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2015

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  • Sun
    04
    Jan
    2015

    Tokyo Garden Jam Session

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    1711 Fulton St., Fresno, CA 93721-1622 (559) 268-3596

    Craig VonBerg Trio

  • Sun
    11
    Jan
    2015

    Tokyo Garden Jam Session

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    1711 Fulton St., Fresno, CA 93721-1622 (559) 268-3596

    Richard Giddens Trio

  • Thu
    15
    Jan
    2015

    Dana/Hamada/Giddens Trio

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Tasting Room 7775 N. Palm Avenue, Suite 105 Fresno, CA 93720 North Fresno JazzHop with Mike Dana, guitar; Richard Giddens, bass
  • Sun
    18
    Jan
    2015

    RG4: Richard Giddens Quartet

    9:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Veni Vidi Vici

    1116 N Fulton, Fresno, CA 93728

    Mark Ribera, Craig VonBerg, Richard Giddens

  • Thu
    22
    Jan
    2015

    Karen Marguth

    8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. The Landmark Karen Marguth, vocals
  • Sat
    24
    Jan
    2015

    2015 Folsom Jazz Festival

    7:00 am - 6:00 pm Folsom High School/Rolling Hills Christian Church, Folsom CA adjudicate combos
  • Wed
    28
    Jan
    2015

    J.F. Kennedy Junior High Jazz Clinic Day

    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm J.F. Kennedy Junior High, Hanford, CA Rhythm section clinician
  • Thu
    29
    Jan
    2015

    RG4: Richard Giddens Quartet

    8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. The Landmark Mark Ribera, Craig VonBerg, Richard Giddens
  • Wed
    04
    Feb
    2015
    Thu
    05
    Feb
    2015

    2015 Mid-Valley Jazz Festival

    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Cherry Avenue Junior High
    Tulare, CA

    Adjudicate bands; feedback clinics

  • Sun
    08
    Feb
    2015

    Tokyo Garden Jam Session

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    1711 Fulton St., Fresno, CA 93721-1622 (559) 268-3596

    Richard Giddens Trio

  • Sat
    14
    Feb
    2015

    John Beasley with the Richard Giddens Trio

    7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Arte Américas

    Richard Lloyd Giddens Jr. - Bass
    Tom Alvie Wilson - Saxophone
    Brian Hamada - Drums

    The acclaimed trio will be joined by special guest John Beasley -- a pianist who has worked with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove, Steely Dan, Chaka Khan, and other music legends.

    "John is truly an amazing pianist, imaginative composer, creative improviser and arranger." -- Jazz Times

    “Beasley, the one-time keyboardist for Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis, reflects a variety of generational influences,incorporating the emphatic chordal clusters of Herbie Hancock, the rhythmic quirkiness of Monk and the lush intelligence of Art Tatum into a highly refined personal voice.” – LA Times

    Tickets are $15 and include complimentary appetizers by Veni Vidi Vici.

  • Sun
    15
    Feb
    2015

    RG4: Richard Giddens Quartet

    9:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Veni Vidi Vici

    1116 N Fulton, Fresno, CA 93728

    Mark Ribera, Craig VonBerg, Richard Giddens

  • Tue
    17
    Feb
    2015

    Jazz @ the Library

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Woodward Park Regional Library, Fresno, CA Jazz @ the Library - The Music of Pat Metheny presented by Mike Dana, guitar
  • Thu
    19
    Feb
    2015

    Dana/Hamada/Giddens Trio

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Tasting Room 7775 N. Palm Avenue, Suite 105 Fresno, CA 93720 North Fresno JazzHop with Mike Dana, guitar; Richard Giddens, bass
  • Fri
    20
    Feb
    2015

    CAJ Honor Jazz Choir

    8:00 pm

    Saroyan Theatre

    accompany 2015 CAJ Honor Jazz Choir, Jennifer Shelton Barnes, dir.

