Outside the world was getting darker — not just the way the sky looks after sunset. That was March 12, 2020, in New York City. I and others knew it, felt it, although we could have had no idea of what was to come. I had balanced my anxieties (the genetic and parental gift given to me) against the feeling, “You had better do this. It may not come again for some time,” and I am thrilled that I was able to be at Cafe Bohemia, 15 Barrow Street, Greenwich Village for those glorious hours.
Broadway went dark, but my hero-friends lit up the night and lifted our hearts.
Here’s a shining example — 1944 rocking made tangible in 2020 — from the end of that evening’s gig, when Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet; Evan Arntzen, clarinet and tenor; Josh Dunn, guitar; Sean Cronin, string bass, were joined by Albanie Falletta, guitar and vocals [YouTube didn’t have enough space for me to type her full name in the credits, but there’s only one Albanie] and Kevin Dorn, drums.
More from March 12 here. Take as needed, with a full glass of hope.
May your happiness increase!