JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2012 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Luca Ciarla Quartet at Rochester Internation Jazz Festival

We were the first ones in line outside the Rochester Club for Luca Ciarla Quartet while the line for the Cuban band at Kilbourn, a show that started at the same time, had already wrapped around the corner and was confusing itself with the line we started. The "Mediterranean Gypsy Jazz" moniker works well for these guys. Laid back, warm and friendly, their personalties carry over to their sound. The crowd went nuts when violin, accordion, double bass and hand drums got into overdrive but they kept the volume in check and always followed it up with something sweet. From Monk to Nino Roto-like tunes, they reached beyond the gypsy songbook. The accordion player was outstanding. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next