New-Orlinz @ the Lobero

Jazz saxophonist and music educator Derek Douget with bandmates Ashlin Parker (trumpet), Victor Atkins III (piano), Jason Stewart (bass) and Adonis Rose (drums) rolled into Sant B from the Crescent City for a week of sessions with students from area colleges and high schools, culminating in a concert on the Lobero stage. And what a concert! The evening began with 2 numbers by the absurdly talented Jazz Villians from the SB Boys & Girls Club Notes for Notes program. Singer Iyana, trumpeter Segio, guitarist Seku, pianist Angel, bassist Angel and drummer Sixto were also beneficiaries of sessions with Douget and the other musicians as they worked on charts for their Lobero debut. Derek and band played a set of fiery standards and originals interspersed with tender and beautiful ballads, Wayne Shorter’s “Infant Eyes” being a standout, bringing back sweet memories of Doug Carn’s 1970 recording featuring lyrcis sung by his wife at the time, the incomparable Jean Carn. A truly satisfying and inspiring show capped off by a “second line” finale featuring all the evening’s performers cutting loose. Look for a video about this first Jazz Residency sponsored by the Lobero Theatre Brubeck Circle and the Bentson Kauth Family – coming soon!