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PHOTOS: All American Jazz Collective plays in Hamlet’s Boxcar Concert Series

The horn section of the All American Jass Collective performs at Main Street Park in Hamlet on Oct. 23 fot the Boxcar Concert Series. See more photos below the story. All photos by William R. Toler - Richmond Observer

HAMLET — The inaugural season of the Boxcar Concert Series came to a close Sunday afternoon with the smooth sounds of jazz.

The All American Jazz Collective, based in Fayetteville, performed several jazz selections at Main Street Park — including a few tunes from Hamlet-born John Coltrane.

The band featured three horn players — trombone, saxophone and trumpet — a piano player, bassist and drummer, and even a vocalist on a few songs.

Depot and Museum Director Mechelle Preslar said the band wanted to play in Hamlet because it was Coltrane’s birthplace.

The Sunday afternoon concert series started in the late spring, taking a break during the warmer summer months, and showcased local and regional bands playing a variety of beach music, classic rock, blues and bluegrass.

Click here to see photos of the Sand Band in April.

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Click here to see photos of The Safety Committee in May

Click here to see photos of the Axe Handlers in June.

Click here to see photos of the Jonathan Robinson Band in September.

The Sand Band and Robinson will be performing next weekend at the Seaboard Festival.

Preslar said she intents to continue the series in April of 2023.

See more photos below.

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