BackCountry Jazz – October 13, 2012

BackCountry Jazz  -  Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium  -  October 13, 2012

BackCountry Jazz is a nonprofit music performance and education organization put together in Greenwich, led on stage by Bennie Wallace.  He’s had a legit career in jazz, and seems to know a whole lot of players, whom he gets to work with him on various projects.  In conjunction with the Library’s celebration of Louis Armstrong month, he pulled together a top-notch 11-piece combo, added Russell as a vocalist, and they romped their way through the Armstrong songbook in configurations partial and full.  Riley is the smiling-est drummer (or perhaps musician in general) that I’ve seen in a long time, clearly enjoying himself!

Bennie Wallace

Catherine Russell

Matt Munisteri

Jerry Dodgion

Bruce Barth

Herlin Riley

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