Travis Wesley

Pianist, Recording Artist, Recording Engineer, Composer, Educator & Musicologist

Last Weekend’s Music

Posted on 28 May, 2013  in Around The Horn, Musical Activities

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to play with Kevin Hart and the Vibe Tribe at the Manito Wine, Jazz and Balloon Festival in Manito, IL.  The group featured Tim Brickner on bass, Tom Marko on drums, Jeff Helgesen on trumpet, and of course Kevin on vibes.  While the weather was a bit cold and rainy, we managed to play some great music, and have a great time (thanks to the tent we were under!). I also had the opportunity to catch up with some old friends, all of whom were showcased at the event.  It was great seeing Dave Hoffman, Joe Metzka, Mike Nellas, Jason Brannon and Andy Crawford.  Everyone sounded great.  Thanks to the folks at the festival for having us.

On Sunday, I traveled to Knox College in Galesburg, IL to accompany and assist with Andy Crawford’s jazz bass studio for their final juries for the semester.  It was wonderful hearing these young students, most of whom were much improved from the last time I worked with them last November.

Click on the below links to check out last weekend’s featured artists at the Manito Wine and Jazz Festival.

Kevin Hart

Dave Hoffman

Jeff Helgesen

Joe Metzka