Friday night it was Jazzmania. For a $15 ticket, one can see - well, if your endurance holds out - ten jazz bands at different venues around town. Fred and I managed to take in 4. The Charlie Bell Trio with Stevie Vallance at the Loft Art Gallery ;Quattro Plus One at the library; Razzmatazz with Ernie Duff at a local restaurant and the Howlin Dog Vintage Jazz Band at the Marsh Street Centre.
We had to miss the Big Band Saturday with three Swing Bands and the Hogtown Swing Collective dance troupe and the Jazz Brunch Sunday with Peter Appleyard, due to other commitments, but did see Gospelfest on Sunday afternoon. This year's Gospelfest featured the Torchmen Quartet - and OMG they were awesome!!! Four Ontario guys that really know how to raise a roof.
With all of that jazz, accompanied by various parts of my family as house guests for the weekend, it meant
The Jazz festival sounds like a lot of fun, and I'm sure you'll have the Easter Topper done way before 2010!
I sing with Don Buchanan (Quattro Plus). He is a very talented dude and a fabulous jazz composer/arranger. He is often at the keyboard, or singing Tenor when we are a cappella - but it is his Sax work than inspired my avatar.
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