|Jay Lewis, Blake White, Steve Madaio and James Moody|
|Blake White, Steve Madaio and James Moody|
Steve usually plays at Backstreet Bistro at least once per month and it's really worth attending these appearances since Steve gets to play his favorite Jazz songs that are sure to be some of your favorites. Steve also does a Sunday Jazz performance every week at the Blu Ember Restaurant in Palm Desert.
Supporting Steve this Tuesday night was Jay Lewis on drums. Jay is a perfect fit for Steve's style, always right on the beat and producing a soft rhythm behind Steve's Trumpet sounds. Blake White was on bass and continues to prove he is one of the best bass player in the Valley. James Moody was on guitar. This was the first time I heard James, and I was very impressed with his performance and look forward to hearing him more in the future.
And for all you Madaio fans, Steve along with Tom Keenlyside have just recorded a new CD, "Slices" that is just outstanding. This CD is scheduled to be released within the next month, and this blog will do a review as soon as the CD is out.
Also sitting in to play a few songs on his tenor was Chase Huna. The improvement in Chase's playing compared to last year was obvious. It is hard to believe that Chase is only 13 years old. Tonight he played good enough to star in his own Jazz group!
|Blake White, Chase Huna and James Moody|