jazz fest opening reception

Early June, live music and lots of friends on the back patio of Halvorson’s in downtown Burlington – must be the annual opening reception for the Discover Jazz Festival! And so it was tonight.

Bassist Anthony Santor and guitarist Nick Cassarino joined trumpeter/chanteuse Jennifer Hartswick in creating some very nice sounds together on the corner stage, while media members, sponsors, jazz fest folks and I-don’t-know-who-all mingled in the fading early evening light.

After yesterday’s midsummer-worthy highs of 90°C under full-sun skies, today’s overcast and rain-speckled 60 degrees was quite a turnaround. The rain held off for the most part, only making an appearance after the first set, the announcements, and the various opening addresses. No one seemed to be too bothered by the time it started to kick in for real around an hour and a half into the reception.

The next 10 days will be filled with great bands, much fun, and musical adventures that can’t even be anticipated right now. I hope you’ll be able to get out and enjoy some of it for yourself. If you’re inspired, leave a comment here and share your experiences. And I’ll keep a running log here too with photos and video to recap some of the most memorable happenings.

‘Night … for now.

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