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9th Annual "Jazz Under the Stars" Concert Series


9th Annual "Jazz Under the Stars" Concert Series

The Calvin Hill Group will be performing the initial concert in the Englewood Public Library's 9th annual Summer Jazz Concert Series - "Jazz Under the Stars". This acclaimed series will be take place every Thursday evening at 7:30 from June 24 through August 26 on the library's front plaza. The concert series is free and open to the public. Register for the Calvin Hill concert can be found at tinyurl.com/JUTScalvin. As of press time, registration will be limited to 100 people. Bassist, Composer, Arranger, and Educator Calvin Hill was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and started the study of music at 10 years of age. Hill played trumpet, trombone, and saxophone in school bands, and switched to bass his last year of high school. Mr. Hill received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Berklee College of Music. He has also received a Master of Special Education from Hunter College. Calvin's first musical experiences were on the Boston music scene, where he became the regular bassist in the area's nightclubs. This enabled him to perform with a wide variety of artists, everyone from Billy Eckstine, Mel Torme, Mose Allison to John Lee Hooker the Kirby Stone Four and Matt Monroe. While in Boston, Calvin met and played with Joanne Brackeen, whom he continues to play with today. Hill moved to New York in 1969. His first big gig was with the McCoy Tyner Quartet. Calvin recorded Sahara with the group. The record was voted Album of the Year by the critics at Downbeat magazine. Calvin has been a member of the groups of Pharaoh Sanders, Betty Carter, George Coleman, James Moody, Chet Baker, Junior Mance and Max Roach. Hill is still an active studio musician and also tours and works with various artists, including the Spirit of Life Ensemble, as well as his own Quartet or Quintet. Hill's own 2005 CD release I Can't Give You Anything But Love was a critical success and is available in the Englewood Library through the BCCLS system. For further information, visit the Library’s website at www.englewoodlibrary.org. The lineup for the rest of the jazz series is as follows: July 1—The Darryl Yokley Band; July 8— Richard Baratta - The 3 B’s + Vincent Herring; July 15— Darrell Green & Camille Thurman; July 22— Bill Saxton with His Harlem All-Stars; July 29—Vince Ector; August 5—Eddie Allen Quartet; August 12—Chris Beck August 19—The Sharp Radway Band August 26—Duane Eubanks

Every 10 weeks through Aug 26, 2021.
Thursday: 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Artist Group Info

Calvin Hill