This was the 28th anniversary of the annual festival. The last time I had the honor of performing there was in 2002.
We invited a special guest to perform with us. My long time friend and jazz mentor from Army band days, Marcus Hampton.
I played alto saxophone and performed with:
Roger Wilder on piano
Charles Gatschet on guitar
Dominique Sanders on bass
Clarence Smith on drums
Our playlist covered some traditional jazz works by noted composers and a couple of my compositions as well during the 50-minute set at Roots Festival.
Here is the set list …
Take Five by Paul Desmond (Dave Brubeck Quartet)
Dolphin Dance by Herbie Hancock
Invitation by Bronislau Kaper
Sugar by Stanley Turrentine
Yesterdays by Jerome Kern
Triste by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Perspectives by Christopher Burnett
Bagnoli Blues by Christopher Burnett
Our program was well received. More information about CbQ.
Photograph by Gene Morris, Sports Editor, Miami County Newspapers //