The 59th annual Monterey Jazz Festival was this past weekend. It was three chilly nights and two blazing afternoons of jazz in the open-air rodeo arena at the county fairgrounds.
On Saturday afternoon Davina and the Vagabonds heated up the place. She referred to one of her tunes as heavy metal from the 1920s:
On Sunday afternoon in one of the half dozen side venues, the Las Vegas Academy jazz band, with the help of trumpeter Randy Brecker, provided an interlude. Brecker was performing with the Lew Tabackin Quartet: