Memorial Day Jazz Jam was a Slamming Event!
The Jazz Jam was ON this year! I truly missed having this party and this turned out to be the best Jam Yet! We had close to 97 folks show up and pack out the back yard, the neighbors yard and and everywhere the people could fit! I am always truly amazed at how my postage stamp back yard can turn into an intimate concert venue once a year.Â We had great food! I have to thank everyone who brought a dish to share, some drinks, and most importantly, yourselves!
The main core of the music was done by my friends, Kene Ledford on Keys, Larry McRae on Bass and Joseph Pegram on Drums.
We had a huge Horn Line:Â Deverick Bell and Kevin Scott on Saxes (SaXfactor group members with me but you will hear more about that later!), Michael Kahn, Doctor Otto Gomez and Bill Moss on Trumpets, and Frank Wharton on Flutes!We had some vocalists come through also: Michelle Holland, Joey Pegram and his wife sang, a lady with a beautifully pristine voice (I’m sorry I can’t remember her name – Charge it to the game) Yvonne OVACHI Bennett, and RAVYN, though Ravyn did not get a chance to sing cause the band was into some Margaritas and by that time 5.0 had started to show up!
Yes for the first time that we have done this event 5.0 came by to tell us to turn it down! See a new elderly couple moved into the community last year that started calling the boys early in the evening. Not that we were loud. We weren’t but maybe some people don’t like other people having a good time. The Police were REAL COOL! They were like “We see that you all are having a great time and the music is not loud, but we have to respond. So we took it down to real intimate sound and kept flowing!
I have to thank Arlen Guffin and her friends! Her friends as well as Ovachi and friends, and many others made this a success! Arlene did a Live Broadcast of the event on her GufLive Webcast! See all of her shows at: Guflive Presents!
See you you next year!