Jazz at the Library February 2019: The music of Milt Jackson, presented by Tony Manjarrez.
JazzFresno, the Fresno County Public Library, KFSR FM, and the Friends of Woodward Park Library hosted a free and open to the public Jazz at the Library presentation on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:00 at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin), Fresno, CA 93720. Tony Manjarrez, jazz vibraphonist and educator, will give a presentation on the iconic vibraphonist Milt Jackson. Milton “Bags” Jackson was a American jazz vibraphonist remembered for his cool swinging solos and was co-founder of the Modern Jazz Quartet. He played with many of the jazz greats including Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Woody Herman and Coleman Hawkins. Tony will examine Milt’s music, his career and the impact he left for a generation of musicians after him. Tony will be joined by Rick Helzer (keyboard); John Lauffenburger (Bass); Gary Newmark (drums).