When It’s Hot, Chill at the Shedd!
Until recently, I believe it had been several years since I had ventured out to Jazzin’ at the Shedd and I wondered how it may have changed. When I heard that Detour JazFunk was opening this year’s season, I knew I had to be there!
Detour was outstanding, as per their usual. Comprised of Phil Seed (Guitar and Lead Vocals), Kenery Kent Smith (Bass Guitar), Ben “Jammin’” Johnson (Drums & Lead/Background Vocals) and a keyboardist who most often seems to be Tim Gant, Detour is cohesive and smoking’!!! They performed a perfect mix of jazz, R&B and neo-soul! Joined by Carla Prather and Elena Love [check], the music was HOT! A better opening act couldn’t have been chosen. (See Detour JazFunk again on Wednesday, July 18th and Wednesday, August 29th.)