Unfortunately for me and fortunately for you, the first day of the XRIJF is chock full of great artists I want to check out. Timing to get to all of them is tough, so I'm concentrating getting out to hear:
- Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedrito Martinez @ The Xerox Auditorium
- Marius Neset at the Lutheran Church
- Will Vinson Trio @ The Made in the UK Series at Christ Church
- Sara Gazarek Quartet @ The Wilder Room
I'm sorry that I'm likely to miss Terell Stafford Quintet in Kilbourn and Joey Alexander Trio at the new Temple Building venue. I've heard them both before and know they'll both be fantastic. Just concentrating on folks I haven't heard or, in the case of Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedrito Martinez, just love the LatinX side of jazz. XRIJF is all about choices... I reserve the right to change mine, but there it is.