Summer Concerts in the Garden Starts Thursday, July 20

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The Friends are very proud to offer its annual summer music series featuring a different local performing group each Thursday in the library garden through August 24.  Tanya Maggi and David Russell will kick off the 2017 Concerts in the Garden series on Thursday, July 20, 6:30p.m-7:30p.m.   Concerts will be moved inside to air-conditioned Menino Hall in the event of excessive heat or rain.

The full line-up:

Jul 20   Tanya Maggi and David Russell
Jul 27   Judy Pancoast (co-sponsored with BPL)
Aug 3   Bird Mancini
Aug 10  Savin Hillbillies
Aug 17   Marshall Richards (aka Boston Opera Guy)
Aug 24  Tony Cibotti

The summer concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and is also supported in part by the Boston Public Library.  All concerts are free and open to the public.

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Tony Cibotti Concludes the Summer Concert Series Thursday

2015concert-cibotti2The final concert in the Friends’  summer “garden” series will be held this Thursday, August 25, 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  To counter the earlier setting of the sun as summer draws to a close, our concert will be held indoors in the branch library’s Menino Hall.

Hyde Park’s favorite crooner, Tony Cibotti, will entertain the audience with his wonderful selection of tunes from the Great American Songbook. As he always does for his library performances, Tony is donating his services for the library and the community. Thank you, Tony, for your beautiful gift!

This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, with support from Hyde Park Main Streets and the Boston Public Library.  Thank you for joining us this summer!

Patrice Monahan Returns to Concerts in the Garden

DSC_0079PMJ BCPlease join us this Thursday, August 11, as Patrice Monahan Jazz performs straight-ahead jazz selections in the Friends’ next concert of the series, starting at 6:30p.m.  Concerts will be moved to air-conditioned Menino Hall in the event of excessive heat or rain.

Patrice Monahan Jazz are a trio of talented ladies serving up rhythm and groove at every performance.  Pianist Patrice Monahan leads with clear vocals, and rounding out the group are Berklee graduates Tal Shalom – Kobi on bass, and  Miki Matsuki on drums.  In addition to stage and event performances, they are jazz educators of children and adults.

Our remaining concerts will feature the Brad Hallen Trio on August 18, and perennial Hyde Park favorite Tony Cibotti on August 25.

The summer concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library.

In the Garden Thursday, July 21 – EvenFall Quartet

2015concert1aBrad Hallen’s Evenfall Quartet will perform jazz at the Friends’ next concert in the series will be held Thursday, July 21, at 6:30p.m.   Concerts will be moved to air-conditioned Menino Hall in the event of excessive heat or rain.

The Quartet comprises bassist Brad Hallen, drummer Jerzy “Jurek” Glod, jazz pianist Joe “Sonny” Barbato and saxophonist Mark Earley.  Session musicians all, Brad, Jurek, Sonny and Mark are tour veterans, playing with Duke Robillard, Roger Humphries, and  Susan Tedeschi among many others!

The summer concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and supported by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.

Savin Hillbillies in the Garden Thursday, July 14

CamZM-20150716192725841The Concert in the Garden series at the Hyde Park Branch Library begins Thursday, July 14, at 6:30p.m. Concerts will be moved to air-conditioned Menino Hall inside the library in the event of excessive heat or rain.

The Savin Hillbillies will kick off our season with toe-tapping, sing-along country-western, folk and Irish tunes. Originally a duo featuring Rob Atterbury (vocals, guitar and mandolin) and Bill Walczak (vocals, accordion and guitar), the group now includes Diane Cline (vocals and fiddle), Joe Lutz (vocals and banjo), and Josh Santos (vocals, bass, and Brazilian drum).  Join us for hopping good time!

The summer concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, and supported in part by the Hyde Park Main Streets and the Boston Public Library.

New Season of Concerts in the Garden Starts Thursday, July 14

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The Friends are very proud to offer its annual summer music series featuring a different  local performing group each Thursday in the library garden through August 18.  The Savin Hillbillies will kick off the 2016 Concerts in the Garden series on Thursday, July 14, 6:30p.m-7:30p.m.   Concerts will be moved inside to air-conditioned Menino Hall in the event of excessive heat or rain.

The full line-up:

Jul 14   Savin Hillbillies
Jul 21   Evenfall Quartet
Jul 28   Ron Goldman
Aug 4     Judy Pancoast
Aug 11   Patrice Monahan
Aug 18   Brad Hallen Trio

The summer concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and is also supported in part by Hyde Park Main Streets and the Boston Public Library.  All concerts are free and open to the public.

Jazz Week 2016 in Hyde Park

JAZZWEEK_logo_CMYK_outline2016Calling all jazz music fans! JazzBoston’s Jazz Week returns to Beantown on April 22, 2016 and runs through May 1, 2016. The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and Artists-At-Large, Inc., are pleased to collaborate again for our fourth Jazz Week by bringing The Trombone Giants to the branch library on Saturday April 30, 2016, at 2:00pm.

Veteran Boston trombonist and band leader John Licata will kickoff the event with his presentation, What was When!! The 1970s Boston Jazz Scene, with jazz by the Giants following.  The Trombone Giants comprise John Licata and Michael Wang on trombone, Ben Schwendenener on piano, Rich Appleman on bass, and Jean Marie Corrois on drums.

Come on in to Hyde Park for some history, some live jazz, and our available selection of jazz CDs for sale!

The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting the Hyde Park Branch Library and the Hyde Park community.  We thank our members and the community for supporting our book and media sales, and for giving generously to continue sponsoring free music events and other activities for all ages at the branch library.

Artists-at-Large, also a non-profit, introduces, supports and encourages local artists in exhibiting and sharing their art in the community and beyond, as well as paying forward to others by donating a portion of their show proceeds to a charity of their choice.