Contact: Shani Leonards
Supervising Librarian, Claremont Branch
Berkeley Public Library
Fountain Rock Trio to Play
at Berkeley Public Library’s Claremont Branch Library
Berkeley CA October 2, 2015 — Bassist Aaron Germain, drummer Deszon Claiborne and composer and pianist William Beatty will deliver an afternoon of inspired original music and beloved standards when the Claremont Branch Library welcomes the Fountain Rock Trio on Saturday, November 7 at 4:00pm. With influences ranging from Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Guthrie, Malvina Reynolds and Sergei Prokofiev, their music defies categorization but never fails to entertain. Join us for this free concert. For more information, please call 510-981-6280.
William Beatty grew up in Berkeley listening to his father and brother play piano. He started playing in earnest at the age of nine by composing piano pieces and studying jazz and classical music. A native of the Bay Area, Deszon Claiborne started his musical career when he was 10 years old. He has performed or recorded with Boz Scaggs, Dr. Lonnie Smith and many others. Aaron Germain has spent 20 years as a “busy hired gun bass player. He plays both upright bass and electric bass. He has played with Andy Narell, Bonnie Raitt, Jason Marsalis and many other musical masters. Separately the three are all great musicians. Now hear them together at the Claremont Branch as the Fountain Rock Trio.
This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library.
The Claremont Branch is located at 2940 Benvenue @ Ashby, Berkeley CA 94705, and is open: Monday, 10:00am-6:00pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00am-8:00pm, Thursday 12 noon-8:00pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm. For more information about this program, call 510-981-6280.
Wheelchair accessible. For questions, to request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6195 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least five working days will help ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs. Visit the library’s website.