Kind Of Blue

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By Ryan O’Grady

Where does one go in Baltimore to hear great jazz? It turns out you don’t have to go that far—if you can make it to your local public library, it’s in the bag.

On Saturday, May 19th, 2012, The Jazz Exponents played a set list consisting of a dozen jazz tunes, ranging from Duke Ellington to Herbie Hancock. The Fine Arts Department of the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and Maryland State Library Resource Center hosted the group as part of its Spring Salon Concert Series. Listen to the entire podcast here.

The saxophone quartet mainly performed music from the ‘golden age’ in Jazz history, rocking out with “Satin Doll” by Duke Ellington, “Summertime” by DuBose Heyward and George Gershwin, and the rousing finale of “Comin’ Home Baby” by Bob Dorough and Ben Tucker.

Check out the video highlights. 

It was a fantastic performance and a lot of people came out to watch the event and bask in the sweet sounds of several saxophones.

If you would like more information about music events, stop by the Fine Arts Department and find out when the next Salon Concert is.

If you didn’t catch the performance the first time, there is a television in the hallway on the second floor, close to the laptop lounge, and down the hall from Fine Arts that plays the most recent Salon Concert and many other Pratt videos on a loop.

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