Sugar Brown Smile

Sugar Brown enjoys the moment while showing a smile after playing some great Blues with his band during 2015 Montreal International Jazz Festival.   Sugar Brown aka Ken Chester Kawashima smile enjoying moment after playing some blues with his band during Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2015. Now residing in Toronto after immigrating from Chicago … Continue reading Sugar Brown Smile

Faceless Jazz Fan

  Nobody knows who those faceless figures like this man are, who appear as a simple looking Jazz fan, or why they sometimes turn up at high-profile events. Fortunately, they can be deciphered despite their clever attempts at disguising self, looking ordinary, blending and mingling in mixed crowd of international tourists and locals. Marriam-Webster definitions … Continue reading Faceless Jazz Fan

Musical Bliss

======================================================================================================== Musical bliss evident in crowd during afternoon Sugar Brown and band playing on Sony Stage located at east end of Quartier-des-Spectacles for 2015 annual Montreal International Jazz Festival. It was a lovely warm, sunny day when these cool cats led by Ken Kawashima aka Sugar Brown did their gig in front of an enthusiastic, … Continue reading Musical Bliss

Jazz Music Crescendo

================================================================================================= Eyes closed concentrating on playing trumpet hitting a Jazz music crescendo this talented young musician showed excited Montreal audience why her band won the prestigious 2015 TD Grand Prix de Jazz award. Rachel Therrien's Quintet really wowed masses of fans that year,  who packed in front of the huge TD Stage on the north-western … Continue reading Jazz Music Crescendo