Free Jazz Concert at Central Library to Feature Saxophonist Red Holloway, May 7

May 5, 2009 · Filed Under Events and News 

The Fort Worth Library will present a free performance by legendary tenor saxophonist Red Holloway, 6:30 p.m., May 7, in the Central Library Gallery, 500 W. Third St. This event is part of the Library’s Jazz Preservation Project.

Holloway will be joined by vocalist Cadino Newman, son of the late saxophonist David “Fathead” Newman, and area musicians Arlington Jones, on piano; James Gilyard on bass; and  Duane Durrett on drums. It promises to be an evening of full-throttle bebop standards and original compositions.

Holloway has either performed or recorded with such legends as Billie Holiday, Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins, Lester Young, Lionel Hampton, Sonny Sitt, George Benson, Bobby “Blue” Bland and B.B. King.

The Fort Worth Jazz Preservation Project was created to ensure the work and histories of jazz musicians continue to be known, heard and appreciated. The project consists of Jazz Perspectives, a series of video interviews with influential musicians; the ongoing acquisition of historically significant personal collections; and library-sponsored musical performances and educational programs.

Excerpts from the Jazz Perspectives video interview series will be shown at 6 p.m. prior to the live performance at 6:30 p.m.

The program is free and open to the public. To learn more, call 817-871-7712. Parking is available at the Third Street Parking Garage, at the corner of Third and Taylor streets.


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