Headline performers at this evening’s South Seattle Arts Festival are The Clarence Robinson Group and the Southeast Seattle Community Youth Orchestra.

The Festival is FREE and is taking place at the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center, from 7 pm each night.

Here are the reasons you won’t want to miss this evening’s performers!

The Clarence Robinson Group

Led by Clarence ―Bash‖ Robinson, Jr., The Clarence Robinson Group has been playing together, on and off, since they were kids twenty years ago. The group plays a mixture of music that features a New York City style form of jazz. Robinson is the drummer, along with Cory Oberall, and they are joined by Gerald ―Tugboat‖ Turner, Jr. on bass, Dr. Leonard Rhodes, on saxophone, Thomas McElroy on guitar, Kimble Owens on keyboards, and Andrew Joslyn on violin.

Southeast Seattle Community Youth Orchestra

The Southeast Seattle Community Youth Orchestra was formed in the belief that providing free access to high-quality programming in the arts to underserved youth can be a powerful force in addressing issues of racial, economic and social inequity. SSCYO’s goal is intervention, engagement and the transformation of children and youth, their families and ultimately the community of Southeast Seattle, as we strive to build bridges across diverse cultural communities. The Southeast Seattle Community Youth Orchestra was founded by the Rainier Beach High School PTSA and is sponsored by The Rainier Beach Community Center and the Rainier Beach Community Empowerment Coalition.

More information on the Festival is available here.

And many thanks to Broadway Bound for producing the Festival.