Saturday Morning Jazz

The Jeffrey Cox Quintet plays Herbie Hancock's Watermelon Man (the 2nd version) live at The Velvet Note jazz club in Alpharetta, Georgia on April 28, 2013.

Thanks to Mike Holiman for the YouTube video.

Musicians:  Jeffrey Cox, trumpet and band leader; Jordan Holiman, drums; Morgan Guerin, saxophone; Andrew Sommer, bass; Andres Rovira, piano.

Jeffrey is headed to the New England Conservatory next  year; Jordan will study in the jazz program at North Texas; Andrew is going to Juilliard. Andres has another year of high school and Morgan has three more years of high school.

At church, I tell people that our children are not the future of the church - they are the church now. Similarly, these guys are jazz now.



Bill Bynum said…
Another nice jazz clip from Jeffrey's band. Morgan Guerin is a good addition on sax. Wow, three more years of high school! Andrew Sommer seems to like the electronic version of his bass. Jeffrey and his friends are indeed jazz now. You come to realize in college teaching that you are training a group of people, any of whom could capably replace you, and in some remarkable cases, will probably surpass your own modest accomplishments. Actually, not a bad way for the world to be.
Thanks, Bill! Yes, Morgan is "just a freshman" as they say in sports. He's got a bright future ahead of him. They are great kids and it will be fun to watch what they do over the next few years.