Monday, April 03, 2017
It was a while back, but one of the coolest Buffalo music things I've seen was the time Barry Harris came to the Art of Jazz, and asked for a volunteer from the audience to take over the piano bench while he sang a song. After a little prodding from her date a woman went up and absolutely crushed it. I mean, she laid it down, and everyone in the room-- including Mr. Harris-- was like, Where'd she come from? Come to find out she was Lisa Hasselback, known to the local cognoscenti. She is married to a trombone player, John Hasselback, Jr., and they both studied with Jackie McLean. Saw them both, together with the rest of the Blue Note Eight at the Pausa Art House Saturday a pretty terrific evening of music.