Tom Bell (bass player) had an idea of gathering local jazz musicians to set up and play some jazz, introducing the local and visiting people to the jazz style of music here in an area known for its bluegrass music.
The turnout was good, with a couple of keyboard players, guitar player, 3 different drummers, and of course, Tom playing his bass.
And yes the guitar player does look a lot like Eric Clapton, needless to say Eric didn’t show.
They are planning on playing on the 2nd Saturday of each month. If your in the area and want to listen to some excellent jazz, the come on down and bring your lawn chairs. You won’t be disappointed. Even though, they have never played or practiced together, they still produced a great sound.
Tom was even able to talk me into playing a couple of songs, of course I haven’t played any jazz in over 35 years, with my rock background, I did struggle a little. While the music was playing, Betty was busy inside redoing displays for all the new stock we have brought into the store, not to mention building displays with the 295 apple crates she just purchased.
We did a backstage kinda video of some of the performers that can be seen here for the jazz... We hope you all enjoy, and be sure to come in and check things out.