Dave Eshelman’s Jazz Garden Big Band


Dave Eshelman’s Jazz Garden Big Band

May 17, 2024
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory

2040 Addison Street , Berkeley
This concert is sponsored by JAMBAR

Experience the Jazz Garden Big Band as they celebrate 40 years of captivating the Bay Area jazz scene. Known for their collaborations with legends like Mel Torme and Joe Henderson, this ensemble promises a night of timeless jazz. Join us for an evening of exceptional music from some of the most talented freelance musicians in the region. 

“Conductor, trombonist, arranger, and composer Dave Eshelman has become one of the foremost champions of creative and modern music in the United States. The Jazz Garden Big Band must be considered a leader in the formation and presentation of big band music in the modern creative vein.” – Dave Nathan, All Music Guide

“Keep those big band fires burning Dave!” – Al “Jazzbo” Collins, Bay Area Legend 

Band Members

Saxophones: Mary Fettig, Kasey Knudsen, Dann Zinn, Bob Kenmotsu, Bob Farrington

Trumpets: Marvin McFadden, Rich Bice, Mike Olmos, Erik Jekabson

Trombones: Matt Hall, Dave Eshelman, Jeanne Geiger, Rich Lee

Piano: Colin Hogan

Guitar: Randy Vincent

Bass: Dan Parenti

Drums: Kelly Fasman

Artist/Group Bios

2018 marked the 40th anniversary of the 1978 Jazz Garden Big Band premier to a standing room only audience at the Eulipia Café in downtown San Jose. Over the four decades since, it has performed in dozens of Bay Area jazz clubs, concert halls and festivals. The band has backed guest artists such as Mel Torme, Joe Henderson and Bruce Forman in concert and on it’s critically acclaimed CDs: The Jazz Garden (1982), Deep Voices (1988), When Dreams Come True (1993), and Milagro’s Journey (2001). Dave continues to add new originals and arrangements to the band’s repertoire. Learn more at http://jazzgarden.com

Proof of vaccination is no longer required for Covid-19. Masking is optional and masks are available upon request. The California Jazz Conservatory kindly requests that anyone feeling unwell refrain from attending in-person events of any kind.

This concert is sponsored by JAMBAR