Jazz concert with some classmates. The program was entitled Jazz at the Stockbroker. We kind of got lost on the way so we only saw the second half of the show. The Sacramento based musicians were Jim Malone on keyboard, Steve Akron who played both the guitar and keyboard, Rich Default an amazing drummer. That night the band was featuring Ken Stout who Is an Incredible tenor saxophone player, and also a guest appearance vocalist by the name of Debbie
Defaced. There was also a tremendous bass player but his name was not on the program. There was a count off and the music began with a jam-packed house. The first song was called Equinox by John Chlorate. I know I have heard this piece played before at one time or another. When the band played it they added a little taste of their own to it. The song was unique. Ken Stout played two remarkable solos; one in the beginning and on at the end. The Bass player was Just fantastic; he flowed with everyone flawlessly in the first piece.
The next two bits were written by Steve Akron, which he dedicated to his three-year-old daughter. One was called Insole’s song. This part of a set was very diverse it included mixes of Christmas and cartoon songs, which blended together perfectly. The song started with a guitar then the saxophone and drums meshed in together. I really enjoyed this piece since it reminded me of the old cartoons I used to watch plus it Just made you feel happy inside. I looked around and everybody in the building had a fat smile on his or her face.
The next Eng was entitled Pleasing the Queen. It began with the drummer snapping on the symbols. This song was awesome because there was a total of six solos in the piece. There was some real talent in the band you could feel it in the air. There were four more incredible songs two of which the vocalist appeared on. I think there was some mixed reactions in the audience some cringed at the sound of her voice while others found it very pleasing. I thought she could use some Improving but she was a fair singer. Overall I really was stoked to go to this concert.