JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2003 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

U Street All Stars

From Finland, the U Street All Stars were a young, straight ahead, be-bop band that wrote all their material. The two sax players started most tunes with unison and harmony parts and then they were off trading solos. The drummer wrote the last two tunes we heard and in his solo his floor tom collapsed. The band all laughed and the drummer finished his solo. The guitar player was angular and fun to watch. This band was a real treat. We saw may more acts this year but these were the only ones I took photos of. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next