Saxophonist Pat Loomis, who with his great Friends Band has electrified summer evenings in Library Park for years, has booked four Special Guests for the upcoming outdoor Jazz & Blues concerts on Tuesdays July 23, July 30, August 20 and August 27. The series will start on July 23 with Special Guest Puerto Rican percussionist Eguie Castrillo known for the intensity, energy and excitement of Mambo, Son and Cha-Cha-Cha that pays homage to the first Mambo Kings: Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez and Machito.
On July 30, the Special Guest will be New York -based pianist/composer Kevin Harris. He is known for exploring the crossroads and intersections between Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis. J.S. Bach, Scott Joplin, and the folkloric African rhythms of the Caribbean.
On August 20 will showcase the exciting vocalists of Nephrok and the Motown Masterpiece Orchestra and on August 27, we will host The A-Beez, a Boston based music collective with its roots in soul, funk, and R&B. At the A-Beez core are keyboardist Amy Bellamy and bassist Aaron Bellamy who began their musical collaboration in the early 2000s as members of the Sam Kininger band (BMG Japan recording artists). They backed up numerous artists, including Chaka Khan, Beyonce, Terri Lyne Carrington, Elan Trotman, Martin Luther, Cody Chestnut, The Perceptionists, Club D’elf and many more.
FOSEL serves delicious slices of fresh watermelon, as always. There will be some seating provided but feel free to bring your own.