Fresno State Jazz Festival revival is part of a larger vision for the program

Richard Giddens and the Jazz Band

It had been nearly 20 years since the last Fresno State Jazz Festival, and after a day of performances by visiting schools, the main concert began in the Fresno State Concert Hall on the evening of Nov. 29. Richard Giddens, Director of Jazz Studies for the Fresno State Department of Music directed the Fresno State […]

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New Faces: Music welcomes new Director of Jazz Studies

New Faces in Music: Richard Giddens Fresno State College of Arts and Humanities

The College of Arts and Humanities at Fresno State is the largest college on campus, encompassing nine departments, and the Armenian Studies Program. Each year, new faculty are brought on to elevate the academic offerings here at Fresno State. These new faculty members bring innovative research, diverse fields of study and technical expertise to our […]

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Music Notes: Jazz groups to perform on March 20

Fresno State Jazz Band

Students in the Fresno State Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble will present a concert at 8 p.m. Monday, March 20, in the Concert Hall at Fresno State. The groups will perform the music of Woody Herman, Alan Ferber, Steely Dan, Fred Sturm, Bob Curnow and more. Each group comprises about 20 students, all of whom […]

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