PEI Jazz and Blues Festival

It took me eight years to make it inside a performance at the PEI Jazz and Blues Festival. The delay was a combination of some misplaced misgivings about what “jazz and blues” music entails and a pigheaded determination not to support a festival that had put its sponsor’s inflatable beer cans in the middle of a city street. All it took, in the end, was a multi-year soft-sell campaign by members of the Williams-Nicholson-Sorenson musical dynasty.

In the end, I’m sad I didn’t get over my misgivings many, many years ago, as the Gypsophilia-Alain Caron double bill that Oliver and I enjoyed last night at Murphy’s Community Centre was a tour de force and if it’s typical of what I’ve spent 7 years missing, then it’s a grievous loss. Here’s a taste of what we saw and heard.

PEI Jazz and Blues Pano

Gypsophilia Alain Caron


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Sue Williams on August 18, 2012 - 12:17 Permalink

It was nice to see you and Oliver at the show and I’m glad to hear you enjoyed what you heard and saw. It was a great night of music. Always nice to have a convert.

There are free outdoor shows on Victoria Row today from 1-10:30pm and a workshop with drummer Jim Doxas at Murphy Centre at 4pm.…

Tomorrow the Rev Hank Ukelele Trio will be at the Globe for a “Jazz Brunch.”…

Hope to see you and Oliver (and Catherine) at some point over the weekend.