Landrum Library celebrates jazz with New York jazz artist

Published 10:35 am Friday, July 8, 2011

Jazz, sometimes called America’s classical music, can be rewarding to listen to because of its rich harmonies, complex rhythms and fancy improvisations from soloists. However, those very same characteristics often leave both uninitiated listeners and even some jazz fans scratching their heads and wondering what all of that jazz is about. Enter Tierra Records recording artist and jazz saxophonist Shenole Latimer.

Shenole Latimer

As part of his week-long 2011 Jazz Appreciation East Coast Tour, Latimer, a resident of the New York region, will give a presentation entitled, “What’s All That Jazz About?” at the Landrum Library Thursday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m.

The presentation features live music performed by Shenole with his saxophone, some lecturing, prepared listening examples of classic recordings from jazz icons such as Miles Davis and John Coltrane, and demonstrations designed to shed a light on how to understand and appreciate jazz improvisation. There is also a question and answer segment.

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For more information, call the Landrum Library at 864-457-2218.

– article submitted by Lee G. Morgan