Rory Snyder’s Night Jazz Band plays a wide variety of Big Band musical styles from classic to modern, including Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Charles Mingus, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and many more.
Rory Snyder is a professor emeritus from Diablo Valley College where he was Director of Jazz Studies for 21 years. Snyder has performed professionally on saxophone, flute, and clarinet for years, and was inducted into the California Alliance for Jazz Hall of Fame in 2014.
Aside from the many street-side parking spaces, there are 3 parking lots / garages within one to two blocks of the venue. There is a two story large parking structure behind the Fenix. If you can’t find a space there, seek out the lot at Lootens Place and fifth street (1-1/2 blocks away) and the multi floor lot at A and third streets (2 blocks away).