Last night was the opening night of this year’s Discover Jazz Festival. We went downtown for the Opening event, a concert by Bela Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio at the Flynn Center. What a splendid show! It is difficult to imagine a larger stretch in terms of musical sensibility, yet the musicians seemed to fling their arms wide and catch all the complexity and nuance of both performing styles. Bela Fleck has been playing with the trio off and on for a while. Indeed they’ve created a new CD that is due out on Tuesday.
Prior to the show, we caught a little of the music on Church Street, including a bit of impromptu performance by the Asphalt Orchestra on Church Street.
Here are some photos from the evening!