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Jazz and Funk's in Town!

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Thank You for Attending Jazzday 2024!

Thank you for attending our 2023 Jazzday event!

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Thank you to our amazing musicians!                                        Thank you for the love!

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Two Events 2022- Online and Live in Person!  

The Online Morning Event  view at

The Live in Person in Livermore Afternoon Event!

The Fabulous Tommy Morimoto with Mamiko Watanabe and Bob Mover Happy Internation Jazzday from New York City!

Tommy is a professional saxophonist based out of New Jersey and New York

The Fabulous Anthony Colemanll from NOLA

Anthony is a professional trumpeter based out of New Orleans Louisiana 

The Incredible Victor Patton!

The Fabulous Charles Rakes!

Charles is a guitarist and teacher based out of Virginia.

The Fabulous Arthur Barinque

Arthur is an Artist, Dancer, and DJ as well as Public Speaker/eMCee. He believes in the healing and connecting power of music. 

Arthur Barinque is a dynamic and passionate leader who uses his communication skills to bridge connections with goals of healing, access, giving back, and providing opportunities. Arthur has over a decade of experience producing and being involved in impactful youth focused arts and culture projects from concept to completion. These programs and events connect generations and cultures which build strong foundations of community. Arthur provides mentorship, opportunities, platforms, and guidance for youth in middle school through college. 

Arthur is currently a Leadership Development Specialist with Center for Excellence in Nonprofits, an anti-racist organization providing consulting, training and capacity building for nonprofit leaders and organizations. Arthur also runs a multicultural arts consulting business.

The Fabulous Tommy Morimoto with Mamiko Watanabe and Bob Mover from New York City

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Thank You For Your Support!

Thank You For Attending Our 2 Jazzday 2022 Events!

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International Jazz Day 2021 was a hit!  

Thank you for attending our 2021 online Jazz Day Event.  

The musicians were top notch, thank you  for your continued support!  

See you next year!

Jazzday 10 - 2021!

The Fabulous Ken Labrecque Biography 

Ken Labrecque attended the University of Maine at Augusta, graduating with the first class of the Bachelors of Jazz and Contemporary music. Labrecque studied classical guitar under Tom Hoffmann, Keith Crook and David Leisner. Ken studied jazz guitar with Tony Gaboury, Gary Whitner, and Tom Hoffman. He has taught at Fryeburg, Gould and Hebron Academies, the University of Maine at Augusta and Farmington, and the Maine Jazz Camp. 

Ken is currently the Instructor of Guitar at Bates College, where he has taught since 1987, and is a music teacher in the Mt Blue Regional School District. Ken was the Director of Music for Dirigo High School from 2001 - 2017. He is an active performer of classical and jazz guitar. 

The fabulous Victor Patton!

Bio:  Victor A. Patton -- a musician and journalist based in California's Central Valley with Alabama roots, is pleased to Celebrate Jazz Day 2021 and is always ready to entertain. He can be reached at  

Karl Evangelista - guitar, voice, drums, samples, misc.

Rei Scampavia - synth, voice, drums, misc.

Grex is an art rock/experimental music duo based out of Oakland, California. In biological terms, a "grex" is an entity composed of several smaller organisms. Grex (the band) explores the meeting point between surreal songcraft and the dark outer reaches of experimental music. The group has been called an "otherworldly experience" (Eugene Weekly) and "true genre warping music" (KFJC), recalling at turns the ecstatic energy of John Coltrane, the electronic squall of Death Grips, and the lilting indie rock of Mitski.

Grex has performed at The Great American Music Hall, Slim's (SF), Myra Melford's New Frequnices Festival, The Switchboard Music Festival, The Sonic Circuits Festival (DC), and the United States of Asian America Festival, and organized two Lockdown Festivals in the midst of the 2020 coronavirus quarantine. The band has worked with Fred Frith, Tony Levin (Stick Men), Marshall Trammell (Black Spirituals), Scott Amendola (Nels Cline, TJ Kirk), and Asian Improv aRts, and Evangelista is an active improvising guitarist alongside the likes of Louis Moholo-Moholo, Oliver Lake, Ben Goldberg, Alexander Hawkins, and Trevor Watts.

The fabulous Karl and Rei of Grex!

The fabulous Doug Munro!

Doug Munro is a critically acclaimed New York-based jazz guitarist. Since 1986 he has released 19 albums as a leader and has appeared on over 100 recordings as a sideman, producer, and arranger, working with artists like Dr. John, Michael Brecker, and Dr. Lonnie Smith. He has over 75 published compositions and over 300 recorded arrangements to his credit.

In the recording field, Doug has received two Grammy nominations and two NAIRD awards.

