Last Thursday, the trio played for a conference dinner at the Grand Hyatt.
It was a professional crowd, friendly and sociable but also purposeful and businesslike. The music needed to supplement that energy and perhaps lighten the atmosphere a little, but without getting in the way of all the important networking that was going on.
At the same time, it was easy to spot a number of music fans (like we find in most mixed audiences) who were quite focused on what we were doing. So that became a performance within a performance, offering the listeners something interesting and creative while pleasing the rest of the crowd with energetic but subtle background music. I’m pleased to say that our trio was up to the task!