Community Concert Series: John Lamkin Favorites Jazz Quintet
Saturdays this summer: June 17, July 15, August 19, September 23 | 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Join the John Lamkin Favorites Jazz Quintet for free, outdoor, family-friendly jazz performances in the BMI’s covered pavilion this summer. Some seating will be available but visitors are welcome to bring their own chairs/blankets and refreshments. Restrooms are available inside the museum.
Lamkin received the 2014 Jazz Heroes Award from the Jazz Journalist Association for having a significant impact on jazz music in the Baltimore community.
The ensemble includes:
John R Lamkin II – Trumpet and Flugelhorn
Mike Hairston – Saxophones
Bob Butta – Piano
Mike Graham Jr. – Bass
Jesse Moody – Drums
Free, no registration required. Made possible by Harry (Mike) and Karen Verbeke Shealey.
About the John Lamkin Favorites Jazz Quintet
Enamored by the 1950s, 60s and 70s jazz quintets led by At Blakey, Horace Silver, Miles Davis and many others, John Lamkin II’s quintet specializes in presenting a repertoire of straight ahead jazz standards and originals. The name “Favorites” refers to the jazz music that he prefers to all others, as well as the many local musicians whom he selects to perform in his band due to their exceptional musical artistry and depths of friendship.
Trumpeter Dr. John Lamkin II received his PhD in Music Education from the University of Maryland College Park. During his 30-year tenure at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, he served as the Music Coordinator and the Coordinator of Music Education and developed the UMES Wind Ensemble, the UMES Jazz Ensemble and the UMES Pep Band. Dr. Lamkin received the 2014 Jazz Heroes Award from the Jazz Journalist Association for having a significant impact on jazz music in the Baltimore community.
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