Jazz Studies

18th Annual Night of Jazz at Yoshi's

Scholarship Fundraiser - Support the Future of Jazz

A Bay Area tradition since 2000, the Annual Night of Jazz brings together prominent performers and composers of jazz with CSU East Bay students in order to make great music together while raising funds to allow for future CSU East Bay students to study jazz. This year, the East Bay Jazz Orchestra and Combos will perform without a guest artist, under the direction of our new Director of Jazz Studies, Dann Zinn.

When? 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Where?

Yoshi's Oakland

Contact Information

510-885-3167

Other Information

Performance begins at 8:00 p.m.

Ticketing Information

All tickets are $20 · Visit Yoshi's Oakland or call Yoshi's at 510-238-9200

Director of Jazz Studies, Dann Zinn Director of Jazz Studies
Dann Zinn

The program's flagship big band, the East Bay Jazz Orchestra has toured extensively in Europe (2000, 2003, 2005, 2007) and Brazil (2001). The band's mission is to represent and pass the oral and aural traditions of jazz to the next generation of musicians and listeners. The Jazz Orchestra also aims to demonstrate the “swing feel” along with the other essential elements of jazz. Additionally, the ensemble will perform contemporary and cutting-edge music by today's leading jazz composers. Legendary guest artists who have performed alongside the ensembles skilled soloists include Joe Henderson, Michael Brecker, Greg Osby, James Moody, Gordon Goodwin, Ralph Alessi, Ingrid Jensen, Kenny Wheeler, Tom Harrell, Bob Brookmeyer, Conrad Herwig, Peter Erskine, John Abercrombie, John Patitucci, Jim McNeely, Seamus Blake, Maria Schneider, Lenny Pickett, Benny Green, Eddie Daniels, Stefon Harris, Adonis Rose, Wycliffe Gordon, Tiffany Austin, Teodross Avery, Bob Mintzer, Tia Fuller, Brad Leali and Irvin Mayfield.

Previous Guest Artists

  • 2016 - Tiffany Austin, vocalist; Teodross Avery, saxophone
  • 2015 - Howard Wiley, saxophone
  • 2014 - Mike Olmos, trumpet; and Marvin McFadden, trumpet
  • 2013 - Lenny Pickett, saxophone
  • 2012 - Marvin Stamm, trumpet
  • 2011 - Dave Eshelman, trombonist, composer
  • 2010 - Marcus Shelby, bassist, composer
  • 2009 - Dayna Stephens, saxophone
  • 2008 - Ralph Alessi, trumpet
  • 2007 - Gregg Field, drums and Shelly Berg, piano
  • 2006 - Jamie Davis, vocalist and alumnus of the Count Basie Orchestra
  • 2005 - Warren Gale, Jr., trumpet
  • 2004 - Kim Richmond, composer, arranger, saxophone
  • 2003 - Gordon Goodwin, composer, arranger, saxophone
  • 2002 - Peter Erskine, drummer and composer
  • 2001 - Maria Schneider, composer and conductor; and Dann Zinn, woodwinds
  • 2000 - Gerald Wilson, conductor; Anthony Wilson, guitar; and Dann Zinn, woodwinds
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