One month after JazzFest …
May is considered the last month of spring, but folks, it’s hot out there! This month you can cool off at the May Jazz Gumbo.
The Music of Grant Green!
Clint Hall will be playing the music of Grant with an awesome band. Featuring Clint on guitar, the great Steve Gilmore on bass, Chris Gardner on keys and Charles Pagano on drums. Guaranteed to be an awesome show, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Phineas Phogg’s, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St.
May is also the birth month of many jazz greats.
Shirley Horn, James Newton
Richard “Groove” Holmes, Eddie Louis
John Lewis, Jymie Merritt
Ron Carter, Maynard Ferguson
David Friessen, Till Bronner
Arthur Blythe, Teresa Brewer
Michael Formanek, Vic Berton
Keith Jarrett, Red Nichols
Tania Marie, Dennis Chambers
Mel Lewis, Ahmed Abdullah
King Oliver, Carla Bley
Gerald Wiggins, Gary Peacock
Krause Doldinger, Marshall Royal
Gil Evans, Red Garland
Sidney Bechet, Jay Beckenstein
Joe Gordon, Jimmy O’Bryant
Woody Herman, Betty Carter, Billy Cobham
Jackie McKean, Dewey Redman
Big Joe Turner
Cecil McBee, Tom Scott, Sonny Fortune
Victor Lewis, Louis Smith
Fats Waller, Bill Holman
Archie Shepp, Charles Earland
Miles Davis, Lew Tabackin
Ramsey Lewis, Dee Dee Bridgewater
Sean Jones, Kenny Washington
Benny Goodman, Dave McKenna
Christian McBride, Red Holloway
Imagine an all-star band from the month of May!
I remember an older jazz musician friend of mine … great pianist named Nick Janus.
He would always have something cool to say about everything!!!
“First Of May, first of May … outside music starts today!”
“Give Peace A Chance”