It's a sorry day when you don't learn anything.


Davos has hosted the SOUNDS GOOD Jazz festival this week. I've been lucky enough to attend a few of the concerts at the weekend. 

Dai Kimoto and the Swing Kids. A very talented group of students from somewhere near to Zurich played at Friday nights street party. This band is well travelled and have even performed in Sydney.

well worth googling and if anyone is in touch with Mount Beauty Community Band ( of which I was a trombone player for a short while) please pass this on to Glenn.

An Italian blues band, Egidio Ingala and the Jacknives played in the garden at Schatzalp, what a treat! I loved them and bought two of their cd's. They would be a great hit in Tassie at "A Festival called Panama". Reading the jacket of one of their cd's I learn that not only are their two universal languages, Esperanto and body language. There is a third universal language, it is the blues, real blues. 

 From their CD jacket.  

From their CD jacket.  

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 Try and tell me this guitarist does not look like Nic!! 

Try and tell me this guitarist does not look like Nic!! 

 juke hammering it out on his harmonica on stage 

juke hammering it out on his harmonica on stage 

 and in front of me!! 

and in front of me!! 

This excerpt is from their Muddy Waters number. Just for you Nic  

 How cool is cool? learning on the handrail while he strums away. 

How cool is cool? learning on the handrail while he strums away. 

 

The third concert I went to was Zydeco Annie and the Swamp Cats. German and Italian band members and many of their songs were sung in French and English. The drummer kept the zydeco beat going, along with their bass guitarist. Other instruments were violin, mandolin, keyboards, lead guitar, melodica, two piano accordions and of course a wash board. They were very high energy and thrilling to listen to.  

A fabulous Festival and something I was very glad to be able to attend a couple of concerts.