Friday March 28, the Williamston Bands hosted their 5th Annual Evening of Jazz. The evening included performances by the Williamston Middle School Jazz Band, the Haslett High School Jazz Band, and Jazz Bands 1 and 2 from Williamston High School. I have attended the Evening of Jazz for the last four years. Each year is better than the year before. I am not sure how they are going to top this year.
The headliner of the evening was the Walter White Quartet featuring Walter White on trumpet and flugelhorn. No, it is not the Walter White from Breaking Bad. This Walter White is a seriously talented jazz musician from Detroit. Walter spent 90 minutes playing some amazing jazz with three other talented musicians. Walter White is one of the best, if not the best horn player I have ever had the privilege of hearing.
Just the night before I heard the Newport Now at 60 Band at the Wharton Center featuring legendary trumpet player Randy Brecker. That was a terrific concert Thursday night, but the Walter White Quartet was just as impressive Friday night.
Here are a few photos from the show.