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THE ARTS: Another summer of free jazz

Posted by Elwin Green on June 13, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Today was the kickoff for Jazz Workshop, Inc's "Jazz On The Steps" concert series, with performances at the entrance to the Homewood Carnegie Library each Wednesday at 5:30 pm. Here is a taste of today's performance by the New Show Band - Robbie Edwards, saxophone; Larry Estrus, guitar; Gary Davis, bass and bandleader Jeff Montgomery on drums. I started recording as Edwards began making his way back from weaving through the crowd across the street. Then he - well, just watch:

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June 20 - guitarist Eric Johnson

June 27 - Etta Cox & Al Dowe Band

July 11 - Salsamba Latin Jazz Group

July 18 - guitarist Mark Lucas

July 25 - trombonist Harold Betters

Have you heard any of these musicians perform live? Who's your favorite, and why?

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