The Fresno State Jazz Orchestra directed by Richard Lloyd Giddens Jr. and the Fresno State Jazz Ensemble directed by Craig VonBerg will come together for a spooky night of music for the “Jazz-O-Ween” concert presented by California State University, Fresno.
The Fresno State Jazz Orchestra has consistently been one of the top jazz ensembles on the West Coast for over three decades and features music majors and non-music majors alike. The history of the ensemble includes first place awards at the Reno Jazz Festival and The Pacific Coast Collegiate Jazz Festival. The group has appeared in Europe and Japan, as well as many festivals throughout the United States, including the National Collegiate Jazz Festival and the Kent-Meridian Festival at the Seattle Opera House.
The Fresno State Jazz Ensemble is the “B” band to the Jazz Orchestra, but is a dominating ensemble in its own right, and features music majors and non-music majors alike. The group consistently earns high marks at the Reno Jazz Festival and boasts musicians highly sought after for performances in the San Joaquin Valley.