Jazz is coming to downtown Birmingham in the month of August! Both programs are free and open to the public. This series is a follow-up to the jazz lecture given by Birmingham resident Peter Bray in January 2013.
Jazz lecture with RJ Spangler
Tues., Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Baldwin Public Library, 300 W. Merrill St. in downtown Birmingham
RJ Spangler lives and breathes music as a Detroit-based drummer, producer and manager. Join him on a fascinating journey through the jump and swing jazz of the 40s and 50s.
Jazz concert with the RJ Spangler Trio
Tues., Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Birmingham Historical Museum & Park, 556 W. Maple Rd. in downtown Birmingham
Live concert on the back porch of the Museum with the RJ Spangler Trio featuring Larry Smith on the alto sax. RJ is a veteran Detroit bandleader & drummer. His trio consists of Oliver Nevels on guitar and Greg Cook on the upright bass. They deliver straight ahead 50s/60s hard bop jazz as only seasoned veterans can. Bring a blanket and picnic!
Two hours of free parking are available at the Chester Street parking structure located on the corner of Chester and Maple.