This past week was full of music. Jackson rocked out at his winter concert and Olivia had a blast playing sax with jazz trumpet player and educator Jesse Neuman at his fundraising concert this Saturday at the Bowery Poetry Club.
Looking to volunteer in Equador to teach his second seminar in music to underprivledged children, Jesse created a fantastic afternoon in his efforts to raise money. With an impressive enemble of seasoned and successful musicians, Jesse brought his student crew of Olivia, Eve, Jordan, and Pauline to the stage. From solos to songstresses, everyone had a hand in making great music and making the dreams of children in Equador possible. If you'd like to support Jesse's program, please check out his site.
At the show I picked up the new CD by trombonist Ryan Keberle called Heavy Dreaming. I have loved Keberle's trombone since the night at Barbes in Brooklyn when my head was a mere inches away from his horn at that very petite venue. Although few jazz bands are led by the trombonist, this CD is a conversation in sound that might change that.