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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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.

The MJB Trio in the Garden Thursday, July 23

CamZM-20150716192725841The Savin Hillbillies, pictured here, are quite the pair.  They wow’d the crowd with lively tunes and had them clapping up a storm in their singalong!

The Friends’ next concert in the series will be held Thursday, July 23, at 6:30p.m.   Concerts will be moved to air-conditioned Menino Hall in the event of excessive heat or rain.

The MJB Trio consists of Mark Earley on Tenor and Baritone Saxaphones, Jerzy Glod on Drums and Brad Hallen on Bass. The group performs American Songbook classics as well as compositions by Jazz Composers.  Mark has been a member of Roomful of a Blues for 15 years and is a first call saxaphone player in New England.  Jerzy is a first call drummer from Boston and is on everybody’s list.  Brad has been a member of The Duke Robillard Band for over 6 years and freelances in New England.

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 16

2015concert1aBrad Hallen’s Boston Jazz Collective, pictured here, opened our 10th season of Concerts in the Garden last week with nearly all seats taken!

The Friends’ next concert in the series will be held Thursday, July 16, at 6:30p.m.   Concerts will be moved to air-conditioned Menino Hall in the event of excessive heat or rain.

Next up are the Savin Hillbillies, featuring Rob Atterbury and Bill Walczak.   The duo will be playing old country, folk and Irish music (kinda like Down Home meets Donegal).  There will be a singalong, too, so bring your pipes to join us in song!

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.