Live at Smalls – The New York Jazz Workshop

I thoroughly enjoyed the performances of the 5 groups that performed at Smalls Jazz club yesterday. The team work within the groups was stellar and everyone rose to the occasion of the performance. I realize playing in a classroom is very different than playing in front of an audience and I was so impressed with the professionalism everyone brought to the event. I enjoyed playing with my group and was very proud of how we performed our pieces. The improvising was very melodic and musical
which is what we have been working on along with keeping the form of the piece in tact. I also enjoyed hearing Andrea play bass and hearing his group play since I had never met him in person. He has been a great sub for me when I had a gig during the time of the workshop. It was great to meet the people in the audience and find out how excited they were to be at Smalls.  There was a lot of excitement in the air.