TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Over the weekend, the Tangipahoa Parish Library wrapped up its series of "Jazz on the Terrace" concerts with a great turnout and good music.
The Reggie Sanders Trio performed as children clapped their hands and some even danced.
"Mr. Reggie Sanders is a resident of Hammond, Louisiana and has played with several musical groups across the south Louisiana area," said Laura Brooks Thomas, who handles community relations for the library. "He is a graduate of Southern University as well as Southeastern Louisiana University. The library has had him perform for the last four years, and he is a crowd favorite."
It was clear the crowd was loving it. Sanders and his partners who played the piano and drums delighted the crowd. It gave the library a more festive atmosphere, drawing people who might not ordinarily come to the library.
Thomas said the library will definitely continue to hold its music events, and Sanders, a real crowd pleaser with this bunch, will return with more music.
"He will also be performing at an upcoming author event October 28 at our Hammond Branch location," Thomas said.
She said Sanders will explain to children a little about the instruments and how they contribute to the music, allowing the kids to learn how to enjoy jazz.
"A patron of the library, Davy Brooks, describes Jazz on the Terrace as, 'an event that gives the unique and rare opportunity of education and entertainment at the same outing,'" Thomas said. "We host this event every year because it does provide a great source of entertainment while exposing our patrons to the arts. The Amite Branch building is also the perfect location to house this event on the second floor terrace. There is a great ambiance that draws in a crowd for a FREE, quality performance that you can't get many other places in the area."
Check out the Amite Branch of the Tangipahoa Parish Library! It's at 204 Northeast Central Avenue in Amite.