We’re in Rochester, NY to be part of the very popular jazz festival here. We are playing at the Eastman Theatre, Kodak Hall.
I have some personal history here - in fact a lot of it. I attended the Eastman School of Music that’s attached to the theater, and played in the Rochester Philharmonic for a time, right in this venue. Also did some very special ‘Friends & Love” jazz with orchestra concerts… here’s a picture I grabbed of Chuck Mangione conducting rehearsal of the reunion concert, 10 years ago.
(My old tour diary from that show is Here)
That being when Igor Stravinsky came to the school to conduct us in his Firebird Suite.
So busy chatting with the local crew folks, whom I’ve enjoyed working with through the years… I didn’t get any photos of the band before going on. So here we are at the end of show:
A really special day and night for me, coming back here, enjoying the vibrance of Rochester during it’s festival, and re-connecting with the theater.
Next on our tour schedule is Montreal, where we’ll, surprisingly, again be part of a jazz festival!