Monday, June 05, 2006

Hurricane force jazz forecast for Sunday nights

It's worth the trip to The Hurricane down on South Bermuda Road just to hear Tommy Alvarado throw down. Monster sax dude and incredible vocalist. Really nice cat, too. Great sense of humor, very friendly. A gentleman, and an awesome player.

The host band for the Sunday night jazz jam is comprised of Tommy on tenor, alto, and soprano saxes, Joel Richman on drums, bassist Chris Gordan, and Rob Cooke on keys. They are all excellent. Below, my new friend Dave Jaeger sat in on tubs. Dave is one A-list cat.

Below, fine singer Genevieve belts it out. Check out her website. I got a tune I want her to consider doing.

The weak stage lighting made it difficult to get good shots in available light. Below, Genevieve with Frankie Scinta.

Trumpet player John Allen sitting in below, jamming hot rendition of "A Night in Tunisia."

Lotta other cats were starting to roll in just about the time I had to leave (the day gig thang). They do this every Sunday evening starting about 9:30. Please do check it out. Very cool session. Here are some movie clip links (.mov files) to the jam: click here, and here.

REMEMBER: Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns, tonight at 10 pm at The Palms.

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