M&T JazzFest a Hit!
|Jazz Fest Stage June 25, 2011|
|Bill, Jammin at Jazz Fest!|
Last night crackled with a performance by the NYC based group, Jazz Guitars Meet Hendrix. Using an all Hendrix songbook, the group delivered fresh interpretations of Jimi's music and firmly establised his place in jazz circles. Al Chez and The Brothers of Funk Big Band performed an engaging set of jazz/rock fusion that reminded me of the the Don Ellis Big Band. The festival closed with Return To Forever IV featuring Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, Jean-Luc Ponty and Frank Gambale. While sporadic rain occurred throughout the other performances, the rain held off for RTF. All I can say is that this current version of the RTF franchise did not disappoint!
While the overall festival was slightly scaled back from previous years, music lovers and jazz fans were once again treated to two nights of wonderful music for free.
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