Greenwich Library | Peterson Performance Series http://www.greenwichlibrary.org http://www.greenwichlibrary.org/images/greenwichtree.jpg Greenwich Library http://www.greenwichlibrary.org Peterson Performance Series at Greenwich Library. en-us 60 Library Celebrates Black History Month with Iconic Jazz Concert & Panel <b>When:</b> Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM<br><b>Where:</b> Greenwich Library at Cole Auditorium<br><br>To celebrate Black History Month, Greenwich Library will present a weekend of events in the Cole Auditorium in cooperation with BackCountry Jazz featuring the music of jazz great Duke Ellington. The weekend kicks off with a Friends Friday Film screening of Paris Blues on Friday, February 20 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m. Then, on Saturday, February 21 at 3:30 p.m., enjoy a concert and panel discussion with a stellar group of jazz musicians organized by BackCountry Jazz. <br /><br />Directed by tenor saxophone master Bennie Wallace, the group will feature pianist Donald Vega, guitarist Bobby Broom, bassist George Mraz, percussionist Luisito Quintero and drummer Billy Drummond. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. Following the concert, Wallace will lead a panel discussion about Ellington’s music and influence.<br /><br />Duke Ellington remains one of the most significant members of the jazz pantheon. The Duke’s elegant and sophisticated compositions, along with those by the celebrated Billy Strayhorn, were performed by the legendary Duke Ellington Orchestra and smaller ensembles throughout Ellington’s career, which spanned the decades from the 20’s into the 70’s. Compositions from the Ellington/Strayhorn songbook continue to provide fertile material for the interpretive efforts of the latest generations of jazz musicians. <br /><br />The Peterson Concert Series is free and open to all through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and generous donors. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please contact Peterson Music Librarian David Waring or visit www.backcountryjazz.org.<br /> <br /> http://www.greenwichlibrary.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=24697 Music http://www.greenwichlibrary.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=24697 Frank Vignola/Vinny Raniolo Guitar Duo <b>When:</b> Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM<br><b>Where:</b> Greenwich Library at Cole Auditorium<br><br>Peterson Concerthttp://www.greenwichlibrary.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=26431 Adult Programs http://www.greenwichlibrary.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=26431 Christine Lavin/Don White <b>When:</b> Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM<br><b>Where:</b> Greenwich Library at Cole Auditorium<br><br>Peterson Concerthttp://www.greenwichlibrary.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=26428 Adult Programs http://www.greenwichlibrary.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=26428 Peterson Concert: Julian Lage <b>When:</b> Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM<br><b>Where:</b> Greenwich Library at Cole Auditorium<br><br>The young jazz guitar phenomenon will perform a 90 minute concert in the Cole Auditorium. His esteemed sidemen will be bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen.http://www.greenwichlibrary.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=26986 Adult Programs http://www.greenwichlibrary.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=26986