LIVE: The Vince Gardner Quintet @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Center, 7/2/13
Photographs by Rudy Lu
After a full weekend of non-stop jazz at Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, you might think that the Spa City would have been all jazzed out.
But fortunately, that wasn’t the case the following Tuesday evening when trombonist Vince Gardner led his quintet into the Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College for a concert in conjunction with the Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute.
Gardner – who is also the lead trombonist with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – proved quite adept at leading his small-combo crew, too, ably aided and abetted by pianist Aaron Goldberg, dynamic drummer Ali Jackson, bassist Carlos Henriquez and saxman Sherman Irby.