Last night, we played three sets at a Christmas party in downtown Minneapolis. Our keyboard player, Tim Wick, had a gig at the Dakota with blues singer Big Walter, but Steve Hegman was a great stand-in. I played my 1990 Fender Stratocaster through my 100 watt Fender Jazzmaster Ultralight amp.
We played a variety of instrumentals from the Real Book and were joined by local singer Dennis Spears in the third set. Dennis came straight from starring in the opening night of "Black Nativity" to join us. He sang "Girl From Ipanema", "Drink Muddy Water", "All Blues", and "Satin Doll", really livening up our show.