Friends of the Library

Jazz in the Stacks- Coffeehouse THIS Saturday Night!

*WHEN: Saturday, April 13; 8:30pm – WHERE: Jammin Java – WHAT: Live jazz music, poetry reading, fun, food, caffeinated beverages!*

Continuing with our month-long celebration of jazz and the donation of 500+ jazz CDs to the library’s collection (more to come on this!), Friends of the Library and Warner Library are holding a free coffeehouse this Saturday night at 8:30pm in Jammin Java. We will be offering one free Jammin Java drink per person and plenty of free baked goods!

Jazz musician Joe Holt will be performing two jazz sets. In between we’ll feature poetry readings by faculty, students & alumni. Local artist George Rothacker will be present to sign posters of his The Duke Ellington Orchestra painting. (image below).

Here is some more information about Joe Holt, courtesy of his bio-

“Joe’s performances are grounded in the historical foundations of solo piano jazz and stride piano, but reflect a wide range of styles and influences. Joe will present this coffeehouse concert in the memory of Dave McKenna, including selections from his recent tribute CD “In the Spirit of Dave McKenna”. Joe performs extensively in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. as a soloist, along with several area jazz groups including: Shore Jazz, Spontaneous Invention and his own trio. Joe also performs with singer/songwriter Beth McDonald, as her accompanist and project collaborator. Joe is a featured (walk-on) entertainer for American Cruise Lines, at ports along the Chesapeake Bay. He is active in recording, having appeared on over 25 albums, 9 of which are on his own label, For more information, including Joe’s performance schedule and video performance diary: visit Joe lives in Chestertown, MD.”

You can get a taste for Joe’s talent by watching the video below:

by George Rothacker

by George Rothacker

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