This fine and nimble group led by pianist Kris Tokarski did a good deal to bring swing to the 2016 San Diego Jazz Fest. In addition to Kris, there was Chloe Feoranzo, clarinet, tenor sax, vocal; Larry Scala, guitar; Nobu Ozaki, string bass; Josh Duffee, drums (filling in for Hal Smith, now recuperating well from being the victim of a serious car accident).
Here they are, lighting our way, with a Charlie Shavers original and a Twenties ballad. Commentary beyond that would be superfluous: this music not only speaks for itself, it is gently, persuasively uplifting.
IF I HAD YOU:
May your happiness increase!