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   Rhodes and Stax Museum Present Charles Lloyd Sky Trio in Concert

   Date : Monday, 18 March 2013       From : 7:30pm   To : 9:00pm
   Category : Arts       Location : McCallum Ballroom/ Crain Reception Hall

   Event Description :

Rhodes’ Mike Curb Institute for Music and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music will present the Charles Lloyd Sky Trio. The concert begins at 7:30 in the McCallum Ballroom. Tickets are $50 for priority seating, $35 for general admission, and can be purchased at The event is free to Rhodes and Stax Academy students.

Charles Lloyd Sky Trio features internationally renowned jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd and Eric Harland (drums) and Reuben Rogers (bass). The Memphis concert celebrates Lloyd’s 75th birthday and the Stax Museum's 10th Anniversary. Proceeds from the concert support partnership opportunities between the Stax Museum and Rhodes.

Born in Memphis in 1938, Lloyd began playing saxophone at the age of nine and quickly became a child prodigy. Among his early mentors was Phineas Newborn, and he was classmates at Manassas High with George Coleman, Booker Little, Harold Mabern, and Frank Strozier, who would all go on to become famous professional musicians. As a teenager, Lloyd not only learned from great Memphis musicians, but also played professionally as a sideman with Bobby Blue Bland, B.B. King, Johnny Ace, and Howlin’ Wolf. Lloyd left Memphis in the late 1950s, and since the 1960s, he has been one of the most respected jazz musicians in the world.

In April 2012, Lloyd made his first appearance in Memphis since 1964 by performing at Rhodes. He also was honored with a note on the Beale Street Brass Note Walk of Fame.

For more information, contact Dr. John Bass, program manager of the Mike Curb Institute for Music, at or (901) 843-3786.

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