Ken Trimmins will be bringing out his trumpet -- and the rest of his quartet -- Sunday evening to kick off the Douglass Theatres annual Jazz in the Courtyard series.
Trimmins is a composer and educator and is retired from the Air Force, where he served as trumpeter, vocalist and as the director of operations for nine touring ensembles and the musical director and band leader for three Air Force jazz bands, according to kentrimmins.com.
The quartet performs music from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Charlie Bird Parker to more contemporary jazz musicians such as Miles Davis, Grover Washington Jr., Al Jarreau and Sade, according to the website.
Its Memorial Day weekend, and were planning a little celebration, but its really a laid-back jazz session, said the Douglass Theatres spokesperson Melanie Byas.
She said the series has been ongoing once a month in the spring and summer for at least four years, bringing local and regional musicians and performers to play outside in front of the theater.
Jazz in the Courtyard
When: 7 p.m. Sunday
Where: Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Cost: $5 general admission, free for Douglass Theatre Jazz Society members