On the heals of a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, The Richard Giddens Group makes a final stop on its California tour. The band features Giddens, a Fresno native, plus an all-star lineup of jazz-musician friends, including tenor saxophonist Matt Otto, pianist Adam Benjamin, guitarist Storm Nilson and drummer Tomas Fujiwara.
Special for this show, the band will be joined by Julien Knowles. The trumpet player earned the honor after winning the Milestones Youth Jazz Soloist Showcase last weekend.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, inside Arte Americas, 1630 Van Ness Ave. Tickets are $10-$15. 559-266-2623, www.arteamericas.org