Coming Up: The Next Summer Jazz and Blues Concert with Pat Loomis in Library Park on Tuesday, August 2, at 6:30 PM, Themed "Heritage: A Celebration of the Great American Songbook"

Pat Loomis alto-sax blow-out, with drummer Zeke Martin and Christof Glaude, bass After the fantastic opening concert by jazz and blues group Pat Loomis and Friends on July 12 in Library Park, you will be ready for the next one on Tuesday, August 2 at 6:30 PM. The theme for the second Library Park feast in the summer series of four is Heritage: A Celebration of the Great American Songbook. Playing with Pat Loomis  on alto sax will be Scott Aruda on trumpet; Antonio Loomis, guitar; Steven Higgs, piano; Dave Zox, bass; and Dave Fox on drums. jazz pics -4FOSEL has ordered the same sultry weather so perfect for summer nights in the city that we saw on July 12. FOSEL volunteers will slice fresh watermelon on site.

The final two jazz-and-blues blowouts will take place on August 9 and August 23, with  the handles Grits 'N Gravy: A Soulful Evening of Jazz and Blues and Let's Groove Tonight: A funky Jazz Party with Ivory Jones and White Chocolate, respectively. The Grits 'N Gravy performance will showcase the Loomis father and son team accompanied by Rusty Scott, organ and Benny Benson, drums.  For the final event of the season, Let's Groove Tonight, the Loomis team will play with vocalist Sara Soulchild, as well as two others singers who also happen to be instrumentalists, Ivory Jones, alto-sax, and Jimmy Dow-Dow, keyboard. They will be accompanied by Stevie Q, bass; Tommy Bounce, drums; Thunderfoot, percussion; AND…special surprise guests…

Zeke Martin's solo

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Concerts in Library Park are free and sponsored by The Friends of the South End Library (that means you!) and the BPL’s South End branch. We thank the Ann H. Symington Foundation for their generous grant to FOSEL to bring music to Library Park. There will be limited seating so bring your own chair if you can. Restrooms are available inside the library. The South End branch is fully handicapped accessible. We thank the Boston Parks Department for their continued efforts to make the park shine.