JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2011 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Jonas Kullhahhar Quartet at Rochester Internation Jazz Festival

Jonas Kullhahhar Quartet have been playing together for thirteen years or so and are widely considered Sweden's best jazz band. If they lived in the states they would be one of our best jazz bands. They've been at this festival three times now and we can't get enough of them. The piano, bass and drum rhythm section takes off like a rocket and the band is an exhilarating full tilt for most numbers. But their joyous, fresh, crisp playing is also giving way to slower, moodier, seasoned compositions with plenty of space for big bass lines and bare hand drumming. They may have stole the festival agin this year. They're playing again tonight at Max's. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next