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During the Jazz Bicycle Tour, bicyclists roll along a mapped route to learn local history about jazz legends from Fort Worth.

The tour will kick off at the Ella Mae Shamblee Public Library, where a first-time exhibit of jazz drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson (1940-2013) artifacts and memorabilia will be unveiled. Another highlight will be a live musical performance by music curator and jazz heritage musician Rachella Parks-Washington.

This afternoon event will be family-friendly and is open to both bicyclists and non-bicyclists. For those who do not own a bicycle, the folks at Fort Worth Bike Sharing will provide their rental bikes free of charge for participants in our community ride.

The Jazz Bicycle Tour will feature local knowledge workers and community leaders who will speak briefly at the 11 stops of the ride, including such luminaries as Brenda Sanders-Wise (Tarrant County Black Genealogical and Historical Society), Ken Shimamoto (music journalist), and alumnae of I.M. Terrell High School.

The highlight of the Jazz Bicycle Tour will be a live musical performance by bandleader and jazz heritage musician Rachella Parks-Washington, a Fort Worth native and protégé of drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson. Ms. Parks-Washington will bring jazz music history alive with a brief concert. A special guest will present jazz poetry by Langston Hughes and bicyclist-participants will have the chance to win door prizes.

During the Jazz Bicycle Tour, bicyclists roll along a mapped route to learn local history about jazz legends from Fort Worth.

The tour will kick off at the Ella Mae Shamblee Public Library, where a first-time exhibit of jazz drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson (1940-2013) artifacts and memorabilia will be unveiled. Another highlight will be a live musical performance by music curator and jazz heritage musician Rachella Parks-Washington.

This afternoon event will be family-friendly and is open to both bicyclists and non-bicyclists. For those who do not own a bicycle, the folks at Fort Worth Bike Sharing will provide their rental bikes free of charge for participants in our community ride.

The Jazz Bicycle Tour will feature local knowledge workers and community leaders who will speak briefly at the 11 stops of the ride, including such luminaries as Brenda Sanders-Wise (Tarrant County Black Genealogical and Historical Society), Ken Shimamoto (music journalist), and alumnae of I.M. Terrell High School.

The highlight of the Jazz Bicycle Tour will be a live musical performance by bandleader and jazz heritage musician Rachella Parks-Washington, a Fort Worth native and protégé of drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson. Ms. Parks-Washington will bring jazz music history alive with a brief concert. A special guest will present jazz poetry by Langston Hughes and bicyclist-participants will have the chance to win door prizes.

During the Jazz Bicycle Tour, bicyclists roll along a mapped route to learn local history about jazz legends from Fort Worth.

The tour will kick off at the Ella Mae Shamblee Public Library, where a first-time exhibit of jazz drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson (1940-2013) artifacts and memorabilia will be unveiled. Another highlight will be a live musical performance by music curator and jazz heritage musician Rachella Parks-Washington.

This afternoon event will be family-friendly and is open to both bicyclists and non-bicyclists. For those who do not own a bicycle, the folks at Fort Worth Bike Sharing will provide their rental bikes free of charge for participants in our community ride.

The Jazz Bicycle Tour will feature local knowledge workers and community leaders who will speak briefly at the 11 stops of the ride, including such luminaries as Brenda Sanders-Wise (Tarrant County Black Genealogical and Historical Society), Ken Shimamoto (music journalist), and alumnae of I.M. Terrell High School.

The highlight of the Jazz Bicycle Tour will be a live musical performance by bandleader and jazz heritage musician Rachella Parks-Washington, a Fort Worth native and protégé of drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson. Ms. Parks-Washington will bring jazz music history alive with a brief concert. A special guest will present jazz poetry by Langston Hughes and bicyclist-participants will have the chance to win door prizes.

WHEN

WHERE

Ella Mae Shamblee Public Library
1062 Evans Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
https://www.facebook.com/events/2796246163722242/

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.
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