David Watson's Rebirthing the Cool: Bebop & Beyond Big Band is at Christo's - Salem
David "Doc" Watson brings down the Cool for a FINAL concert at Christo's, as he has moved to Kansas City. So let's give him a proper Christo's send off, you dig? Re-Birthing The Cool, Bebop N Beyond has evolved into a very impressive group, one that not only plays the West Coast cool jazz reflected in the first half of their name but other areas of music including New Orleans R&B, blues, hard bop and ballads. The lineup features of some of the very best jazz musicians based in Portland: baritonist Pete Petersen, Mary-Sue Tobin on alto and soprano, tenor-saxophonist Brian Myers, trumpeter Paul Mazzio, trombonist James Powers, Mark Vehrencamp on tuba, pianist David Kim, bassist Ed Bennett and drummer Rivkah Ross. The incredible sight and sound of his 10 piece band is an experience like no other, especially when in the context of our intimate lounge!