Broward County Libraries Division's Stirling Road Library Presents "Jazz Profiles"
- Free series explores jazz greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz and more -

Trumpet player in silhouette.

Learn about the art of jazz at Stirling Road Library this fall.

DATE: September 13, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division
PHONE: 954-357-7402

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - Jazz aficionados, musicians and music lovers, listen up! Stirling Road Library, located at 3151 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33312, will present a series of fun, free presentations on the legends of America's own musical genre, jazz.

"Jazz Profiles" will be presented by Florida International (FIU) Professor Bob Grabowski a, bassist, composer, educator and jazz radio personality. A  resident of Miami, Florida, he has been an adjunct professor in jazz studies at FIU for over 20 years. He is active as a bassist in the Miami jazz scene and has produced major concerts and festivals for both academic and public venues. Grabowski has also composed a large amount of music and has recorded six CDs of his work.

Each program will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Stirling Road Library. The schedule of topics and dates are:
  • September 17: Ella Fitzgerald, Vocalist Early Years
  • September 24: Bill Evans, Pianist
  • October 1: Stan Getz, Saxophonist
  • October 8: Dr. Lonnie Smith, Organist
  • October 15: Pat Martino, Guitarist
  • October 22: Ray Brown, Double Bassist
  • October 29: Clark Terry, Trumpeter
  • November 5: Dori Caymmi, Brazilian Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
  • November 12: Singers Unlimited, Jazz Vocal Group
The Friends of the Stirling Road Branch Library will co-sponsor the series with the Music Club of Hollywood. For more information, please contact Susan O'Donnell, 954-357-7567,

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