Jazz @ the Library - A Celebration of Billie Holiday's 100th Birthday


Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - Woodward Park Regional Library

Billie Holiday

and the Fresno County Public Libraries host (free and open to the public) Jazz at the Library on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodward Park Regional County Library located at 944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin).

The topic for April’s Jazz @ the Library is “Happy Birthday, Lady Day.” Jazz singer and Bakersfield College faculty member Susan Scaffidi will provide a musical tribute to Billie Holiday that will mark the jazz singer’s 100th birthday by telling Holiday’s story through Holiday’s own songs. Although Scaffidi will make note of Holiday’s hardships, the emphasis will be on Holiday’s accomplishments, as well as Holiday’s own persevering spirit.

Performing with Scaffidi will be pianist David Aus, saxophonist Ron Catalano, guitarist Randy Freeman, drummer Gary Newmark and bassist Pete Scaffidi, the singer’s brother.