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Successful Jazz Concert at Fresno State University

Richard Giddens orchestrates the FSU Jazz Orchestra band at the Fresno State Concert Hall on Oct. 1, 2018.

Story By: Sarah Chavez, Reporter

October 9, 2018

The audience sat quietly compelled as orchestrated jazz music filled the Fresno State University Concert Hall on 8 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2018. The FSU Jazz band and the Jazz Composer's Orchestra band performed at a Jazz Orchestra Concert at the FSU Concert Hall. The FSU Jazz band is directed by Richard...

Mike Dana to Be Inducted into Jazz Hall of Fame, Will Retire in May

Mike Dana

Story By: Noah Villaverde, A&E Editor

January 24, 2018

Before he retires from Fresno City College this May,  Jazz Studies Director Mike Dana will be inducted into the California Alliance for Jazz Hall of Fame in San Jose on Feb. 16.   Dana is in his 28th and final year as the Jazz Studies director at FCC and will retire at the end of the spring 2018 ...

Live Jazz Thrills in Fresno’s Tokyo Garden

Fresno City College Latin Jazz Ensemble performs at Tokyo Garden Restaurant on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.

Story By: Jimmy Heng, Reporter

November 29, 2017

Jazz fans got a little taste of Japan in Fresno when the FCC jazz ensemble performed at Tokyo Garden Restaurant on Nov. 19. Tokyo Garden served Japanese cuisine in a traditional styled setting. The restaurant was packed with an audience ready for a night of live jazz. According to the restaurant’s...

Latin Jazz Ensemble brings life to FCC Theater

Story By: Alejandra Flores, Reporter

November 7, 2017

The FCC Latin Jazz Ensemble had a performance on Oct. 24th at the FCC Theatre. This Latin Jazz Ensemble started off with a piece from composer David Torres. This particular piece changed to a very fast tempo within the first couple of seconds. Drums were played by Edgar Mascareno overtook for a couple...

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