The Hamilton Lane Library presents the 17th annual Reading & All That Jazz summer program. This series of alternating weekly Jazz performances and book reviews will entertain you all summer long on Tuesdays at noon, June through August.
Bag Book Reviews
Tuesday, June 4, Noon
Won't Help: Why I - and 50 Million Other Americans - Can't Hear You
Bouton details the frustration she experienced for over twenty years due
to hearing loss. In addition, she interviews hearing specialists who explain
this condition and discuss the latest treatments. Practical tips on conversing
with the hearing impaired are also explored, hence the title.
Tuesday, June 18, Noon
When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache investigates the murder of a choir director in a Quebec monastery, he uncovers a dispute between the monks who want to maintain their isolation and those who want to commercialize their beautiful music. At the heart of the controversy is the blurred line between the sacred and the secular.
Tuesday, July 2, Noon
Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Harold Fry walks six hundred miles to say goodbye to Queenie Hennessy, a former co-worker. His wife, Maureen, is not pleased, even though they have been emotionally separated for many years. However, after witnessing Queenie's demise, Harold resurrects his love for Maureen and he realizes that his journey has been one of self-reflection and discovery.
Tuesday, July 16, Noon
Dellarobia Turnbow's small Tennessee town is besieged by a migrating swarm of monarch butterflies. While assisting a scientist who is studying the insects, Dellarobia develops a profound concern for the environment. She emerges from this experience with wings to fly above her mundane life and to help preserve our fragile world.
Tuesday, July 30, Noon
Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn
Skies of World War II
This true story begins in Germany in 1943. American B-17 pilot Charlie Brown has only one working engine when a German fighter pilot, Franz Stigler, flies up alongside him. Remarkably, Stigler salutes Brown and then flies away. This mystery would be solved, over forty years later, when Brown discovers the truth...and Stigler.
Tuesday, August 13, Noon
This work of historical fiction chronicles the sometimes rocky marriage of legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne. Though Anne is an accomplished pilot and writer, she never escapes the shadow of her more famous husband. Her trials and disillusionment cause her to question their marriage and to long for her freedom.
Tuesday, August 27, Noon
Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War
This true story examines the attempt to assassinate president-elect Abraham Lincoln in 1861. Fatefully, the plot was thwarted after a famous detective, Allan Pinkerton, convinced Lincoln to cancel a planned train trip to Baltimore, where the assassination was to have taken place. Without Pinkerton's decisive action, our nation's history would have been much different.
June 11, Noon
is the driving force behind the annual Blues & Boogie Piano Summit
and was voted "Blues Artist of the Year 2013" in CityBeat's
CEA Awards. He continues to draw crowds throughout the U.S. and Europe
performing his infectious blend of American Roots Music.
Tuesday, June 25, Noon
Buffalo Ridge Dixieland Jazz Band
Banjo, trumpet, clarinet, trombone, tuba, drums and vocals
BRDJB is back to share more traditional Dixieland Jazz from the 1920s-40s. Their exuberant signature style is well known at the various domestic and international Jazz festivals. Join them for an hour of crowd-pleasing, toe-tapping music.
Tuesday, July 9, Noon
Bobby and Duwayne Cunningham
Guitar and keyboard
The Cunningham brothers will entertain you with the mellow and memorable sounds of traditional Blues and Jazz.
Tuesday, July 23, Noon
The Greenberg Trio
Piano, trumpet and bass
Listen to the sweet notes of the Greenberg Trio playing a mixture of traditional and contemporary Jazz not unlike the music they play at the Blue Wisp, The Celestial, neighborhood coffee houses and at private events.
Tuesday, August 6, Noon
The Rob Allgeyer/Eric Sayer Duo
Piano and acoustic bass
The Allgeyer/Sayer Duo has been a fixture on the Cincinnati Jazz scene for over a decade. Rob and Eric will play a mix of Jazz, Brazilian-influenced Jazz and also include some Broadway favorites.
Tuesday, August 20, Noon
Chris Comer Trio
Piano, drums and bass
This piano based Jazz trio is led by pianist and composer, Chris Comer. The Trio has performed in many Cincinnati venues including Hamilton County Park District sites, the Fountain Square PNC Music series and the former Havana Martini Club.