Jazz Vespers at Granite Presbyterian Church

November 20, 2016 – 5:00-7:00pm

If you are traveling from Howard County via Route 99, you will discover that Woodstock Road is closed. The detour is lengthy and confusing if you are not familiar with the local roads.  Allow a minimum of 15 extra minutes to arrive at the church, or consider a different route.
If you are traveling on Old Court Road from Liberty Road, you will see a “Road Closure” sign at the intersection of Old Court Road and Granite Road.   IGNORE THE ROAD CLOSURE and DETOUR SIGNS! Continue driving on Old Court Road toward Granite Presbyterian by driving through/around the closure sign.  Granite Presbyterian is located on Old Court Road about a mile beyond the detour sign and before the actual road closure on Woodstock Road.

Featuring:  John Lamkin Sacred Jazz Quintet

Dr. John R. Lamkin II, Baltimore Jazz Hero, is a professional educator and professional trumpet player who is equally — fantastically — adept in the jazz, classical and sacred genres.  The recipient of the 2014 Jazz Heroes Award by the Jazz Journalists Association, Dr. Lamkin is currently Director of Bands and the coordinator of Music Education at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  He received his Bachelors from South Carolina State University, his Masters from Morgan University, and his Doctorate from The University of Maryland at College Park. All his academic degrees are in Music Education. Yet he has experience no Music Ed program can provide, with performance credits including stints with Stephanie Mills, Maurice Hines, Stanley Turrentine, Sonny Stitt, Von Freeman, Frank Foster, Larry Riddley, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Cyrus Chestnut, Charles Earland, Charles Fambrough, Benny Golson, Ralph Peterson, Harvey Mason, the Temptations, the Dells, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, the Baltimore City Big Band, the Hank Levy Legacy Band, the Whit Williams Big Band, the African American Jazz Caucus Big Band, and his own brass quintets, funk bands and jazz groups.

In addition, Dr. Lamkin has performed as a soloist, with his sacred jazz quintet or as a guest conductor at All Saints Catholic Church, Grace Presbyterian Church, Lochearn Presbyterian Church, Union Baptist Church, Heritage Baptist Church, City Temple Baptist Church, Milford Mill United Presbyterian Church, the Holy Covenant Episcopal Church, Waylon Baptist Church, Mount Pleasant Ministries and St. Mark on the Hill. In 1984, he recorded his only album, Hot, for which he wrote all but one of the compositions.

For more information, contact Frank Owens at fjowens@hotmail.com

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