Thinking a jazz event would be a nice classy evening, I bought a new dress (didn't get pictures, sorry gals) and some new shoes and gussied myself up for my hot date with David. Imagine my surprise to find myself eating corn on the cob and taco chips at dinner time. Not quite the menu I would put together with a jazz evening, but okay - at least it tasted yummy! I tried not to pick apart the evening - it can be difficult with my event management training. Even David thought a nice salmon dish would be more appropriate
Surprise number two, the Brent Parkin band is not really a jazz band. I would classify them as blues or even hill billy rock, but not jazz. They hired the three horn players, I think, to squeak in as a jazz band. David and I enjoy almost all genres of music and we weren't at all disapointed! We did see some people leave early and I'm sure it's because of the lack of jazz. This band was amazing, though! We laughed out loud, clapped our hands and bopped to the music.
The weather, was perfect! It was a super hot day, but because of the high walls and the slowly setting sun, we had shade and even a nice breeze. Not a complaint in that department for sure.
We had such a great time that we are looking forward to next year! I'd definately attend this event again - with different expectations. I'm sure next year's anniversary date will end up being a different event, but Jazz on the Rooftop will still be on our radar for a mid summer's date night.