Remember when I told you about our night spent at the Jazz Festival with Turkish Airlines? Well, it was much more than the VIP lounge and the Adam Cohen show: it was actually, and mainly, about attending one of the most fun spectacle I have seen: the Battle Of the Bands, at the Maison Symphonique.
Every year for almost the past decade, the International Jazz Festival in Montréal organises this lovely show where two bands face eachother on stage. And when I say "bands", I ain't talking about the typical singer-guitare-drum band. I truly mean Jazz orchestras, with about 15 talented musicians. It is a serious battle and some pretty damn good music!
That evening it was nontheless the Tommy Dorsey and the Jimmy Dorsey orchestras that were battleling the title. No need to tell you I was ecstatic to hear these Big Bands, since their specialties were Jazz from the 30s and 40s! Totally vintage, totally to my liking!
I attended the show with Rose, and as musicians ourselves, we had an amazing time listening to the performance. The bands seemed to have so much fun that it made us want to go on stage and play some music with them.
It is something to play music in front of a crowd... it is something else to share the passion through what you play. In the end, it's all about having fun!
And I know the entire crowd enjoyed the show! Not only were the two bandmasters playing their own instrument along with their team, both bands played a few songs together! Plus, the voices of Bryan Anthony and Nancy Knorr sang along and everything was perfect.
At the end of the show, we had the chance to chat with Bill Tole and Terry Myers and both singers. And then, the experience was complete. To listen, enjoy and then share the concert with the artists was and is always something very special.
Thanks again to Turkish Airlines and their amazing team for sending us to this beautiful spectacle.