  • Fri
    27
    Feb
    2015
    Sat
    28
    Feb
    2015

    2015 San Joaquin Valley Jazz Festival

    8:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall
    Clovis North High School
    Fresno, CA

    Adjudicate bands; feedback clinics

  • Sun
    01
    Mar
    2015

    Tokyo Garden Jam Session

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    1711 Fulton St., Fresno, CA 93721-1622 (559) 268-3596

    Craig VonBerg Trio

  • Thu
    05
    Mar
    2015

    Benjamin Boone's Evolution Jazz Quartet

    9:30 pm

    Severance Theater

    2015 Rogue Festival

  • Fri
    06
    Mar
    2015

    Benjamin Boone's Evolution Jazz Quartet

    5:30 pm

    Severance Theater

    2015 Rogue Festival

  • Sat
    07
    Mar
    2015

    Benjamin Boone's Evolution Jazz Quartet

    10:00 pm

    Severance Theater

    2015 Rogue Festival

  • Sun
    08
    Mar
    2015

    Tokyo Garden Jam Session

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    1711 Fulton St., Fresno, CA 93721-1622 (559) 268-3596

    Richard Giddens Trio

  • Wed
    11
    Mar
    2015

    Milestones Youth Jazz "I" Ensemble

    8:00 p.m.

    Fresno State Music Dept. Concert Hall

    Opening set in support of Fresno State Jazz Ensembles

  • Fri
    13
    Mar
    2015

    Roy Carlson Quartet

    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm The Tasting Room 7775 N. Palm Avenue, Suite 105 Fresno, CA 93720 with Roy Carlson, bass; others TBA
  • Sun
    15
    Mar
    2015

    RG4: Richard Giddens Quartet

    9:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Veni Vidi Vici

    1116 N Fulton, Fresno, CA 93728

    Mark Ribera, Craig VonBerg, Richard Giddens

  • Tue
    17
    Mar
    2015

    Saxes @ State: Derek Smith

    8:00 p.m.

    CSUF Concert Hall

  • Thu
    26
    Mar
    2015

    Dana/Hamada/Giddens Trio

    8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

    The Landmark

    Mike Dana, guitar; Richard Giddens, bass

  • Sat
    11
    Apr
    2015

    Richard Giddens Quartet

    6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    Gazebo Gardens

    Craig VonBerg, Richard Giddens

  • Sun
    12
    Apr
    2015

    Tokyo Garden Jam Session

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    1711 Fulton St., Fresno, CA 93721-1622 (559) 268-3596

    Richard Giddens Trio

  • Fri
    17
    Apr
    2015

    Richard Giddens Quartet

    6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

    Gazebo Gardens

    Tom WIlson, Craig VonBerg, Richard Giddens

  • Sat
    18
    Apr
    2015

    Tim Shaghoian Trio

    12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Patio Café, Fig Garden Village

    with Tim Shaghoian, Spee Kosloff

  • Sun
    19
    Apr
    2015

    RG4: Richard Giddens Quartet

    9:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Veni Vidi Vici

    1116 N Fulton, Fresno, CA 93728

    Mark Ribera, Craig VonBerg, Richard Giddens

  • Fri
    24
    Apr
    2015
    Sat
    25
    Apr
    2015

    2015 Reno Jazz Festival

    8:00 am - 6:00 pm

    53rd Annual Reno Jazz Festival, University of Reno, Nevada

    Adjudicate bands, clinics, concerts, perform w/ Vertical Voices

  • Sun
    03
    May
    2015

    Tokyo Garden Jam Session

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    1711 Fulton St., Fresno, CA 93721-1622 (559) 268-3596

    Craig VonBerg Trio

  • Fri
    08
    May
    2015

    Tim Shaghoian Trio

    8:30 p.m.

