A's HS jazz band played a recent gig outside of the academic environment and it was pretty cool. I wasn't sure what to expect because it's a school band that normally plays at school, but the instructor JP managed to score them a gig in the general public at the Skinny Pancake. I thought it might be a stretch to expect restaurant to host a HS band, but the Pancake is very cool and a great addition to the community. They host a lot of live local music, and they were cool to give these kids a chance.
The place is probably not big enough to house and entire orchestra, but the kids crammed in there and they did a great job. The vocalist bailed out, not sure why, so JP stepped in and sang. It was fun, the crowd was massive (lots of parents and siblings), and good time was had by all. A, who is on guitar, has been doing more solos and I have to say she's very good. It's very cool to see her branching out in her playing and challenging herself. She's operating outside of her comfort zone and rising to the occasion. Very cool to see.
It was a fun night, and we got to eat some good crepes and hang out with several parents that we knew, some of whom we see very infrequently. Much thanks to the Skinny Pancake for being such a cool restaurant.
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Skip Moore for the pic.