Back to All Events

The First of Four South End Library Jazz & Blues Concert in Library Park Will Showcase Pat Loomis and His Friends and Grammy-award Winner, Puerto Rican Percussionist Eguie Castrillo

Percussionist Eguie Castrillo will be in Library Park on July 23.

Percussionist Eguie Castrillo will be in Library Park on July 23.

NOTE: The free concerts will be held, rain or shine, inside the library or outside in Library Park.

J & B 7:23 poster.png

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.

kevin harris piano.png

The Special Guest on July 30 will be New York -based pianist/composer Kevin Harris. He is known for his exploration of the crossroads and intersections between Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis. J.S. Bach, Scott Joplin, and the folkloric African rhythms of the Caribbean.

Nephrok and the Motown Masterpiece Orchestra, coming to Library Park on Augu st 20

Nephrok and the Motown Masterpiece Orchestra, coming to Library Park on August 20

FOSEL and Pat Loomis will showcase the exciting vocalists Nephrok and the Motown Masterpiece Orchestra on August 20 and one week later, on Tuesday, August 27, we will host The A-Beez, a Boston based music collective with its roots in soul, funk, and R&B. At the core of A-Beez 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.

The A-Beez, a Boston-based music collective in Library Park August 27.

The A-Beez, a Boston-based music collective in Library Park August 27.

FOSEL serves delicious slices of fresh watermelon, as always. There will be some seating provided but feel free to bring your own.

Library Park Special Guests Hosts Pat Loomis and his Band

Library Park Special Guests Hosts Pat Loomis and his Band