Saxophonist Bill Saxton and His Harlem All-Stars return to the Englewood Public Library on Thursday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. on the Library’s front lawn and plaza.
This will be the 4th installment in the Library’s 10th annual jazz concert series, “Jazz Under the Stars.” The concert series is free and open to the public.
No registration is needed, but library parking is very limited. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church one block north at 113 Engle St. Bill Saxton has composed more than 80 musical compositions. Tunes such as Beneath the Surface, One for Booker and Priorities earned a three-star rating and critical acclaim in Downbeat, BeBop, and Beyond magazines.
Saxton has toured with the US State Department extensively in West Africa. He went on to play across Europe and into Japan and the Caribbean.
Among his many honors and accolades, Saxton was honored by the White House during Black Music Month, the Harlem Jazz Museum has featured his life, and The Library of Music at New York’s Lincoln Center housed his induction as a Jazz Legend.
Bill rejuvenated a historical jazz landmark when he opened “Bill’s Place” in 2006. Saxton has since devoted a considerable portion of his creative energies to managing and playing at the club while continuing to appear on recordings as a sideman. The lineup for the rest of the jazz series is as follows: July 21--Frank Noviello July 28--Camille Thurman & Darrell Green August 4--The Vince Ector Group August 11--Mark Gross August 18--Chris Beck August 25--Sharp Radway
For further information, visit the Library’s website at www.englewoodlibrary.org.
The Englewood Library is located at 31 Engle Street, Englewood.