If this year’s Bluesfest 2011 was anything to go by, then it has more or less given the London Jazz Festival a run for it’s money. At venues dotted all over London, it was a musical gumbo fest of Jazz & Blues. Of course, there’s only so much time a man has to be everywhere, so I could only pull of 3 gigs at Union Chapel, namely that of Kirk Whalum, Al Di Meola and Monty Alexander. Of course, each concert was a true showmanship of musical pedigree, but it was Kirk’s gig that really stood out for me. Normally, before the end of the allotted time to photograph the performance, I pack my gear and leave. Not this time. I think it was the Lee Ritenour gig that I stayed the whole show because it was that good, (and I paid a fortune for tickets. Go figure!) and I can safely say that this gig was on par.
Anyway, it’s been nearly a week that all this took place, so here are a couple of shots from aforementioned 3 gigs:
Al Di Meola:
Food for thought & Soul: ‘Let us not grow weary while doing good‘.- Galatians 6:9