Clifford Brown – Max Roach

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San Jose Jazz Festival started today and my quest to capture artist performances has officially begun. KCSM a Bay Area Jazz station is hosted on midday Thursday’s and Sunday by Clifford Brown Jr. who is the son of legendary jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown Sr. I not only had the pleasure of meeting him as the host of the Clifford Brown / Max Roach Project at one of San Jose’s new jazz venue’s The Black Bird Tavern. This quintet was a masterful ensemble of artist led by Scotty Barnhart (tr) Clayton Cameron (dr) Jeff Chambers (b) Grant Stenart (ts) Sabine Pothier (p) The small but very quaint seating arrangement makes this venue a must simply because you are virtually on the stage with the musicians and the experience is memorable.

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