The final day of this fine festival always comes too soon. We saw what we could: Jamie Cullum, a conversation with Cullum and Clint Eastwood, a bit of Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band, Kurt Elling, Herbie Hancock. As we left the arena (during Herbie Hancock's encore), Kurt and Laurence Hobgood were leaving the autographing table. I wanted to run after them but exercised self-restraint.
In the days to come, I'll post longer pieces on Cassandra Wilson, Jamie Cullum, Kurt Elling, and Antonio Sanchez. A festival review/wrap-up will appear on Jazz Police.
(Update: The wrap-up has been posted.)
Photo by John Whiting.