Last night's overflow crowd for my show at Blue Frog Studios concert venue really was supportive (and boisterous)!
We had an amazing show with the seemingly mild mannered Miles Black tearing it up to jawdropping heights; sax wrangler Cory Weeds showed how he has come into his own as Vancouver's highest profile saxman; Tim Stacey and Nino DiPasquale shon as an empathetic and driving bass and drums team.
I took the new Tromba Ultralight trumpet and flugelhorn for the most vigourous road test to date, and they passed with flying colours! Beautiful sound to match the beautiful look of these horns... they sailed like comets through the sky. Video to follow soon!
BUT TONIGHT I am 30 km in the other direction, in downtown Vancouver (west end), for a different twist on the jazz formats I like to present.
I start at Ten Ten Tapas at 7 pm, and the fantastic Lisa Fennell will join me with her erudite spin on jazz, blues, and classics. Make a rezzie, the house is almost full already, so don't miss out! 604-689-7800. Don't forget, Friday nights are Latin at Ten Ten, and Thursdays and Sundays have something great always...
Here are some pix from last night, taken by my good friend Warren Magnuson: