Cafe Paris, an ensemble of highly respectable local musicians not just playing 'jazz', but FRENCH Jazz! They have been around as a group for at least 2 years to my knowledge, often playing the Foundry on Jazzy Thursdays. I am intrigued by all things French - be that film, art or music. So when Blanchet and Pepe started doing Cafe Paris, I just had to see them.
There's something comforting, nostalgic and just very relaxing about this particular brand of music. If you've ever seen the movie Chocolate there's some great period music that makes up the soundtrack. Cafe Paris strikes a similar chord for me.
This was also my first Live on the Waterfront experience and it was fantastic. Very well organized and the sound technicians responsible for what the crowd hears was top notch. If you've attended Live on the Waterfront - this is of no surprise, but if you haven't yet checked out this wonderful summer long event, you just have to go!