James Francies is the youngest recipient of the American Federation of Musicians President’s Youth Award, and DownBeat magazine has already recognized him twice for Composition and Jazz Arrangement.
His band opened for the legendary Jazz Crusaders reunion, and he has performed at many festivals, including the Monterey Jazz Festival. Grammy-nominated pianist Taylor Eigsti describes Francies as “poised to become a major voice on the instrument.”
The Auditorium parking lot is located at the corner of Park and Lovell Streets with access from each street. Parking spaces in this lot are reserved Monday through Friday from 7:00am until 6:00pm. Free parking is available in this lot after 6:00pm and on the weekends. On-street parking is available in the area immediately surrounding the Auditorium.