Friday, March 04, 2011

More Music and a Musical Tour

This just in: the Friends of the Crowell Public Library have added a very special musical act to their One Book, One City events for 2011. The fabulous jazz trumpeter NOLAN SHAHEED will bring his five piece combo to Crowell’s Barth Community Room on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Shaheed hails from Pasadena and was lead trumpet with the Count Basie Orchestra for three years, and has toured with Eddie Harris, Teddy Edwards, and the Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton Orchestras. He has performed with Natalie Cole, Anita Baker, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye and Phil Collins, just to name a few. Nolan Shaheed is also one of LA's top studio musicians and is in great demand on the jazz scene. His latest CD, entitled “Lamentation from the Middle Passage,” is on West Coast Sound. Thursday, March 17, 7:00 p.m. Jazz & ragtime pianist BRAD KAY Thursday, March 24, 7:00 p.m. Jazz trumpeter NOLAN SHAHEED and his combo Thursday, March 31, 7:00 p.m. Pianist DOUG HAISE Thursday, April 14, 7:00 p.m. CROWN CITY DIXELAND BAND All performances are free and take place in the Library’s Barth Community Room, which has great acoustics, but only seats 80, so patrons are encouraged to arrive early. Also coming up in celebration of One Book, One City will be a MUSICAL TOUR OF LOS ANGELES on Tuesday April 12, 2011 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Starting at the Music Center, the tour will stop at the Charles Mingus Hugard Center, the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center and the new Grammy Museum at LA Live. The cost is $50 and reservations can be made through the San Marino Recreation Department (626) 403-2200. The deadline is March 28, 2011. A mystery set in the late 1800s in Sedalia, Missouri, The Ragtime Kid by Larry Karp weaves the story of a white teenage pianist who implicates his idol, Scott Joplin, in a crime. Every year the Friends of Crowell Public Library present a series of One Book, One City events that bring the community together in celebration of the joy of reading. How fun can reading be? Come see!