That was five years ago. Last month, performance halls were largely filled – in some cases, crammed and overflowing – for Johnson County Community College’s 2014 Jazz Winterlude.
Saturday started with four hours of free local acts in the Carlsen Center’s Polsky Theatre (jazz) and Recital Hall (world music). Organizers will need to find a bigger auditorium for world music next year. Ever see sixty-somethings fight over seats to a concert? I did.
Saturday night concluded with Book of Gaia then Arturo Sandoval packing Yardley Hall. I’ll offer photos from Saturday next week.
Friday night, January 24th, opened in Polsky Theatre with the Doug Talley Quintet playing the music of Wayne Shorter and concluded with headliner Terri Lynne Carrington playing music from her CD tribute to “Money Jungle”. Two nights later, she would win a Grammy award for the album.
Photos from Friday are below. As always, clicking on a photo should open a larger version.
Doug Talley Quintet
David Aaberg on trumpet and Doug Talley on sax
Keith Kavanaugh on drums and David Aaberg
Wayne Hawkins on piano
Tim Brewer on bass
David Aaberg on trumpet
Doug Talley and Tim Brewer
Terri Lynne Carrington
Gerald Clayton on piano
Tia Fuller on saxophone and Gerald Clayton
Terri Lynne Carrington on drums
Nir Felder on guitar
Terri Lynne Carrington drums
Zach Brown on bass
Tia Fuller and Terri Lynne Carrington
Terri Lynne Carrington in Polsky Theatre