First "Saturday in the Park" free jazz concert coming to Tallahassee

Posted at 9:14 AM, Feb 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-28 04:15:35-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --   The Downtown Tallahassee Business Association and the Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority will host its first jazz concert in its 2013 "Saturday in the Park" concert series.

The event will be Saturday, March 2, 2013, from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. EDT in Tallahassee's Ponce de Leon Park. The Bill Peterson Trio with Robin Sherman on bass and Adam Hendley on drums will be headlining the event.

Bill Peterson is an associate professor of Music in Jazz Studies and Music Theory/Composition at Florida State University, where he teaches jazz piano, jazz arranging and jazz combo. He holds the M.M. degree from the Eastman School of Music and the B.M. from the University of Cincinnati. In January 2013, Peterson released “Ruby Diamond,” a trio recording featuring Bassist Rodney Jordan and Drummer Jamison Ross, winner of the 2012 Kennedy Center International Monk Competition.

The concert series is free and open to the public. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Good and drinks will be available from area food trucks, restaurants and businesses will be available for purchase.

For a complete list of events for the 2013 “Saturday in the Park” Concert Series, please see tentative schedule detailed below:

Dates                                                                                 Performers

March 2           Bill Peterson Trio with Robin Sherman and Adam Hendley

April 6    Scotty Barnhart and An Evening of Bossa Novas and Standards

May 4                                      Leon Anderson Group featuring Avis Berry

June 1                                                            The Lindsey Sarjeant Group

July 6                                                                                          Cari Kindl

August 3                                                           The Scott Campbell Group

September 7                                                                    Etienne Charles

October 5                                                              FSU Jazz Faculty Group

November 2                 “Battle of the Bands” Channel 27 New Year’s Eve Promotion

Joining the DTBA and the TDIA in sponsoring the 2013 “Saturday in the Park” Concert Series is the City of Tallahassee and their Parks and Recreation Department; Tallahassee Magazine; WTXL-TV ABC 27 Tallahassee; Bascom Communications & Consulting, LLC; Tallahassee Democrat; Cumulus Radio Tallahassee; Putt-R-There; Eubanks, Barrett, Fasig & Brooks; Hopping Green & Sams; Mainline Information Systems: and Summit Group Commercial Properties.

For more information on the 2013 “Saturday in the Park” Concert Series, please contact or Curt Reilly at 850-559-4277. You can also to ‘join’ our public event on Facebook at