Meet Wilbur Lloyd, Jazz Lover & Levitt Pasadena Audience Member

It’s an early midsummer evening, just cool enough for a light sweater or jacket. You might not bring one at all. After all, the sun doesn’t set until after nine these nights.

There’s a light breeze as you walk over to the park in the center of town. When you arrive, you find the perfect spot for your folding chairs, snacks and good conversation. There’s jazz on tonight—it might be legendary jazz vocalist Barbara Morrison, pianist Yuko Mabuchi or GRAMMY-winning Ernie Watts Quartet. Whatever it is, it’s always great, and it’s always free, the way it has been for the past eleven years.

This is summer for Wilbur Lloyd, Harry James and Marshal James at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena.

When we talked to the three friends, they were sitting on the Memorial Park lawn, listening to saxophonist Tia Fuller go from smooth jazz to bop and back again.

“It’s amazing that you can get this quality of jazz, for free, in this kind of atmosphere,” Wilbur Lloyd said of Levitt Pasadena. “Most of the people who come here have been coming here for years.” Hear more from Wilbur, Harry and Marshal in this new Faces of Levitt.

We’ll see you guys in 2014!

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