Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet at Rochester International Jazz Festival

I didn't hear the Peruvian half of the Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet but the Afro-jazz part was right on. The rhythm section, piano, bass and drums were all amazing players. The percussionist was was rough and tumble and that's where the magic was. The combination was beautiful.

Eivor at Rochester International Jazz Festival

When Eivor was in Rochester with Yggdrasil about thirteen years ago she bought an electric guitar at the House of Guitars. In fact she was playing that guitar at the Lutheran Church. She told the crowd she went back to the HOG today and bought another guitar, something from the sixties. She finger picked Leonard. Cohen's "Famous Blue Raincoat" on it tonight. Her lofty voice was perfectly suited to the church.

Guy and cigarette lady  at Rochester International Jazz Festival

Hey, we know that Guy, chatting up the cigarette lady.

Young  trio in street at  Rochester International Jazz Festival

This young trio laying in the street sounded pretty damn good good.

Neil Cowley Trio at Rochester International Jazz Festival

Derick Lucas from WGMC introduced the the Neil Cowley Trio and told us we were in for "a life changing experience." Well, not quite. More progressive rock than jazz with lots of unison parts they were melodic and a joy to listen to but I found myself exhausted before the set ended.

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