Deborah’s magnificent jazz voice is acclaimed all over the world – her website is available in five languages – but she rarely performs here, in her hometown. So when she does, pay attention. Especially when the guests dropping by to perform with her include Bobby Watson, David Basse, Todd Strait, Bram Wijnands, a saxophonist from Poland and a Dutch bassist. And that’s on top of an ensemble with Rod Fleeman on guitar, Joe Cartwright on piano and Mike Warren on drums.
I’d suggest that nobody anywhere heard better live jazz the night of February 16th than those of us gathered in The Blue Room. Hell, why just suggest it? I’ll proclaim it. If you were there, you know I’m right.
And if you weren’t there, below is a photo sampling of what you missed. As always, clicking on a shot should open a larger version of it.
Deborah Brown and Bobby Watson in The Blue Room
Bobby Watson on sax
Polish saxophonist Sylwester Ostrowski
Sylwester Ostrowski, Deborah Brown and Bobby Watson
Joris Teepe on bass
Deborah Brown, Joris Teepe and Sylwester Ostrowski
David Basse and Deborah Brown
Rod Fleeman on guitar
Joe Cartwright on piano
Mike Warren on drums
Bobby Watson and Rod Fleeman
Todd Strait sits in on drums
David Basse and Deborah Brown: mutual admiration. Behind them, Joris Teepe
Deborah Brown and Bobby Watson: more mutual admiration
Deborah Brown sings in The Blue Room. Behind her, a very happy Joris Teepe.