A Swinging Centennial: Jackie Robinson at 100

Bobby Bradford Robinson Park Flyer 2

The Baseball Reliquary and the NAACP Pasadena Branch in Collaboration with Councilmember John J. Kennedy present

A Swinging Centennial: Jackie Robinson at 100

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Robinson Park Recreation Center

1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, California

Featuring Bobby Bradford's Jazz Suite Stealin' Home

and singer/songwriter Byron Motley

Free Admission * Doors Open at 2:30 p.m.

Join us for a very special musical event in celebration of the Jackie Robinson Centennial, including a performance of Stealin' Home, Bobby Bradford's tribute to Jackie Robinson. Commissioned by the Baseball Reliquary and featuring an all-star ensemble, Stealin' Home will be performed by Bobby Bradford (cornet), Vinny Golia (woodwinds), Chuck Manning (tenor saxophone), William Roper (tuba), Don Preston (piano), Henry Franklin (bass), and Tina Raymond (drums).

With a collection of songs reflecting Jackie Robinson's historic 1947 debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, singer/songwriter Byron Motley will open the program - accompanied by Ron Pedley (piano), Roberto Vally (bass), and Randy Drake (drums) - with a unique multimedia performance that emotionally connects the audience with this significant history and those that were part of its creation.

Light Refreshments will be served * RSVP for tickets at sporras@cityofpasadena.net

Further information: Susana Porras, District Liaison, City of Pasadena - 626-744-4738.

This program is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture.