JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2012 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Kneebody at Rochester Internation Jazz Festival

Steve Martin sold out two shows at the Eastman Theater, if you can believe that, so that took quite a few people off the streets. We were in plenty early for Kneebody at Montage in fact if we had waltzed in five minutes before showtime we could have sat right next to ourselves at the front table. Four out five players in this band are alums of the Eastman School of Music so this was a bit of a homecoming. They don't swing, they are too young and modern for that, but they are very musical. Their beats are maniacal and the fender bass and electric piano lean progressive but the two horns on top give them a unique sound. Kneebody was like a joyride. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next