Every year, the South End Library's Holiday Party and Jazz Concert features terrific music by Pat Loomis and his Friends, a home-cooked dinner prepared by chef John Hampton, and desserts brought by volunteers who love to bake. The audience sits at long tables between the stacks listening and eating, while regular library users who just happened to come in to pick up or drop off books are drawn in and stand around, tapping their feet, arms filled with books.
This year's line-up of musicians was as good as ever: Pat Loomis on the alto-sax; Antonio Shiell Loomis on guitar; Amy Bellamy, piano; Christoff Glaude on bass; Dave Fox, drums; and special guest, Tia Fuller, on alto-sax.
Fuller is is Mack Avenue Records recording artist. She is a Down Beat poll winner, who played with Beyonce and Esperalda Spalding.