Thursday, August 03, 2006

Cyro sits in with Wynton Marsalis

On July 23rd, Beat The Donkey played The Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center. This is the location of the original Woodstock Festival. It is a beautiful piece of land where they've built a top of the line new amphitheater. The bill included Chris Botti, Diane Reeves, and Wynton Marsalis. The groups were all full of incredible musicians!

The festival closer was Wynton. On his second tune he announced a special guest, told a funny story about eating shrimp, and brought Cyro out with heartfelt praise. He said, "ladies and gentlemen, truely one of the greatest musicians in the world, Cyro Baptista."

2 Comments:

Blogger Karen Martino said...

"Big Fat Hen" was truly a delight to see that night. Cyro was so lively, with his array of instruments. The JALC players visibly enjoyed his contribution and Wynton even imitated Cyro's percussive sounds on his horn. Loved it!

1:17 AM  
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