Sunday, February 27, 2011

An Evening With Dizzy

What is better than spending a snowy Saturday night with friends at an evening of jazz? 
The coffee house ambiance was perfect at the First Presbyterian Church in Batavia.  The music divine.
Derek Reese led his quartet through the music of Dizzy, the Dorsey brothers, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Chuck Mangione and more. 
I had a chance to speak to one of the organizers.  She said they are thinking of making this an annual event.  My thought was, "why not next week?".
Ran into Ted Ashizawa. who was busy taking pictures of the group, some of whom he had as students at Genesee Community College; Larry Ingram, the former Genesee Co  Clerk; Kathryn Roth, a patron of the arts and the Muckdogs, among others.
Our table filled quickly.  Regina and John (both have apartments on my floor); Sandy, Dave, and Lin.  The conversation flowed as did the laughs.
It was a great time.
Photo by Lin Carmer
Thanks, Lin.