I was impressed by the Hiromi You Tube performance. I would
consider going to Anthology (five blocks from home) to see her. I really
liked that tune she played. Her animated performance leaves little
doubt she enjoys playing. I had not heard her before, but I have seen the
name in print.
Last night I enjoyed local musician Nathan Hubbard play the music
of early Gary Burton recordings, from the seventies. Love that
stuff. Hubbard is a local drummer/composer/leader who last night played
the vibes, as Burton does. The venue is new to jazz and one I think this
group should consider for some meetups, since it is small, sort of upscale,
but not near as much as Anthologya. There is never a cover charge.
The owner is a fine jazz guitar player. Consider also there was plenty of
seating in the restaurant area, well, the bar too last night. They have a
jazz jam on Thursday (formerly at the Hot Monkey Love) with some great players
attending. Attendance to that has been good, the times I have been.
It starts at 9:30. Sunday is not a jam, but always has outstanding small
jazz groups playing; from 6-9:00.