Jazz. We love it. There’s something about it that just makes you feel like you are listening to art. The different notes and instruments, blending and clashing. Every song unique. There’s nothing like sitting with a glass of wine and just soaking in a good jazz tune. It took me awhile to get used to jazz music. Seth has always loved it. So, when we got married, we incorporated it into our wedding day. We were fortunate enough to know some great jazz artists who were willing to play during our ceremony and also during the dinner hour at our reception. Laura Caviani is a local musician who is phenomenal on the piano. She was the jazz band director at St. Thomas when Seth was in college, and he took jazz piano lessons with her after he graduated. When we got engaged, Seth contacted her immediately to see if she would be willing to help us out for our wedding…and lucky for us, she was! She organized an awesome jazz trio (including herself) to play for us. Pete Whitman played the saxaphone and Gordy Johnson played bass. Both are also local recording artists and are fantastic. We were just so fortunate to have these guys play for us on our wedding day.
Every time we find out that these guys are playing locally, we try to make it to hear them. Last week they happened to be playing at the Artists’ Quarter Jazz Club in downtown St. Paul, to do a live recording for Pete’s X-tet. We went with our good friends Cassie & Curtis, and it was fantastic!
Below are some of our favorite pictures from the night, featuring all of these musicians.