JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2015 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Ikebe Shakedown at Rochester International Jazz Festival

Ikebe Shakedown at Montage is from Brooklyn, New York and were here two years ago playing at the Bug Jar. The seven piece band appropriates Afrobeat and is really smart to play only the essentials in fairly tight arrangements of simple parts. Imagine Fela Kuti at a frat party. The horn players were really good, good enough to play with with Sharon Jones last night at Kodak Hall. They got the party going with no misfires.

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