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Jamey Aebersold Quartet 11/10/2016 by Scott Birdwhistell

Jazz: Live at the Library! Series

Thursday, April 13: The Jazz Arts Foundation, Inc. and the Lexington Public Library continue their Jazz: Live at the Library! series of monthly concerts at the Central Library Farish Theatre, 140 East Main St. in downtown Lexington. Show #120 features Art Gore & 3 More with Art Gore/drums, Jim Connerley/Piano, Jim Anderson/Bass, & Brent Gallaher/Saxophone. Show time: 7 – 8:15PM. Admission: FREE.

Jazz Appreciation Month 2017: Women in Jazz:  Jazz Appreciation Month (fondly known as “JAM”) was created at the Smithsonian museum in 2002 to herald and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz for the entire month of April.

JAM is intended to stimulate and encourage people of all ages to participate in jazz – to study the music, attend concerts, listen to jazz on radio and recordings, read books about jazz, and more. This year, being the centennial of jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald, JAM 2017 will celebrate women in jazz. Beyond the traditional female vocalist, there are also many great composers, arrangers, orchestrators, and instrumentalists who have and continue to leave an indelible print on the history and future of jazz.

Jazz Appreciation Month is committed to the celebration of and participation in jazz for all. As the initiator of JAM, the National Museum of American History is the home of the JAM logo, radio announcements, and the Directory of Jazz Societies for individuals, organizations, and more to use to create their own JAM events.  Click HERE for much more information about JAM from the Smithsonian website.


Sunday, April 30:
The Jazz Arts Foundation, Inc. and the Lexington Public Library would like you to join us for an International Jazz Day Celebration from 3 to 4:15 PM in the Central Library Farish Theatre, 140 East Main St. in downtown Lexington. Featured musicians will be Brandon Coleman/Guitar, Harold Young/Piano, Bob Bryant/Bass & Dave McWhorter/Drums. Admission: FREE. Click HERE for a 2017 International Jazz Day Fact Sheet.

 

Thursday, May 11:  The Jazz Arts Foundation, Inc. and the Lexington Public Library continue their Jazz: Live at the Library! series of monthly concerts at the Central Library Farish Theatre, 140 East Main St. in downtown Lexington. Show #121 features the Monika Herzig Quartet with Monika Herzig/Piano, Tim McCord/Trumpet, Mike Sharfe/Bass, and Dave McWhorter/Drums. Show time: 7 – 8:15PM. Admission: FREE.

Ongoing:  Jazz: Live at the Library! the series, which began April 12, 2007, takes place in the Lexington Central (downtown) Library Farish Theater on the second Thursday of each month from 7 – 8:15 PM, and is FREE to the public. The Jazz Arts Foundation is proud to present a monthly series of live jazz performances by some of the region’s best musicians who will bring back to life the golden age of local jazz.  Since its inception in March 2007, the series has brought in over 200 different top-flight musicians & educators from Lexington, Cincinnati, Bloomington, Columbus, Dayton and Louisville areas. International musicians from Brazil and Russia have also performed as part of the Jazz: Live at the Library! Concert Series.  Once again a generous donation from Jamey Aebersold Jazz has extended the series to June, 2018 which allows JAF to continue to bring in new musicians and fan favorites to fulfill its mission of “Enhancing the Awareness of Jazz as a Performing Art.”

Check your Lexington Cable TV schedule for Library Channel 20 or the Library website for their Channel 20 listing to view previously recorded shows from the Jazz: Live at the Library! Concert Series.

The series is sponsored by Jamey Aebersold Jazz, and the Jazz Arts Foundation, Inc.

We are a “listener supported” organization. Our only source of operational funding is from memberships – please become a member
so we can continue the Jazz: Live at the Library! series as well as produce other jazz performances and concerts throughout the year.

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