2007 Ivory Perry Park Concert Series

perryparkExperience Ivory Perry Park’s fifth season of free jazz and blues, every fourth Sunday of June, July and August on the Commerce Bank stage. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Experience Ivory Perry Park’s fifth season of free jazz and blues, every fourth Sunday of June, July and August on the Commerce Bank stage.  Hamiet Bluiett of the World Saxophone Quartet is putting together an all-star group for the first concert on June 24.  His group will include Reggie Thomas on organ; Montez Coleman on drums; Eugene Redman, poet; and Lady Cantrese, jazz vocalist. 

July 22 will bring Anita Jackson and friends with Jeremiah Allen on keyboards.   Anita’s has recorded with Bette Midler and Cissy Houston.  The jazz version of Porgy and Bess will conclude the series on August 26.  Saxophonist Aaron “Strayhorn” Parker is assembling some of St. Louis’s finest musicians to bring you Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy, as well as other selections with Erma Whiteside on vocals.  

Each concert will feature special events for children and families.  At the June 24th concert, storyteller extraordinaire Bobby Norfolk will tell stories at intermission and then move to a nearby section of the park to tell more stories.  Art activities for all will be available at each concert, as well as the giant hula hoops in July and August; frisbees are back as well. Thanks to the efforts of many community and school groups, local businesses and churches, and St. Louis City officials, these free concerts will be a great place to hear wonderful St. Louis talent this summer. Special thanks to the Whitaker Foundation who provides major support for the concerts as well as the Regional Arts Council, Commerce Bank and Insurance Source.  

Ivory Perry Park, formerly Visitation Park, is located at 800 Belt Ave.  From Delmar, turn north on Belt Ave. at Connect Care Hospital (Belt Ave. is one stoplight east of DeBaliviere or one light west of Union). Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and food.  Food will be for sale.  

 

For more information, call Carla Mash Duncan at (314) 727-2309 or visit www.union-avenue.org/ipp.html.

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