Lunchtime concerts entertain

The lunchtime crowds in Downtown Jamaica will be serenaded by the sweet sounds of Jazz, Latin, Soul, and World music — through August 29 — at the 2008 Summer Lunchtime Concert Series.
Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, through the Jamaica Alliance initiative, embraces Jamaica’s rich musical history as they gathered an eclectic group of performers from the local music community in addition to some of the regionally and nationally renowned acts.
The performers are primarily from southeast Queens, many from York College. York College Music Department Professor and jazz bassist Tom Zlabinger serves as artistic director for the series, with soloists, duos, trios, and quartets performing Monday through Thursday, and larger ensembles on Fridays.
“This concert series brings Jamaica back to its roots as an incubator and source of talent and musicianship,” said Carlisle Towery, president of Greater Jamaica Development Corporation. “We are delighted to provide quality entertainment and to enliven the area by demonstrating what Downtown Jamaica is really about.”
The concerts will be held at sites throughout the Downtown, including the AirTrain Terminal atrium, King Park Gazebo, 165th Street Mall, and Supreme Court Plaza. Taking place every afternoon through August 29 from noon to 2 p.m., admission to this concert series is completely free courtesy of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

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