Standing-room-only at Pacific Beach library jazz concert

Sprague and Patton recorded several CDs together that were sold at the concert.
( Susan DeMaggio)

More than 100 music-lovers turned out for the Peter Sprague/Leonard Patton concert, Sunday, Feb. 24 in the PB Library Community Room. Funded by the Friends of PB Library (from donations and used-book sales), the free monthly concerts are offered 2-3 p.m., fourth Sundays from October through April.

Here’s the upcoming program line-up:

March 24: Bassist Jeremy Kurtz-Harris and pianist Ines Irawati from the San Diego Symphony will present classical favorites.

April 28: An uplifting performance by the Gospel powerhouse Martin Luther King Community Choir of San Diego, outdoors on the Cass Street Plaza (weather permitting).

May 26: Traditional Cuban Rumba with percussion master Charlie Chavez and his All Stars (Cass Street Plaza, weather permitting).

June 23: Rockabilly music from Gino Meregillano & Hotrod Time Machine (Cass Street Plaza, weather permitting). —Susan DeMaggio


With all the chairs occupied, a few guests take in the concert from seats on a filing cabinent.
( Susan DeMaggio )


Leonard Patton’s been a professional musician and stage performer for the last 20 years.
( Susan DeMaggio )


Guitarist, composer, publisher and music instructor Peter Sprague has worked with some of the finest contemporary jazz artists.
( Susan DeMaggio )


The crowd is comprised of jazz fans of all ages.
( Susana DeMaggio )


PB Library staff members welcome the crowd and introduce the performers.
( Susan DeMaggio )