The OKM Senior Jazz Combo, along with their teacher, Megan Frederick, popped in to Barn Owl Brewing and played a couple sets of mainstream jazz on this Wednesday evening for the gathered patrons, many of whom were relatives.
The players, Francisco Rubio on alto sax, Jacob Shaw on tenor sax, Kai Trottman on trombone, Julius Booker on drums, Omer Kaynak on guitar, and visiting upright bassist Keon Narinesingh, all displayed an elevated level of musical maturity
through never overplaying the tunes, even while soloing, as well as finding the same space in the groove. No one player rushing it nor any player dragging behind the beat either.
Jazz standards including Footprints, There Will Never Be Another You, Recorda Me, Blue Monk, There is no Greater Love, Oleo, Seven Steps to Heaven, Impressions, Softly As In a Morning Sunrise, Night in Tunisia, All The Things You Are,
In Walked Bud, Four, Nufiscisum and This I Dig of You covered enough different song forms, tempos, and rhythms to keep it all moving along nicely with plenty of moments to truly appreciate the performances.
This particular sextet could easily provide high quality music for any gathering that music needs to be a part of. Well done, OKM Senior Jazz Combo. It was a pleasure to hear you play.