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Free Jazz Concert At Sierra Meadows

AHWAHNEE — Twenty-five jazz guitarists and ten bass players from across the United States and Canada will be performing at a free concert at Sierra Meadows on Thursday, June 22, from 7 to 10 p.m.

The concert is the grand finale of an annual five-day Yosemite Jazz Guitar and Bass Workshop, being held June 18-23 at Evergreen Conference Center in Oakhurst.

This is the 16th jazz workshop hosted by local guitarist Rich Severson and sponsored by his guitar education website, GuitarCollege.com.

Severson and his resident artist/bass instructor Todd Johnson from Phoenix (www.ToddJohnsonMusic.com) welcome this year’s guest guitar instructors David Becker from Los Angeles, and Fresno City College’s Jazz Department Chair Mike Dana. Both guitarists have been Grammy nominees and teach the world over.

Fresno’s leading jazz drummer, Gary Newmark, will join the group to complete the rhythm section.

Featured performances will include with the workshop participants and instructors throughout the evening and will conclude with a jam session with the instructors.

Sierra Meadows is located at 46516 Opah Drive. Admission is free.

For more information contact Rich or Gail Severson at 559-642-2597.

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