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Durham County Library Hosts Saxophonist Stanley Baird

Program: Stanly Baird Performs at the Music and Art Superheroes Summer Camp Finale
Date: Friday, Jul. 17
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host jazz musician Stanley Baird for the finale of the Music and Art Superheroes Summer Camp from 2-4 p.m., Friday, July 17 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

Baird has been playing the saxophone since his early teens, and has shared the stage with legends including Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Kim Waters, Regina Belle, Alex Bugnon, Brian McKnight, The O’Jays, George Howard, Otis Redding, Gladys Knight, Kirk Whalum, Patti LaBelle, Najee, Richard Elliott and Donald Byrd.

Baird’s music is described as smooth jazz with an R&B and Latin infusion. With a Master’s degree in Music Education, Baird served as a band instructor in the North Carolina public school system for 35 years, and also taught in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. It was during his time in St. Croix that Baird was first exposed to West Indian and Latin music.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Durham Library, and is free and open to the public. For more information visit durhamcountylibrary.org, or call Joel White at 919-560-0114.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or grozier@dconc.gov

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