Improvised Jazz Fest with Filmworks and Fresno Phil
Sent to mailinglist subscribers on May 5, 2017
Sometimes, serendipity strikes. And when that happens, it’s best to improvise.
One day after Fresno Filmworks presents “Chasing Trane” — the new documentary feature film exploring the life, work, and influence of jazz icon John Coltrane — our friends at the Fresno Philharmonic are presenting the pops concert “What a Wonderful World,” a tribute to the Father of Jazz, Louis Armstrong.
Virtuoso trumpeter and singer Byron Stripling leads a swinging tribute to the great Satchmo with hits like “Basin Street Blues,” “Mack the Knife,” “Ain’t Misbehavin,’” “Hello Dolly,” and “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Conducted by Chelsea Tipton II, this electrifying and heartfelt tribute will leave you dancing in the aisles! Tickets for adults cost $25 to $79, and tickets for students and children cost $15.
Friday, May 12
Fresno Filmworks presents “Chasing Trane” film (buy tickets)
Historic Tower Theatre, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 13
Fresno Philharmonic presents “What a Wonderful World” concert (buy tickets)
William Saroyan Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
The Philharmonic is offering a 20% discount on any adult ticket to “What a Wonderful World” if you mention Fresno Filmworks! Special offer is only good on phone orders placed through the Phil box office, 559.261.0600.