JazzFresno is proud to present THE BOB MINTZER QUARTET in concert on Wednesday, June 18 at 7:30 pm in the newly remodeled Bullard High Theater. Joining Mintzer will be fellow Yellowjackets member Russell Ferrante, piano; Edwin Livingston, bass; and Steve Schaeffer, drums.
The concert is part of JazzFresno's Milestones Summer Jazz Concert Series that includes the Billy Hart Quartet on the previous evening, Tuesday, June 17. Add a ticket to the Billy Hart Quartet concert and save a few bucks! (Tickets for Billy Hart only are available at this link: http://bpt.me/696137)
In the jazz world, there isn't much that Bob Mintzer has not done. He's a 20-year member of the Grammy award winning Yellowjackets, leads his own Grammy winning large jazz ensemble, serves as the director of jazz studies at USC and performs with his own quartet. He's also written more than 200 big band arrangements and has 26 solo recordings with both big bands and small ensembles.
He honed his big band writing and playing skills in the bands of Tito Puente, Buddy Rich, Thad Jones-Mel Lewis. As an instrumentalist Bob has worked with Art Blakey, Jaco Pastorius, Sam Jones, Randy Brecker, Gil Evans, the Yellowjackets, GRP All Star Big Band, Mike Manieri, The New York Philharmonic, to name a few. He has done session work for James Taylor, Steve Winwood, Queen, Donald Fagan, Milton Nascimento, and countless others.
Bob has recorded some 30 solo projects and was awarded with 4 grammy nominations and a Grammy award for best large jazz ensemble recording in 2001 for Homage to Count Basie on the DMP label.
Opening for Mintzer will be the Milestones Summer Jazz Faculty Ensemble, a group that is comprised of many of the Valley's best jazz musicians including John Ayala, Mike Dana, Dale Engstrom, Richard Giddens, Brian Hamada, Larry Honda, Eva Scow and Craig VonBerg.
Don't miss this Grammy-winning artist performing in an intimate 350-seat venue. Proceeds from the concert benefit the Milestones Youth Jazz Workshop.
Tickets are also available at American Music Company, 2597 E Ashlan Ave, Fresno.
Thanks to sponsors Andreas Eastman, American Music Company, Me 'n Eds and Bentley's Drum Shop!
Bullard High School Theater (View)
5445 N Palm Ave
Fresno, CA 93704