Every year my city puts on a fantastic Jazz Festival. This year the event lasts nine days and I went downtown for day 1. The headliner was Joss Stone, a singer/songwriter I’ve long admired. I remember “Soul Sessions” blowing me away at her vocal talent. But, she continued to impress me by doing projects that she was interested in, even if it did not make the big bucks. She has dabbled in reggae, blues, jazz, soul…
She also has a passion like I do for elephants, visiting the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the GRI Elephant Orphan Project.
Anyhow, Rochester’s Jazz Festival also has some terrific free performances, so if you’re in the Western NY area, check it out.
Photos: my photos of Rochester Jazz Fest – yes, I was far away, but Joss Stone sounded great!