Fabulous Energy At This Jazz CD Release Show
I realized I was part of what promised to be a special evening when I noticed that I was amidst many jazz luminaries (musicians, Berklee professors, radio personalities), all in attendance for Afro-Cuban tenor saxophonist Carlos Averhoff Jr.‘s album release celebration at Scullers. What a celebration it was! There was much joy in the room that night, from the stage as well as from the audience.
Born in Cuba, Carlos graduated from Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music and thankfully continues to grace the Boston area with his talent.
Funky/Jazzy Evening at Scullers
This show was another unexpected pleasure for me. The Matt Wilson Quartet was performing with special guest John Medeski, who I knew and enjoyed when I saw him perform with Medeski Martin & Wood.
What a treat this evening turned out to be! Read the rest of this entry
A Jazz Saxophone Treasure
I had never seen David Sanborn perform; when we noticed he was doing several shows at Scullers, we had to go. We had another show to attend earlier in the evening, so we rushed to Scullers for his 10 pm show. I generally prefer the late show for jazz; the band is completely warmed up and is generally looser for the later set.
We got there a few minutes after the show started, but the audience was already fully engaged. One of the things I love about jazz audiences is that they tend to be very respectful of the musicians. Read the rest of this entry