The four themed concerts are sponsored by the Boston Public Library and the Friends of the South End Library. A generous grant from the Ann H. Symington Foundation last year helped pay for the events then, as well as this year. All concerts start at 6:30 PM. TUESDAY, AUGUST 12:
Groovin’ — A Smooth Jazz Party: featuring Pat Loomis (alto and soprano sax); Antonio Shiell Loomis (guitar); Frank Wilkins (keyboard); Christoff Glaude (bass); Joaquin Santos (drums).
The first concert was held Tuesday, June 24, with the theme of Groovin’ High — The Music of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. It featured Pat Loomis (alto
saxophone); Scott Aruda (trumpet); Antonio Shiell Loomis (guitar); Jesse Williams (bass) and Tom Arey (drums). The second, on July 8, was called Back at the Chicken Shack, a Soul-Jazz Retrospective, with Pat Loomis (alto saxophone); Antonio Shiell Loomis (guitar); Ken Clark (organ); Benny Benson (drums). The most recent show took place July 29, with the title of Impressions: The Music of John Coltrane, also with Pat Loomis (alto and soprano saxophone); Antonio Shiell Loomis (guitar); Jesse Tate (piano); Dan Winshall (bass); Dave Fox (drums)