Join us at the Springfield Free Public Library on February 10 for a celebration in honor of Black History Month. Beginning at 1:15 PM, the youth group from the Antioch Baptist Church in Springfield will present songs, dancing and recitations that focus on the black migration from Africa and the Caribbean.
After a short break, at 2:15 PM, the entertainment will continue with a musical program about the Harlem Renaissance, to be performed by members of the New Jersey Jazz Society’s Generation of Jazz. This 75-minute program will offer a musical sampling of the jazz artists who played a prominent role during the period spanning from 1918 into the 1930s, all within the context of the migrations and social developments of the time. Members of the ensemble will include vocalist Carrie Jackson, drummer Errold Lanier Jr., saxophonist Gene Ghee, Radam Schwartz on keyboard and Tashimi Otsuka on bass. The program will be followed by a Q&A session with members of the audience.
This program is free and open to all members of the general public and light refreshments will be served. The performance by members of the New Jersey Jazz Society is being funded in part by the New Jersey Jazz Society, Wells Fargo Bank, and Investor’s Bank Foundation. Information about the New Jersey Jazz Society can be found at www.njjs.org.