A New York Hot Jazz Festival at Dizzy's Coca Cola Room - Manhattan - Lincoln Center. Jon Erik Kelso - Leader/Trumpet. Conal Fowkes - Piano. Evan Arntzen - Clarinet/Sax. Dion Tucker - Trombone. Brianna Thomas Vocal. Eddy Davis - Banjo/Vocal. A Show about "The Hot Fives". Ain't life GRAND! I get to play with musicians the likes of this. And there's my old buddy -- Mr. Fowkes. Eddy Davis
These guys made my day. That's not a cover band of the legendary Hot Five, but an original meeting of true modern-trad jazzmen. Please, notice how much the walking basses played by Conal support the dynamics of this combo. Tutti bravissimi!