2015 Detroit Jazz Festival, Muggy Monday

The woody plucking of an upright bass. The "ting ting-a-ting" of a ride cymbal. The rhythm that makes your foot tap and head bob. Full force swing. The cheer of the crowd. The knowing "yeah!!" called out by the audience,  in acknowledgement of a soloist quoting a jazz standard. Those are the kind of things... Continue Reading →

2015 Detroit Jazz Festival, Sublime Summer Sunday

Hot sun, cool beverages and sublime music were the order of the day at the Detroit Jazz Festival on Sunday.  I wandered into a set entitled “Jazz at the Shamrock Shore”, put on at the Pyramid Stage, for my first music of the day.  This was a small group fronted by Artistic Director Chris Collins... Continue Reading →

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