    Peeve's Public House

    with Tim Shaghoian, Spee Kosloff

  • Sun
    10
    May
    2015

    Tokyo Garden Jam Session

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    1711 Fulton St., Fresno, CA 93721-1622 (559) 268-3596

    Tom Wilson, Tim Shaghoian, Spee Kosloff, Brian Hamada

  • Sun
    17
    May
    2015

    RG4: Richard Giddens Quartet

    9:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Veni Vidi Vici

    1116 N Fulton, Fresno, CA 93728
    Mark Ribera, Craig VonBerg, Richard Giddens

  • Thu
    21
    May
    2015

    Richard Giddens Trio

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The Tasting Room
    7775 N. Palm Avenue, Suite 105
    Fresno, CA 93720

    North Fresno JazzHop
    with Tom Wilson, tenor sax; Richard Giddens, bass

  • Fri
    22
    May
    2015

    Richard Giddens Trio

    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Guri's GrubHouse & Taps
    1713 E Shaw Ave.
    Fresno, CA
    (559) 225-2902

    with Tom Wilson, tenor sax; Richard Giddens, bass

  • Sat
    23
    May
    2015

    When Art Meets Jazz

    4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

    Fresno Art Museum

    Milestones Youth Jazz Fundraiser Concert

  • Fri
    05
    Jun
    2015

    Dale Engstrom Quartet

    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    RamosTorres Winery
    Kingsburg, CA

    RamosTorres Winery Summer Nights Wine Series
    Pizza, Wine, and Jazz

    What better way to spend another Friday night at Ramos Torres Winery with friends and family while enjoying some great pizza!

    This year we are planning to try something new and bring a Pizza Truck to the winery. We will be having Zamore Pizza coming to cater at our event. You won't want to miss it! More on Zamore Pizza

    We will also be bringing back Dale's Jazz Quartet for another jazz filled night!
    Time: 7:30PM-10:30PM
    RT Vino Members: $10.00; General: $15.00
    Price Includes all you can eat Pizza
    *Wine may be purchased separately

  • Sat
    06
    Jun
    2015

    Gilad Hekselman with the Richard Giddens Trio

    7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

    Arte Américas

    Gilad Hekselman - guitar

    with
    Richard Lloyd Giddens Jr. - Bass
    Tom Alvie Wilson - Saxophone
    Brian Hamada - Drums

     

  • Sun
    07
    Jun
    2015

    Tokyo Garden Jam Session

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    1711 Fulton St., Fresno, CA 93721-1622 (559) 268-3596

    Craig VonBerg Trio

  • Mon
    15
    Jun
    2015
    Sat
    20
    Jun
    2015

    Milestones Youth Jazz Workshop Summer Camp

    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Fresno Christian High School (People's Church campus; Cedar/Herndon)

    Milestones Summer Jazz Camp will take place on Monday, June 15 through Saturday, June 20 at Fresno Christian High School on the Peoples Church campus in Fresno.

    The camp is for jazz musicians and aspiring jazz musicians alike, from those just entering middle school to college students 20 years and younger. We have assembled a faculty of outstanding jazz educators and musicians who will lead small group ensembles and provide master classes and instruction in jazz theory and improvisation for kids playing at every level.

    Serving as artist in residence will be Gilbert Castellanos, one of the nation’s premier jazz trumpeters and a fixture on the Southern California jazz scene. Castellanos will also perform in concert for the public.

    Also new for 2015 is the addition of a vocal jazz program, headed up by jazz vocalist Karen Marguth.

  • Sun
    21
    Jun
    2015

    Richard Giddens Quartet

    9:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Veni Vidi Vici

    1116 N Fulton, Fresno, CA 93728
    Craig VonBerg, Richard Giddens, & special guest guitarist Jeff Miley

  • Thu
    25
    Jun
    2015

    Storm Nilson with the Richard Giddens Trio

    8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

    The Landmark

    Storm Nilson, guitar; Richard Giddens, bass, Tom Wilson, saxophone, Brian Hamada, drums

  • Sun
    12
    Jul
    2015

    Tokyo Garden Jam Session

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    1711 Fulton St., Fresno, CA 93721-1622 (559) 268-3596

    Richard Giddens Trio

  • Sun
    19
    Jul
    2015

    RG4: Richard Giddens Quartet

    9:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Veni Vidi Vici

    1116 N Fulton, Fresno, CA 93728

    Mark Ribera, Craig VonBerg, Richard Giddens

  • Sat
    22
    Aug
    2015

    No Prisoners: Storyland & Jazz 2015

    6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    This year's Storyland & Jazz fundraiser will be "at the River" at the San Joaquin River Parkway. No Prisoners will bring their glorious sound to the outdoors to raise funds for Storyland and other youth programs supported by Cultural Arts Rotary. Food tastings from local restaurants, a silent auction and fun are in store.
    culturalartsrotary.com
    Information: 18 and over; tix: $50.00
  • Mon
    05
    Oct
    2015

