On July 21, I went to The Rex and met up with drummer Jim Gelcer and asked him why he calls his band a jazz trio, when there are 4 of them. He explained that all of July at The Rex, he’s hosted a different “special guest” saxophone player for 3 performances and on July 28, he will have all 3 back to The Rex for a special show.
Jim told me he’s played all over the world and toured with some great musicians. I asked him if he wanted to drop a name, and I was surprised when he said “Lee Aaron”. He asked me if I knew of her. I told him I know Lee Aaron is singing jazz now and I remember her from her rocker chick days. He said he played with her 30 years ago when she was a rocker chick, and he didn’t play drums, he played keyboard. He did it for the money.
Jim and his “trio” are a lot of fun, and if you like saxophone, you’ll find the show July 28 a real treat.
You’ll also find The Rex’s “Jazzy Fingers” a treat. Compliments to the chef!
July 28: Ewen Fancombe-Piano Marc Rogers-Bass Jim Gelcer-Drums