Barbara Morrison has performed with a virtual “who’s who” of the Jazz and the Blues worlds including legends, Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Ron Carter, Etta James, Esther Phillips, David T. Walker, Jimmy Smith, Johnny Otis, Dr. John, Kenny Burrell, Terence Blanchard, Joe Sample, Cedar Walton, Nancy Wilson, Mel Torme, Joe Williams, Tony Bennett, and Keb’ Mo (Kevin Moore).
When we arrived at Wine Banc, we were at first a little perturbed by the off-handed nature of the staff there. Although we were on the Guest List, they were a little short with us, only offering us a space standing at the bar.
The crowd was incredibly pretentious and my guess is that half of those attending had no interest in the performer. The remainder, however, did. Amongst those in the crowd were jazz singer, Emma Paske and trumpeter, James Morrison, both of whom performed with her.
Musically speaking, it was a very memorable night. Once we found a couple of chairs and located a good space, we sat back, enjoyed the music and enjoyed some excellent French wine. Oh what a night. Damien said he really enjoyed himself.