LAURINBURG — The first Jazz Jam of the Storytelling & Arts Center of the Southeast’s new series will get participants swinging and dancing.
The Jazz Jam is part of a new series of regular Saturday jazz events, continued from last year’s successful Jimmy and Morris Morgan Jazz Series. This series will be partnering with The Laurinburg Chapter of National Association of University Women for the events.
The first event will be held on Saturday from 7-10 p.m. There will be a cover charge of $10, and beverages and light refreshments will be available.
Saxophonist Arthur Smith plans to add history to this month’s event with photos and stories to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s march on Washington.
The Storytelling & Arts Center will be set-up cabaret-style for the musical evening. Jazz musicians and vocalists from the audience are also encouraged to participate in these events – just come with your instruments, ready to play or sing! If your party includes 8 or 10 people or more, please call 910-277-3599 for reservations.
Day and Knight Jazz members are Michael Green Knight, a self-taught guitarist, and Arthur Smith, a saxophonist, both of whom played with bands including the Psychic Power Band, the Soul Tabulations, the Coachman and Four, and the Red Toppers. They were openers for Mothers Finest, Average White Band, and the Isley Brothers. They played back up for artists Teddy Pendergrass, Clarence Carter, and Johnny Tailor. They play regionally for many events.
Call 910-277-3599 between 7:30-11:30 a.m. or check www.storyartscenter.org for reservations, schedule changes and information on events.