Live Concert Photography: Blue Note Jazz Festival at Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield: Meshell Ndegeocello with Gabriel Gabon-Montano and Roy Hargrove 6/6/15

Live  Concert Photography: Blue Note Jazz Festival: Meshell Ndegeocello with Gabriel Gabon-Montano and Roy Hargrove

Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield

June 6, 2015

As I’ve mentioned a couple of times on this site, it’s been a rather busy summer season, and it seems that the bulk of my free time (which is quite rare these days) is spent desperately trying to catch up with all the various live music coverage I’ve done. Last month, I was at Summerstage to catch one of the most uncompromising, most original and arguably most underrated artists of the past 20 years or so, Meshell Ndegeocello, credited as one of the originators of the neo-soul movement,  perform as part of the month-long Blue Note Jazz Festival at Summerstage with Roy Hargrove, a trumpeter and composer, whose work possesses the same sort of flair and wit that was common in the bop era; and Gabriel Garzon-Montano, an R&B and pop leaning vocalist, whose sound reminded me of Jose James

Check out some photos from a glorious afternoon of gorgeous, soulful music below.

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(Photo Caption: Gabriel Garzon-Montano Performing at Blue Note Jazz Festival at Summerstage)

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(Photo Caption: Roy Hargrove Quartet performing at Blue Note Jazz Festival, Summerstage)

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(Photo Caption: Woman Peering at Cell Phone Picture During Set)

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(Photo Caption: Meshell Ndegeocello performing at Blue Note Jazz Festival, Summerstage)

For these photos and more, check out the Flickr set here:

https://flic.kr/s/aHskgrR7Mx