Saturday, June 19, 2010

2010-0612 Roy Hargrove Big Band at DC Jazz Festival-1305

Roberta Gambarini singing with the fabulous Roy Hargrove Big Band during what one other gentleman termed an "awesome" performance at Lisner Auditorium as part of the 2010 (Washington) DC Jazz Festival. His big band was modern, full of energy and led by its leader's dazzling trumpet and he even sang a charming vocal. Ms. Gambarini has one of the most wonderful vocal instruments in the universe. This was the second time I have had the please of seeing them (the first time was at the 2007 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival) and I will have the pleasure of seeing them once more at the Montreal Jazz Festival. For those who will be in Montreal (or one of the other Canadian Jazz Festivals that start next weekend), this is one act that comes highly recommended.

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