Tuesday, September 18, 2007
RHS Jazz Champions 1st Gig of the Year
After 8, count 'em 8 days of rehearsals, Roosevelt HS Jazz Band played Jazz Alley last night.
They opened with Don't Get Around Much Anymore, played a fine first set, including a great Body and Soul. The combo did three tunes and then the band came back on for a couple more. They finished with a Dizzy Gillespie number that is sure to be a show stopper. I'll get the name next time.
The playing was somewhat tentative, but the band is strong and should be in great form by the time Jazz Nutcracker is on the schedule at the beginning of December.