Jazz drummer, bandleader and music educator Sam Dinkins III is a local legend. He has worked with major artists such as Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul. He has received several awards and prestigious grants for his successful educational programs for inner-city youth. He is the founder and director of the Dinky Drum Company, where children and adults learn about percussion through private and group instruction as well as performances and clinics.
Who: Jazz drummer Sam Dinkins III with his quartet
What: Jazz and Poetry
When: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 5:30 PM
Where: Houston Public Central Library, 500 McKinney, 77002
Why: To celebrate the grand re-opening of the Houston Public Library summer reading program.