Announcing Girlfriends of Greenwood Antique & Home Decor Sales Saturday, October 23, 9am – 4pm and Sunday, October 24, 11am – 4pm. Refreshments by the – Green House Coffee.
– Bobby Reed Jazz Combo at the Batesville Store (from the Batesville Store email)
… get thee to the Wine Cellar this Saturday, October 23, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., for an evening of modern jazz presented by the Bobby Read Quartet.
The quartet is led by the prolific sax and keyboard artist Bobby Read. A denizen of the store who lives in one of Batesville’s western suburbs, Bobby is probably best known as Bruce Hornsby’s longtime go-to sax player, contributing to most of Hornsby’s studio albums and touring with him since the early 90’s. But he is also widely renowned for his own jazz compositions and CDs, particularly the innovative Monkfish and my personal favorite, the critically acclaimed Simbia.
Bobby will be joined by three heavy hitters from the region’s jazz scene. When he is not teaching at VCU, the acoustic guitarist Adam Larrabee plays bluegrass, rock, and jazz with equal skill. Pete Spaar, a faculty member in UVA’s Music Department, has played with John D’earth and the Free Bridge Quintet. The widely acclaimed jazz drummer Brian Caputo, a veteran of Sons of Bill, has played a major role in all of Bobby’s jazz recordings. When these dudes get together with Bobby, they cook up some serious jazz.
Which inevitably leads to today’s second philosophical question: While the jazz is cooking in the Wine Cellar, what’s cooking in the store’s kitchen?
And the answer is a simple one: Some seriously jazzy food.