I am listening to Ron Gaskin on the radio and really procrastinating from doing my taxes and paying some bills.
I am back from a great time at the Rochester Jazz Festival. We arrived at the club and I think everyone was a little bit disappointed with the venue. (any club looks like a dive when the lights are on)
However, it all turned out really nicely as a they were great shows. It was a pleasant suprise to have a lineup outside while we were soundchecking and then have people pour in for the first show. The second show was equally rewarding. I often judge a show by how well we communicate with the audience and these shows get a high ratiing. It is easier to do that in a good club setting.
I also want to mention a great restaurant we ate at called 2 Vine. A fanatastic Italian restaurant with some of the finest eats I have had in a while.
thanks to John Nugent and the Rochester Jazz Festival for inviting us and taking care of us so well.
Do you Torontonians realize how close we are to Rochester? www.rochesterjazz.com