JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2012 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Goran Kafjes Subtropic Arkestra at Rochester Internation Jazz Festival

Goran Kafjes Subtropic Arkestra at the Lutheran Church borrowed the the name of Sun Ra's band. Tthey built their songs around somewhat repetitive keyboard progressions and with seven players, they managed to sound like a big band but they didn't swing like Ra or visit the astral planes. Jonas Kullhammer was in the band which was sort of odd. He was such a dynamo with his own quartet in years past. But still I liked this band quite a bit. It was trumpet player, Goran Kafjes's, birthday and their music was fun like a Bollywood soundtrack. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next