What a beautiful evening it was on the Yonkers Waterfront on August 12 in concert with the blues band. For the first time, we added trombone and were knocked out by the soulful contributions of trombonist Chris Washburne. This concert also featured vocalist Charenee Wade, her first time appearing with the band since the Guatemala Jazz Festival in February and tubist Channel Crichlow, her first time appearing with the band since the Rhythm Road 2010 Tour of the Balkans. Blues Band veteran LaFrae Sci was in full effect and for I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free we were joined by a young Yonkers resident with a fierce and rock solid stomp/clap. THE AUDIENCE WAS A DREAM joining in and breathing with us on every move, every tune. The weather was perfect and it felt as if we could play on and on…WE LOVE YOU YONKERS!
Thank-you to the Yonkers BID for sponsoring the concert and Steve Sansone, Executive Director and his assistant, Noe.
Photos by Kerry Kehoe