In LymeLine.com on June 14, 2023
OLD LYME – On Saturday, June 17, in honor of Juneteenth—a federal holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans—Witness Stones Old Lyme will present a celebration of Jazz and Poetry on the lawn of The Side Door at the Old Lyme Inn.
The celebration takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. All are welcome.
The event features a quartet led by New Haven jazz legend Jesse Hameen II and new work by Connecticut poets Marilyn Nelson, Kate Rushin, Rhonda Ward, and Antoinette Brim-Bell, who in 2021 created a tribute in verse to those enslaved in historic Lyme. The jazz quartet features the inspirational percussionist Jesse Hameen II, drums; Rodney Jones, guitar; Zwelakhe Bell Le Pere, bass; and Joe McWilliams, piano. Continue reading.