Caroline County Public Library
Friday Nites in Caroline presents the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Faculty Jazz, on Friday, February 22, 2013, 7:00 p.m. at the Caroline County Public Library in Denton.
Back by popular demand, UMES Faculty Jazz, under the direction of Dr. John R. Lamkin II will bring ‘swing’ to the Friday Nites series featuring the talented faculty musicians of University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Department of Fine Arts.
As a professional trumpet player, Dr. Lamkin has performed with Eubie Blake, the Manhattans, the Dells, Stephanie Mills, Maurice Hines, Bob Hope, Stanley Turrentine, Sonny Stitt, Charlie Earland, Vaughn Freeman, Frank Foster, the Washington Jazz Battalion, the Peabody Jazz Ensemble, the Baltimore City Big Band, the Lynn Gray Orchestra, the Baltimore Cultural Arts Big Band, the Hank Levy Alumni Band, and the Blue Moon Big Band. Dr. Lamkin has also performed with his own jazz ensembles in various night clubs and for many parties and weddings in and around the Baltimore-Washington area. He has also performed in several churches as a guest conductor and a trumpet soloist and with his Sacred Jazz Ensemble.
Dr. Lamkin also leads a brass quintet that regularly performs for the Sojourner Douglass graduating ceremoniesA native of Atlantic City, NJ, Dr. Lamkin grew up during a time when live jazz music filled its streets, especially during the summer months. It was during his formative years in Atlantic City that he fell in love with music, particularly the sound of jazz music, and realized that he was called to dedicate his life to the perpetuation of music.
For more information contact the Library at 410-479-1343 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday Nites in Caroline is presented by the Caroline County Council of Arts and the Caroline County Public Library; is sponsored by Tri Gas & Oil, Best Western Denton Inn, Eastern Shore Regional Library, the Maryland States Arts Council and is FREE for all attendees.