My recent trip to Alaska turned out to be better than I expected. There was a small jazz festival going on in Anchorage that I might not have cared too much about. A buddy sends me a text saying Lenny Pickett is the featured guest at the festival e Saturday and I was in. Lenny is the director of the Saturday Night Live television show band and one of the original members of Tower of Power. He is one of my favorite tenor sax players. I saw all of Lenny’s gigs and learned a lot at his master class at the local music store. Lenny was the soloist with several groups made up of local musicians throughout the festival. Everyone was proud of the local musicians keeping up with and supporting one of the finest tenor sax players in he world. Go Anchorage musicians.
Early Tower of Power days.
Leading the Saturday Night Live band.