Donato will share his extensive knowledge on the origins and history of jazz while delighting the audience with his saxophone. Donato is a saxophonist, band leader, composer, and lyricist in the field of jazz and has been inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame. He has performed with some of the greats: Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Carmen McRae, Nina Simone, and Jack Jones. He has toured through the United States of America, Canada, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia. Donato has performed as a soloist with the Jerry Fischer Jazz Orchestra and has served as an adjunct professor at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Miami (UM).
Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Central Ridge Library.
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