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Front Porch Music & Cultural Series featuring The Memphis Jazz Workshop High School Ensemble

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Lobby
The Memphis Jazz Workshop is an initiative whose mission it is to seek out those gifted and dedicated high school musicians in the Memphis Metropolitan Area who have demonstrated a commitment to their musical studies, achieving a level of skill to warrant special attention under the mentorship of local professional jazz musicians and teachers. 

Our goal is to inspire these students to carry forward the historic jazz music legacy long associated with the city of Memphis. 
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Front Porch Music Series - Lonnie Holley and the Carpenter Art Garden Youth

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

The free Front Porch Music Series is a spontaneous and unique live performance within the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library’s main lobby where the community gathers to up with friends, meet neighbors, and explore the library. Next up is African American artist and art-educator, sculptor, painter, musician, will perform February 13 at the Hooks Library, February 14, he will facilitate an after-school workshop with youth at Carpenter Art Garden, and February 15 lecture to the combined Lester Prep Middle and Cornerstone Elementary followed by a 90- minute workshop for each age group. Both schools are located in the Binghampton neighborhood of Benjamin Hooks Central Library.

 Lonnie Holley-Soul Grown Deep Organization

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Front Porch Music Series - Overton High School Jazz Orchestra

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

The Overton CAPA Jazz Orchestra has been a vibrant force in the Memphis, Tennessee region for several decades. The orchestra attracts top students who pursue post-secondary studies and professional careers in music.  Overton CAPA strives to set a national standard by which other jazz programs may model. Overton High School we produce stars in the classroom and on the stage!"

 

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Front Porch Music Series - Will Lang Trio

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Memphis jazz, standards. Pop, and original compositions. Will Lang (vocal & guitar), Sydney Ford (Sax & flute), Ben Walsh (bass)
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Front Porch Music Series - Dulaa

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Born-again singer, writer, and producer of what he calls “Krunktry”, a fusion of country twang, spoken word, and Hip-Hop beats. Radically imaginative!
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