JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2015 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

The Splender at Rochester International Jazz Festival

The first thing we noticed about The Splender at the Lutheran Church was that the piano and bass players were the same as in last night's group. The woman who leads this group was here in 2007 wih a duo called Midaircondo. When I reread my notes from that show their performance all came back to me. Last night she played tenor and soprano saxes, bass clarinet and even constructed a loop with an omnichord and sang over that. The band itself reminded me of Weather Report but she was able to take them in cinematic directions.

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