After the last performance of the fabulous Charlie Brown Blues Band on August 13, the question became: what could top this? Now we know: two vocalists --the first in this season's four-concert series-- will accompany the next scheduled band, WeJazzUp, with pianist Frank Wilkins. The singers are none other than Wali Ali, whose musical credits include having been the lead guitarist for The Temptations, Eddie Kendricks, Teena Marie, Rick James Patrice Rushen, Marvin Gaye, The Jacksons, Aretha Franklin, The Undisputed Truth and Norman Connors; and saxophonist/vocalist Pat Loomis, who helped organize the FOSEL-sponsored concert series. His son, Antonio, performed two weeks ago in Library Park with the award-winning Charlie Brown Blues Band, which showcased five Boston Arts Academy music students.
The concerts are free. Bring chairs. Enjoy the sliced watermelon provided by FOSEL. Check this web site for weather-related changes. The Jazz and Blues series is funded by a generous donation by the Ann H. Symington Foundation. The park is located on Tremont Street between West Newton Street and Rutland Square. Seating is limited. The music starts at 6:30 PM and ends around 8:00 PM. Restrooms are available inside the library which is open on Tuesday nights. The South End branch is fully handicapped accessible.