|Andy Fraga, Jr, Larry Holloway, Trish Hatley and Barney McClure|
|Andy Fraga, Jr, Larry Holloway, Steve Madaio and Barry McClure|
Seattle singer, Trish Hatley returned to Woody's last week and the singing and the music was nothing short of wonderful. Hearing Trish sing for a second time proved to me that she is one of the best female singers performing today. Her voice is strong and clear as a bell and her stage presence is evidence of her vast experience. Tonight she was joined on stage with Barney McClure on Keys. This was the first time I had heard Barney play and he turned out to be just terrific. In talking to Barney between sets, he told me that he is moving to the Desert. Great news for all the Jazz lovers because Barney can really play and will be a valued addition to our stable of great players we all love. Larry Holloway was on Bass and he just continues to provide solid intelligent solos that you just don't hear from many Bass players. Andy Fraga, Jr on Drums provided strong rhythm support for the group.
My good friend and superb Trumpet player, Steve Madaio was in the audience and Trish invited Steve up to play a few songs to the delight of the crowd.
It was a great evening of singing and Jazz and I hope we hear a lot more from Trish next season. In talking to Trish, she told me she is thinking of moving to the Desert. I hope she does as she would fit into our music scene perfectly.