    Fresno City College Jazz Composers Orchestra

    8:00 pm

    Fresno State Music Dept. Concert Hall

    Annual concert with CSU Fresno Jazz Orchestra

  • Sun
    11
    Oct
    2015

    Tokyo Garden Jam Session

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    1711 Fulton St., Fresno, CA 93721-1622 (559) 268-3596

    Craig VonBerg Trio

  • Tue
    13
    Oct
    2015

    Jazz @ the Library

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Woodward Park Regional Library, Fresno, CA

    Jazz @ the Library - Great Moments In Jazz, presented by Mark Levine

  • Fri
    23
    Oct
    2015

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    7:30 pm Concert Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Sat
    24
    Oct
    2015

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    7:30 pm Concert Arte Américas Community Gallery, Fresno, CA
  • Sun
    25
    Oct
    2015

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    7:30 pm Concert CSU Northridge, Dept of Music
  • Sun
    01
    Nov
    2015

    Tokyo Garden Jam Session

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    1711 Fulton St., Fresno, CA 93721-1622 (559) 268-3596

    Craig VonBerg Trio

  • Mon
    02
    Nov
    2015

    Fresno City College Jazz Composers Orchestra

    7:30 pm

    Metro Galleries, Bakersfield, CA

    TBA
  • Sun
    08
    Nov
    2015

    Tokyo Garden Jam Session

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    1711 Fulton St., Fresno, CA 93721-1622 (559) 268-3596

    Richard Giddens Trio

  • Tue
    10
    Nov
    2015

    Willamette Jazz Collective

    7:30 p.m.

    Rogers Rehearsal Hall, Willamette University

    Guest artist with Jeff Miley & Willamette Jazz Collective, with Willamette Underground

  • Thu
    12
    Nov
    2015

    Inner Ear 13th Anniversary: Tribute to Philip Levine

    8:00 p.m.

    Fresno Art Museum, Bonner Auditorium

    The Inner Ear celebrates its 13th anniversary with a tribute to fellow Fresno poet and former U.S. Poet Laureate, Philip Levine, featuring Corrinne Hales and Lee Herrick, with other local writing notables, and including music by Benjamin Boone. Five nationally known writers will share stories or anecdotes about their relationship with Philip, their original works,as well as poems of Philip's. If you have never personally experienced one of our blowout anniversary events, this is the perfect time to come experience the Fresno spoken word scene: fun, exciting, deep, edgy, with live music and special guests. It's all happening at the Fresno Art Museum $15 Advance tickets, $20 night of the show.

  • Sun
    15
    Nov
    2015

    RG4: Richard Giddens Quartet

    9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

    Veni Vidi Vici

    Mark Ribera, Craig VonBerg, Richard Giddens

  • Sun
    06
    Dec
    2015

    Tokyo Garden Jam Session

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    1711 Fulton St., Fresno, CA 93721-1622 (559) 268-3596

    Craig VonBerg Trio; Special Christmas Edition

  • Mon
    07
    Dec
    2015

    Fresno City College Jazz Composers Orchestra Annual Holiday Concert

    7:30 pm Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater $20 general/$17 senior/JazzFresno/$12 student
  • Sun
    13
    Dec
    2015

    Tokyo Garden Jam Session

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    1711 Fulton St., Fresno, CA 93721-1622 (559) 268-3596

    Richard Giddens Trio

  • Thu
    17
    Dec
    2015

    Mint Quintet

    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    5ive Restaurant

    Holiday music

  • Sun
    20
    Dec
    2015

    RG4: Richard Giddens Quartet

    9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

    Veni Vidi Vici

    Tim Shaghoian, Richard Giddens, with special guests Jeff Miley, Matt Otto