Barry Leach and Friends
This month the Fusion Coffeehouse Jazz Series proudly presents a jazzy afternoon with Barry Leach (and some of his friends) on the Jazz Spot. It's always a special occasion when Barry joins us and for virtually all of you, no introduction is needed so perhaps more of an "update" is in order.
Barry has been one busy guitarist over the last several months with a number of amazing projects and appearances. He recently performed a sold out solo concert at Duling Hall (with a video now in post production). He has also played a number of shows for the Natchez Festival of Music, performing yet another solo concert in Natchez in addition to playing with the festival orchestra and one of the Festival's special feature acts. Add to all that his recent gigs with the legendary Mac McAnally, a Vamps 20th Anniversary show and a full slate of dates at the some of Mississippi's most popular venues and you have a true testament to Barry's versatility (not to mention stamina!).
Barry will be performing a variety of jazz stylings including selections from the Vamps catalog as well as his own along with some jazz fusion, standards, some Latin numbers and maybe a surprise or two from this "Fusion Hall of Famer." Of course, Raphael Semmes, our resident host will be there (on bass) and will be asking Barry a few questions between songs for what is obviously a "don't miss" session.
It will be warm outside so what better place to spend an early Summer Sunday afternoon than inside cool, air-conditioned Fusion Coffeehouse. And speaking of cool, it's time to enjoy some of our frosty Italian gelato along with jazz on the Jazz Spot and the best coffee in the Metro. Only at Fusion Coffeehouse!
And remember, this Sunday it's Barry Leach so arrive early for best seats!
Our most successful festival yet!
Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed an incredible day of music, food, and fun! We had an impressive turnout for our stellar lineup. Mr. Benny Golson and his quartet were incredible, as were Astral Project, Russell Welch, Aurora Nealand, the Vamps, Southern Komfort and more. Here are some scenes from the day...
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