Golden trumpet of Joe Gransden & Big Band at Café 290

This video in 2 parts shows Joe Gransden & Big Band at the Café 290 with their holiday show in December 2010. I met Joe at the friend’s birthday party performing with an excellent jazz guitarist a few years ago.  His trumpet playing was beautiful and expressive.  The lyrical feel of his phrasing reminded me my favorite trumpet player Chris Botti who recorded with Sting and many others.  I was happy to discover that Joe regularly performs  with his big band at the local jazz hot spot Café 290. I found out about it when I heard the show broadcast live on local FM Jazz radio station WCLK and I was very impressed.  This video was captured with my snapshot camera so the picture quality is not the best.  I have enhanced the sound with high quality audio plug-ins, so you can enjoy a glimpse of this great performance with world caliber musicians (there is a Grammy Award winner among them).  I invite you to see this spectacular show and experience amazing local musicians and special guests.  The schedule is featured at the Cafe 290 website.

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