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SouthFirst Bank Adult Brown Bag Lecture Series

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Name: SouthFirst Bank Adult Brown Bag Lecture Series
Date: March 14, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
SouthFirst Bank Adult Brown Bag Lecture Series presents Buddy Simpkins & Friends in "Our Stories in Music and Song." Retired Sylacauga High School Band Director, Buddy Simpkins, has gathered noted musicians to play for the enjoyment of the Comer Library’s brown bag audience. Drawing on songs from musical history, Buddy and his musician friends will play their favorite jazz, rhythm and blues, pop, swing, and more for those who enjoy stories through music and song. Joining Buddy will be renowned jazz double bassist, Cleve Eaton, who spent seventeen years with the Count Basie Orchestra and is in the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame as well as the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Talented trumpeter, Bo Berry, who played with such greats as Wynton Marsalis and Count Basie, was inducted in 1993 to the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. Other artists will include Choko Aiken on keys and Tena Wilson on vocals. Choko, born and raised in Japan, began studying classical piano at the age of three—later adding jazz, salsa, gospel, and pop to her incredible repertoire of beautiful music. Tena, a noted singer and vocal instructor, has performed on stage and at concerts throughout the United States using her beautiful voice to “make people happy” at venues ranging from the Alabama Symphony Orchestra to Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf.
B.B. Comer Memorial Library
Date/Time Information:
Refreshments will be provided at 11 a.m. and the program will begin at 12 noon.
Contact Information:
For more information call 256-249-0961 or visit our website at
Admission is free
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