Concert pays tribute to jazz legend Bobby Greene
The Jeans & Rhinestones Ball, a tribute concert to local jazz legend Bobby Greene, will be held on Sunday, March 24, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Harborfront Center Ballroom (formerly Seaport Inn), 110 Middle Road, Fairhaven. Greene taught music at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and hosted a jazz program on the university radio station, WSMU-FM, until his illness and death in December 1991. The university awarded Greene an honorary doctorate degree in May 1992.
Featured at the concert will be reunited members of Greene’s band, Coleus, as well as other outstanding jazz musicians from all over New England. Coleus band members have performed with Carlos Santana, Chick Corea, and Hammer. Also scheduled to appear at the six-hour music marathon are Danny Schwartz, John Harrison, Rusty Russo, Rick Britto, and others, including a few surprise guests.
Admission is $25 and will include hors d’oeuvres, cheese and crackers and fruit tray. Box lunches will be available for purchase. For ticket information, call (508) 993-1999.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Bobby Greene Memorial Fund.