Jazz Trumpeter Dan Miller, formerly with Harry Connick Jr., Maynard Feguson and Wynton Marsalis, performed with a powerfully swinging jazz quintet in Bonita Springs tonight. The group appeared at the new Center for Performing Arts, an addition to the Bonita Springs Center for the Arts.
In response to community need, Center for the Arts launched a $3.3 Million Achieving Our Destiny Campaign to create the beautiful, new Center for Performing Arts, here in Bonita Springs.
The quintet included Tenor saxophonist Lew Del Gatto. Lew was a saxophonist with the Saturday Night Live band from 1975-2005 and was also an arranger for the show, Dan Heck on Bass, Pamela Dean on Drums, and featuring Kenny Drew Jr. on piano. Kenny Jr. has performed worldwide with a comprehensive variety of musicians, including Stanley Jordan, Slide Hampton and the Jazz Masters, the Mingus Big Band, Smokey Robinson and many others.
Thanks to my friend and neighbor, Gil Levine for bringing this to my attention and inviting me along. It was a fantastic event and the Dan Miller Jazz Quintet were fantastic.
All images were shot using available light with the Leica M digital rangefinder. Lenses used were the Leica Summicron 50mm f/2 and the Leica Summarit 90mm f/2.5