I greatly enjoyed Nicki with her gift of a voice and sensitivity to the words she sings. My second time to see her. Suffice to say that "More, more, more" is my response. A pleasant discovery is Grandpa Musselman and his Syncopators. These young men jass it up in grand 20s fashion. I was quite surprised to find traditionalists, playing early Duke Ellington and late Jelly Roll Morton charts like they like what they are doing. I know I do. Well rehearsed for the cabaret accompaniment they provided to the entertainers as well. One of which was the radiant and costume creator par excellent Amber Ray. Love hearing you sing dear.
Great night. Next time I might even dance.
Some representative photos from the Village Voice.