JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2014 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Manuel Valera at Rochester International Jazz Festival

We stopped in Hatch Recital Hall for Manuel Valera's last song. It's worth stopping in there for the acoustics alone. Imagine a Steinway grand in a perfect setting. You close your eyes and can't picture a room or a hall or any environment at all. It is just a piano and you. I have no idea what Valera was playing but the piece was especially pretty and I drifted away.

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