Jazz it up at the LibraryMay 4, 2010
Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues (WJB) invites the public to the A.C Hunter Library (Located in the Arts and Culture Center, St. John’s) on Thursday May 6th, 2010 7:00pm – 8:30pm for a celebration of music. WJB is donating the A.C. Hunter Library with over 160 Jazz, Blues and World Music CDs in an effort to extend the collection of the library’s already immense music selection while expanding the variety of music accessible to the community of St. John’s.
Each year, Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues receives CDs from local, national and international artists who are seeking opportunities to perform in the Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Festival in St. John’s. This collection of music has grown considerably since the festival’s inception. While some artists are able to participate in the festival, others are not, and local audiences do not have the opportunity to hear a lot of this great music. This year’s donation features albums from multiple JUNO and Grammy award-winning artists, performers from the 2009 WIJBF as well as a selection from the roster of the 2010 WIJBF taking place July 13 – 18, 2010.
This donation is the third instalment of an ongoing relationship with the A.C. Hunter Library as in years WJB has donated upwards of 350 CDs to the record of A.C Hunter Library. Going forward, every CD received by Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues will be donated to the library. All CD’s are available for visitors to borrow for free.
The event will include a donation ceremony by Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues as well as musical entertainment presented by WJB. The library will be providing lots delicious refreshments for all those who attend.
This community partnership provides the residents of St. John’s and surrounding areas an opportunity to listen to music from artists that they would not normally have the opportunity to enjoy while providing an access to artists that have performed at previous festivals, as well as artists that may play here in the future, all at no cost.