Jazz Clubs & Big Bands - Oh My!
November Whirlwind — part 2/3
LIVE MUSIC EDITION!
SO amazing to get back on the scene and listen to some GREAT bands! Here's a recap of some of the cities and clubs that mesmerized my near-atrophied ears last month.
Special thanks to cousin Nancy, Kevin Cerovich, Will Buchanan and Jan Shapiro for hooking me up in KC & STL.
(Note: I also stepped on to the stage myself in numerous capacities... but that's for chapter 3)
Des Moines, Iowa
Class act — Max Wellman and his big band in a tribute to Harry Connick Junior
The Blue Room
Clint Ashlock & Co. playing at the Blue Room
Complete with a rare (for me) John Stafford sighting!
The unexpected pleasure of Michael Herrera and Ray Demarchi at the Black Dolphin
Nice to reconnect with Janet Evra and her band — almost exactly 2 years after our first meeting at Café Coda in Madison
Jazz Fest — Madame C.J. Walker Theatre
A transcendent performance by Kenny Phelps and friends
Surprise bonus reencounter with Hamilton Hardin!
Stay tuned for part 3 with features from MY performances!