Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month at Your Library

Posted Mar 25th, 2009 by Rhonda B. Sewell  Category: Arts & Entertainment,


For its second year, the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is swinging out and blaring its horns to the up-tempo as we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 at Main Library, 325 Michigan St.

This free celebration will feature more than 100 jazz musicians performing live on three different Library stages in the Wintergarden, McMaster Center and in the Huntington Meeting Room! Observed each April, Jazz Appreciation Month is celebrated nationally and internationally, and it is the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History which operates the world’s most comprehensive set of jazz programs to honor the month.

Jazz is an American musical art form first started in the early 20th century in African American communities in the South. Its influence is based on West African and European traditions.

This is the second year that local pianist Charles W. McDaniel, secretary/treasurer of the Professional Musicians of Northwest Ohio (Local 15-286 AFM), has assisted the Library in presenting this appreciation event.

Main Library WINTERGARDEN performances:
Noon – Dick Lange Trio
1 p.m. – Toledo Symphony Jazz Trio
2 p.m. – Lori LaFevre Quartet
3 p.m. – Jim Gottron Quartet
4 p.m. – Ramona Collins Quartet

Main Library HUNTINGTON MEETING ROOM performances:
Noon – Selina Perryman & Company
1 p.m. – The Murphy’s and Glenda Biddlestone
2 p.m. – Toledo School for the Arts
3 p.m. – Keith Bernhard & More Jazz Messengers
4 p.m. – Bob Rex Trio

Main Library McMASTER CENTER performances:
Noon – Jelise and Company
1 p.m. – Chefs of Dixieland
2 p.m. – University of Toledo Jazz Faculty Quartet
3 p.m. – Toledo Youth Jazz Ensemble
4 p.m. – Bowling Green State University Jazz Ensemble

This Jazz Appreciation Month special program is presented
by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Charles W. McDaniel,
and the Professional Musicians of NW Ohio, Local 15-286 AFM.

For more details, please call 419.259.5207

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