Booker T. Scruggs Ensemble Plays At Barking Legs Sunday

Thursday, February 20, 2014
The  Booker T. Scruggs Ensemble
The Booker T. Scruggs Ensemble

In recognition of Black History Month, the Booker T. Scruggs Ensemble will be playing jazz, popular classics, and gospel written by African American composers, on Sunday, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at Barking Legs Theatre, 1307 Dodds Ave.   

The Ensemble is composed of: William Price, bass; Greg Malone, drums; Booker Scruggs, clarinet/saxophone; and Nancy Westmoreland, keyboard/vocalist.   

Admission is $10. For more information, call 266-3623, or visit www.BookerTScruggs.com.


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