by Chimezie Ogbuji
I had the privilege of having (the equivalent of) front row seats to a jam session at the home of a fellow Taichi student was kind enough to let me come. He hosts these sessions at his home every year, apparently. It was a blast. Good food, folk, and an incredibly talented group of musicians: 2 trumpets, an alto sax, drum set, viola, piano, and an upright bass.
The drum sets and upright bass had rotating musicians (2 on each). One of the trumpeters was also a fellow Taichi student who had never played with the group before. I couldn't even tell as they blew some incredible music from their horns.
The rain caught up with the set and I had to leave prematurely, but took some pictures from the steps where I was sitting right in front of where they performed.