The year is 1997. Summer is coming to an end and Iam in Boston (a long way from my hometown of High Point, North Carolina) entering my first year at New England Conservatory of music. After a weekend of exploring the area surrounding NEC, I found myself walking down Massachusetts Avenue, passing the Berklee School of Music. As I pass Berklee, trumpet in hand, another trumpeter (which turned out to be Jeremy Pelt), approached me and asked if I was a new student at Berklee. I told him that I was beginning my studies at NEC. He then tells me to come with him to a jam sesión at Wally´s Jazz Café. Not knowing what I was getting myself into, I agreed.
After “sitting in” almost every weekend for three and half years, I was offered the opportunity to host the jazz jam sesión on Sunday´s. A year later, I was offered the trumpet chair in the house band that performs every Friday and Saturday evenings.
- Priest Lake
- Found It
- Laid Up
- One For J Mac
- In A Certain Way
- The Shadowboxer
- Will There Ever Be Employment For The Exonerated People
Jason Palmer (tp) / Ravi Coltrane (ts) / Greg Osby (as) / Warren Wolf (vib) / Leo Genovese (p & Fender Rhodes) / Matt Brewer (b) / Tommy Crane (d)