World renowned jazz trumpeter and composer Tom Harrell will perform today with his quintet at Koktebel Jazz Party. "We will play pieces from our current repertoire," he said at a news conference held ahead of the evening show.
Keyboardist Danny Grisset said that despite the fact that they'll be playing their regular repertoire, the band always tries to bring something different to each performance. "Yesterday we saw how amazing the crowd was, and we cannot wait to perform," he added.
According to the musicians, they feel very comfortable at the festival and appreciate the hospitality and all the positive energy here. "We arrived in Koktebel yesterday and saw some performances, and we feel inspired by the energy we see. I am glad we have the opportunity to perform here," saxophonist Wayne Escoffery said.
Tom Harrell, responding to a question about whether he feels tired of performing, said that he, just like many other musicians, think of music as God's gift, and that he has to serve the cause of music for as long as he can. "This is my calling!" he said.