I’ve posted a photo layout before of Megan Birdsall and Hermon Mehari sharing a stage (here). So I wasn’t going to post the same subject again when Hermon emailed me. He and Megan are planning some gigs together. He’d be sitting in with her group at the Drum Room on July 31st. Might I stop by and take some photos of the performance that they could use to promote?
That’s something I’m happy to do for KC’s superb jazz musicians anytime I’m free (just email and ask. My fee? I insist on hearing great music that night).
After reviewing the results, I found myself enjoying some of these enough that I don’t care if I’ve pictured these two together before. Like the neighbor in love with his own vacation shots, I’m showing you this set, too. Besides, this is the first time I’ve posted anything from inside the Drum Room, so there actually is something new to the blog here.
With Megan and Hermon this night were Wayne Hawkins on piano, Zach Beeson on bass and Matt Leifer on drums. Steve Lambert sat in on tenor sax for a set, too. As always, clicking on a photo should open a larger version of it.
Hermon Mehari on trumpet and Megan Birdsall (with Wayne Hawkins obscured by the mic)
Left to right: Steve Lambert (sitting), Wayne Hawkins on electric piano, Zach Beeson on bass, Matt Leifer on drums, Megan Birdsall singing
Hermon Mehari on trumpet
Hermon in silhouette with the band
Megan and Hermon
Hermon, Wayne, Megan and Zach
Hermon Mehari and Megan Birdsall (and Wayne behind the mic)