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 →
2015 Detroit Jazz Festival Lineup Announced!
The lineup for the 2015 edition of the Detroit Jazz Festival was announced this week. I am always like a kid in a candy shop when news about the Jazz Fest comes out. I have made a point of spending as much time as possible every Labor Day Weekend at the Festival since my first... Continue Reading →