The soft and soulful sounds of jazz will return to the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3080 Poplar Ave.) for an encore season of Five Fridays of Jazz, a free concert series starting March 3 – April 28, 2017 featuring some of the region’s great jazz entertainers.
Following last year’s performances, which welcomed hundreds of music lovers each night, organizers with Levitt Shell, Memphis Public Libraries and the Memphis Library Foundation teamed up again to bring another decorated show line-up. Doors open at 6 p.m. (A cash bar and food will be available each night also.) For more information call (901)415-2700.
REACH is an Instrumental Jazz Fusion group based out of Memphis, Tennessee that formed in the Fall of 2011. REACH strives to push the boundaries of musical development while still maintaining the ability to relate to people and to overall just have a good time. While the main direction leans more towards Jazz Fusion, they do not restrict themselves to other styles of music. The band has influences that range over many genres, such as Funk, Latin, Reggae, Rock, and Blues, which is clear in their playing. These influences along with each members musical background are key contributions to the "REACH sound".
Zach Nixon- Saxophone
Cedric Taylor- Keyboards/Synthesizer
Zechariah Frink- Bass
Robinson Bridgeforth- Drums/Percussion
**Alex Morgan** - guitar