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Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith

October 21 @ 7:30 pm

$20.00 – $45.00

Even before the enormous, dry and fat tone of Craig Handy starts to solo on the saxophone the rollicking swing of exuberant, almost intoxicating New Orleans jive begins. Immediately there is also a concern whether there will be enough locomotion to last the whole set through, but that worry dies a quick death. Mr. Handy has conceived this tribute to New Orleans in the grand manner. First he brings the imposing sound of his big tenor sax to bear on a clutch of wisely chosen charts. Then there is his ensemble: a roaring Hammond B3 played by Kyle Koehler, a growling sousaphone, a smart substitute for an acoustic bass, handled with aplomb by Clark Gayton; then the great drummer Jerome Jennings, all of whom play perfect time and pulse, and handle the marching repertoire with joyful abandon. The guitar chair is handled by the precision of Matt Chertkoff.


October 21
7:30 pm
$20.00 – $45.00