Farewell to Athfest for another year. Hello to another week of great local jazz. At six tonight over a Ciné, Sonny Got Blue sets up as the house band for the Monday jam session. Bring your ax and join the fun, or just grab some liquid refreshment at the Ciné bar and soak up some swingin’ sounds. I’m hopin’ to make it over this week.
My plan is to hang at Ciné for 30 minutes or so, then head directly to the Melting Point to hear the new band in town — the Athens Latin Jazz Quintet. Rand Lines will be on the keys. Nuff said. Ryan “Manito” Wendel (Grogus and One L) will be coaxing the rhythms from the congas. Dusty Brown (Grogus) will be on the lionel hampton. Preston (One L) Smith will go walkin’ with his bass. And Philip Mayer (Rand Lines Trio, Carl Lindberg Trio, Grogus) will bring his magic to the drum set. Tickets will be seven dollars at the door. That’s less than a burger, fries, and a drink at Five Guys. And these five guys are gonna cook.
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