The Blue of it All....

Music under the stars at Kenny Dorham's Backyard, featuring The Ephraim Owens Quintet and The LZ Love Band


By: Dwayne Hill



Who: DiverseArts and Texas Folklife present the Ephraim Owens Quintet and The LZ Love Band
What: Live music community celebration. Family-friendly, all ages. Food and drinks available, limited complimentary beer.
Where: Kenny Dorham’s Backyard (1106 E 5th St, just east of the Victory Grill)
When: September 19th; gates open 7 PM, show at 8pm
Cost: $10
Contact: Harold McMillan, 512.477.9438,<info2@diversearts>

DiverseArts is pleased to announce its participation in "Real Community is Real Art." As part of a weekend of activities dedicated to celebrating neighborhood culture and building community solidarity, DiverseArts presents a night of music at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard: The Blue of it All.

The evening features headliner The Ephraim Owens Quintet, Austin's most sought-after jazz trumpeter. A Dallas native, Owens has been electrifying stages around Austin with his trumpet skills for the past twelve years. Ephraim has played with Erykah Badu, DJ Jazzy Jeff,String Cheese Incident, Calexico and many others. On this evening of two sets, he brings his neo-bop quintet, featuring some of Austin's most gifted rhythm players and soloists. NOT TO BE MISSED!

Opening the evening is the incomparable LZ Love Band who, after making a name for herself in San Francisco and being featured on Epitaph Records’ compilation, “San Francisco Bay’s Best Blues,” moved to Austin in 2004. Already beloved by fans across the country, Love’s star only seems to be rising: November 29th, 2007 was declared “LZ Love Day” by the City of Austin, which has also included her work in the Austin Convention & Visitor's Bureau's compilation CD.

This is a family-friendly event, so bring your lawn chairs and blankets and settle in for a great night of music, fun and community. Plenty of good BBQ burgers and wraps are available to go along with cold soft drinks, complimentary beer (courtesy of Centex Beverage), and snacks for the kids. Our hope is that the evening will be a perfect East Austin fall night where you can relax, enjoy good food and drinks, meet your neighbors and hang out with friends. The idea is to celebrate community with music, dancing and fun!

Please join us September 19th from 7 PM to 11 PM to enjoy the live music and support the efforts of DiverseArts and Texas Folklife to support local, neighborhood culture and build community solidarity.

THE BLUE OFIT ALL is produced in associatioin with "Real Community is Real Art," and funded by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission of the Arts, and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that "a great nation deserves great art."the Still Water Foundation, Centex Beverages and the board, Friends and members of Texas Folklife.