His 2011 release, A Very Gypsy Christmas was a top 5 pick by the Wall Street Journal. picked Boogaloo to Beck, which he arranged, co-produced, and on which he played, as a Top Ten Jazz CD of 2003. Doug also did orchestration on the Oscar-winning documentary film When We Were Kings. His latest CD released in 2017, The Harry Warren Songbook, has received rave reviews and is still receiving strong airplay.

He has written four books on jazz improvisation for Warner Brothers Publications and Alfred Music Publications, including one entitled, From Swing to Bebop, which won the Music and Sound Retailers instructional book of the year award in 2000. His latest book, The Total Latin Guitarist (Alfred Publishing) was released in 2010.

Doug now writes exclusively for online publications and instructional websites. He contributes guitar instruction articles for Premier Guitar magazine and is a teaching/artist contributor for where he has two online instructional courses and his own dedicated subscriber channel called Doug Munro’s Guitar Garage.

Munro created and directed the Jazz Studies Program at The Conservatory of Music at Purchase College in 1993 and is now Professor Emeritus. He has been an artist/instructor at the Litchfield Jazz Camp as a teaching artist since 2009.

Having worked with a veritable Who’s Who of Jazz and Soul artists, Doug has garnered high praise from both his fellow artists and the press. Dr. Lonnie Smith said of him, “Doug Munro…well he can flat out play!”

The Fabulous Charles Rakes!

Charles is a guitarist and teacher based out of Virginia.

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors!

Thank you to our 2021 donors!

Thank you to our Friends and Partners!

International Jazz Day 2020 Cancelled Due to Covid 19 Shutdown!  See You Next Year!

International Jazz Day 2019: West Coast Jazz Fest

Saturday, May 4th, 2019 @ 3PM

Saturday May 4th 2019

Join us for an afternoon of jazz with West Coast Jazz Fest at the Mariposa County fairgrounds.  Performers: 

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West Jazz Commanders and The Mikel Soria Jazz Quartet and University of Merced Jazz and Latin,  Dance Students.  Montage Latin Fusion Band and Mariposa High Jazz Band.   Subject to change.

Gates Open at 2:30 PM

Music Starts at 3:00 PM

U.C. Merced Latin Jazz and Dance w Dr. Beaster-Jones and Dr. Vergara

Jazz Day with U.C. Dance dept.

U.C. Merced Latin Dance and Jazz

The United State Air Force Commanders Jazz Ensemble

Mikel Soria Jazz Trio w Dr. Patricia Vergara and John  Ady

Mariposa High School Jazz Band

Rod Fiester, Mariposa County Music Director and Mariposa High Jazz Band

Sing, Sing, Sing!

Montage Jazz Fusion Band w Jorge Espinoza

West Coast Jazz Fest w U.C. Merced Celebrates International Jazz Day!

Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors!

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International Jazz Day 2018: Mariposa Jazz Fest: West Coast Jazz

Sunday, April 29, 2018 @ 3PM

The Music of Tom Hoffmann and West Coast Jazz presents:  

The Mother of Jazz Fests & The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West

In Celebration of International Jazz Day 2018

In Loving Memory of Erik Bryan Plank, Mariposa High School Class of 1985

Hosted at Mariposa High School, Fiester Auditorium, 5074 Old Highway North, Mariposa, CA 95338

The Music of Tom Hoffmann Presents

April 30, 2017  We held an online music program!

Yosemite, CA

International Jazz Day 2016

April 29, 2016

U.C. Merced, Lakireddy Auditorium, 5200 Lake Road, Merced, CA 95340

Stanislaus Military Academy Color Guard

Guests of Honor Rudy and Cindy Merino

Color Guard Stanislaus Military Academy 

Merced Youth Drum Corps

Merced Youth Drum Corps

International Jazz Day 2015

April 30, 2015

Trad Jazz of The Creole Jazz Kings @ Mariposa Art Park, 5013 CA-140, Mariposa, CA 95338

Mikel Soria Jazz Group @ Strings Italian Cafe, 731 East Yosemite Avenue, Merced, CA 95340

International Jazz Day 2014

April 30, 2014

Strings Italian Restaurant Yosemite Ave. Merced, CA

Mariposa County Pre-K to 4th Grades to Merced Children's Symphony Thanks to Trish Gilger and Mariposa Community Foundation!

Merced Children's Symphony

School Kids at the Symphony

Enjoying the Music!

Extended Day!

Outing after Symphony!

Mikel Soria, Sal Castillo, Greg Christiansen, John Ady

International Jazz Day 2013

April 30, 2013

The Sandpiper, 535 West Yosemite Avenue, Manteca, CA 95337