The Atlantic City Free Public Library is holding a Black History Month Concert Series on Saturdays in February. The programs begin at 1 p.m. All shows are free.

•    Angela Burton & Passion on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m. — Angela Burton & Passion will focus on the music and career of Burton’s godfather, legendary jazz drummer Chris Columbo. Burton has performed more than 30 overseas tours, and she sang regularly as an opening act at Atlantic City’s famed Club Harlem.

•    Screening of “A Great Day in Harlem” followed by Martin Payne & Friends on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. — The Atlantic City Free Public Library’s Film Society will show “A Great Day in Harlem.” The 1994 documentary, which runs one hour, features interviews with legendary African-American jazz musicians. The film is also open to both Film Society members and non-members. After the documentary, Martin Payne & Friends will perform the music of Cannonball Adderley, Art Blakey, Count Basie and more.

•    Norman Taylor on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. — Norman Taylor is a singer/songwriter from the Philadelphia area who will perform acoustic blues. His musical style is based in the country blues of people such as Robert Johnson and Skip James, and contemporary acoustic blues men such as Keb Mo, Eric Bibb and Guy Davis.

•    Eddie Morgan & REK’D 4 JAZZ on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. — Eddie Morgan & REK’D 4 JAZZ play a mix of funky R&B, jazz and standards. They’ll highlight jazz trumpet greats such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Freddie Hubbard.

•    Tony Day and the Across the Globe Music Group on Saturday, Feb. 29, at 1 p.m. — Tony Day is a local favorite whose talents range from studio musician and band leader to composer and teacher. Day, who will play smooth jazz, has performed on drums and percussion with many jazz recording artists and for headliner acts in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.


  • Starting Saturday, February 1st, 2020, repeats every week on Saturday until Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm


Atlantic City Free Public Library

1 North Tennessee Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Don Latham

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