Day 2: Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

June 12, 2011 at 2:50 pm Leave a comment

Far beyond a cover band, the Fab Faux play the music of The Beatles with passion. My friend Brian said “I expected them to be fun, but I did not expect them to be so good.”  Their renderings of  “Strawberry Fields Forever” or “I Am the Walrus” were sung in complete part-perfect renditions, while harmony-driven songs as “Because”, and “Paperback Writer”, had extra vocalists for  a double-tracked effect.

Mingo Fishtrap in the Big Tent

Mingo Fishtrap describe themselves as “gutbucket soul, N’awlins grit-down funk and horn fueled Motown pop,” rocked the Big Tent with bandleader Roger Blevins, Jr. featured in the video paying homage to Otis Redding.

Bill Charlap Trio

The triple treat for day 2 was Bill Charlap Trio @ Kilbourn Hall,  with Peter Washington and Kenny Washington was jazz at it’s best. They are tight in only the way that a group that has been playing together for many years can be. Charlap is best known for his interpretations of American songs by Gershwin and Bernstein.

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