Simply amazing. One of the Trop sound cats estimated our crowd at about 450-500 people.
Much, much more to report. Lotta shots to sift through. Will post incrementally...
Set list highlights: Esta Noche, Earth, Wind, & Fire Medley, Pack It Up, Indian Summer Day, You Don't Know Me, Use Me Up, Oh, Nena, I Feel Good, When The Curtain Goes up, Come Together, Soul Trilogy, System of Survival.
Above, our esteemed homie Mike Gonzales again seamlessly subbing for Jamie.
Below, after the show, Lion King star Kissy Simmons chats it up with Trop VP of Entertainment Lee Ann Groff-Daudet as Trop President Tom McCartney happily looks on.
Psssst... little secret, Kissy is gonna sit in again with Santa Fe next Monday.
Then, there was the post-show big band hang in the lounge outside the showroom. Jeez...totally fine, and SRO.
Above, our bro' Garrett Hypes on alto in the reed section.
Above, that's Rob Mader's wife Etsuko on keys in the big band. One serious jazz pianist, she is.
What a night! Over on Facebook our bro' Tim Lienhard calls it "The Goof by Maloof."
Again, thank you all. Without you, we are nothing.
RECALL: BOOTLEGGER THIS WEEK
Save the date. I will be there to cover it.
I added The Katz Report to the permanent links column ("Around Town")
John gave us a nice shout-out in his column yesterday. Thanks, bro'.