JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2003 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Dave Liebman

The "Club Pass" is the way to go with the Jazz Fest. Strolling or in some cases, running from club to club downtown to catch a big name in jazz or a complete unknown for nine nights in a row is exhilarating. We bought our passes at Wegmans in the middle of the winter for something like $45. They were sixty dollars by the time the festival started but still worth every penny. This is one of the coolest things to happen in Rochester in a long time. On opening night this year we caught Dave Liebman and his group. Dave played on some of my favorite Miles Davis albums in the early seventies like "On The Corner" and "Bitches Brew". He was also the sax player on John McLaughlin's "My Goals Beyond". He was rough and tumble, melodic and out. Very enjoyable. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next