JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2012 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Don Thompson and Neil Swainson at Rochester Internation Jazz Festival

Hatch Recital Hall, the newest addition to the Jazz Fest venue list, is easily the best sounding room in the line-up. It's not a room, it's a performance space and it only holds about two hundred people. It's like sitting in front of a big speaker, but in this case the tweeter is a Steinway Grand and the woofer is a gorgeous sounding standup bass in the capable hands of Canadians Don Thompson and Neil Swainson. They have played together for thirty years and know over two thousand songs so they were melodic and lyrical as twenty first century musicians can be. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next