Jazzing it up in Lawton, Oklahoma

A 5-string banjo
A 5-string banjo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Had a great time tonight jamming on the congas with the Cameron University/Lawton Community Jazz Band. We played some favorites at the Country-Jazz Fusion Festival held tonight at Cameron University. But the highlight of the night was the toe-tapping alt-folk fusion of The Blackberry Bushes. Their fun tunes combined the best of country, bluegrass, jazz, and even some classical into an energetic and enjoyable listening experience for all.

The Blackberry Bushes website describes the band's music this way: 

The Blackberry Bushes Stringband has that rare magic that allows them to artfully fuse sounds from many genres into a bluegrass instrumentation that retains distinct threads of sonic color. This is a daredevil sound that is delicate,bold, and like their thorny namesake, rooted and growing, growing, growing.


It's been a fun week for performance, with Sunday's Oklahoma Baptist Symphony performance at a local prison, where we played classical favorites, and tonight's fun fusion mix of jazz, Latin, and bluegrass. Yep, I love performing, whether it's a conga solo, drums, timpani, or dancing with a tamborine. It's always a blast! 

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