are available online: or by calling the Tower Theatre Box Office at 559-485-9050.


David's new CD, "Only Everything" (Decca) featuring Joey DeFrancesco, Steve Gadd, James Taylor & Joss Stone pays tribute to the musicians who most inspired him early in his career - Ray Charles, and his two star saxophonists: Hank Crawford & David "Fathead" Newman. With "Only Everything" Sanborn is getting back in touch with his musical roots with a soulful take on Ray Charles classics like Hallelujah, I Love Her So, Hard Times, Let The Good Times Roll, Baby Won't You Please Come Home, Blues In the Night, and more.

Listen to 90.7 KFSR's interview with David Sanborn about his new CD and current tour:
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February 5th & 6th 2010
Presented by Buchanan High School

sjvjf2010posterThe 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
Tickets online...

Guest Artists:
Friday Noon Concert @ Buchanan High School

CSU Northridge Combo

Friday Night Concert @ Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall
Kneebody - Ben Wendel - Saxophone, Adam Benjamin - Keyboards, Kevah Rastegar - Bass, Nate Wood - Drums, Shane Endsley - Trumpet

Saturday Noon Concert @ Buchanan High School
Altered - Jeff Miley, John Flitcraft and Steve Holmes
Fresno City College Latin Jazz Band

Saturday Afternoon Concert @ Buchanan High School before Awards Ceremony
Buchanan High School Jazz Band "A"
California State University Fresno Jazz Band "A"

Read more: BHS presents the 2010 San Joaquin Valley Jazz Festival

lorenblue225 JazzFresno presents saxophonist Loren Pickford, in a rare return visit to his hometown of Fresno, in concert Friday December 11 2009 at the Club One Showroom. Joining Loren for this special event will be David Aus (piano); Kevin Hill (bass) and Gary Newmark (drums). For over 30 years, Loren was one of the most respected and influential jazz artists in Fresno. In the early 1990's he relocated to New Orleans, and has lived since 2005 in Kansas City, after fleeing Hurricane Katrina. This is his first Fresno performance in over two years.


Loren Pickford & Friends
Friday December 11, 2009 - 8:00 PM
Club One Casino Showroom

1033 Van Ness Ave - Fresno, CA 93721
Admission: $12 general / $10 JazzFresno members
Advance tickets are on sale at Club One & Sierra Nut House Villagio
Free parking is available in the "Underground Garage" at Van Ness & Tulare - take the elevator right into the Club One lobby.

In addition to his concert performance, Loren will also be the subject of a free Conversation With the Artist - Wednesday December 9th, 2009 at the Downtown Fresno Central Library at 7:00 PM. Joe Moore will host an open discussion with Loren, which will culminate in a duo performance with pianist David Aus.

Read more: JazzFresno presents Loren Pickford - Friday December 11 2009

lorenfresno225Join JazzFresno on Wednesday night December 9th 2009 for a Conversation with the Artist event, featuring former Fresno based jazz musician Loren Pickford. The event takes place at 7:00 PM at the Fresno County Central Library's Sarah McCardle Room in Downtown Fresno. The event will feature a discussion with Loren, moderated by 90.7 KFSR's Joe Moore, and a question and answer period. The evening will be capped off with a duo performance by Loren Pickford and pianist David Aus. 

Loren Pickford will also be appearing in concert on Friday December 11th 2009 at the Club One Showroom at 8:00 PM.

Support for the Conversations With the Artist series comes from the Community Enrichment Program, administered by the Fresno Arts Council.

Fresno County Central Library
2420 Mariposa Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Presented by Fresno City College

untband225On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010, the Fresno City College music department is honored to present the University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band in concert at the FCC Theatre. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $18 general, $15 senior/JazzFresno member, and $12 student. Tickets are available from the FCC Box Office, (559) 442-8221. The band will also be presenting free clinics for any interested jazz students or performers in the afternoon (time TBA; for details contact Mike Dana at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or (559) 442-4600 ext. 8463.) This is a rare West Coast appearance for this legendary jazz ensemble.

The One O’Clock Lab Band is the premier performing ensemble of the internationally acclaimed University of North Texas jazz studies program. Steve Wiest, Grammy-nominated composer and arranger, is director of the One O’Clock Lab Band. With an unprecedented six Grammy nominations (Lab 2009 received double nominations for "Best Large Jazz Ensemble" and "Best Instrumental Composition" for Ice-Nine composed by Steve Wiest) resulting from the library of over fifty critically acclaimed Lab Band recordings to date, the One O’Clock Lab Band is noted for exceptional individual musicianship and tight ensemble performance. One O’Clock Lab Band concerts feature the Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson libraries (both housed exclusively at North Texas), original compositions by Grammy-nominated composers Neil Slater and Steve Wiest, and the wealth of compositions and arrangements in our library written by current and former North Texas students.

Read more: FCC presents the UNT One O'Clock Lab Band Feb 2nd