(Las Cruces NM)
Went to a free jazz concert on the plaza downtown and heard some pretty sweet music by local groups. It was mostly contemporary and smooth jazz styles. I was hoping to hear some classic jazz.
Included were NoteWorks from El Paso, and Special EFx All-stars with Eric Merienthal, Chiele Minucci, Lao Tizer, and featuring vocalist Elliot Yamin. They all were very good.
Folks of all ages were enjoying the sounds while seated or strolling around downtown. In these parts it’s fairly common to have free performances in parks, pubs, or galleries.
There were food, ice cream, and drink venders on the edge of the plaza; and, a craft brewery across the street. The evening was warm with a slight breeze in late May. Just another reason to be enchanted with New Mexico.
Camp: Friend’s place
Scene: Music, plaza