It wasn’t just another Saturday night at The Duke. People showed up to wish Harmonica player Aaron Kazmer a very Happy Birthday. The crowd was entertained by some of the finest blues players Toronto has to offer. Pounding the drums was Michelle Joseph. Slappin da Bass was James Rasmussen. On guitar we had Davi Rocket and on the other guitar we had the blues shredder, Frank Consentino, the ever popular and fun keyboard player Julian Fauth. Standing beside Aaron and exchanging harp energy was the sonic brilliance of Paul Reddick.
The evening was filled with a lot of classics from the likes of Joe Coker, to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and snippets of BB King. They even threw in some originals because they could. Who cares, it’s a Birthday Party and the drinks were flowing well. Aaron even had Happy Birthday sung to him twice. This wasn’t just your neighbourhood party; people from far away came to celebrate as well.
There always seems to be some sort of dancing going on. Everyone seemed to grab whatever partner they could to have a twirl or two on the dance floor. Overall not only did the entire room look like they were having a good time, the evening felt like a true success. Stay in touch, because Aaron puts on these jam sessions once in a while and it is a perfect way to spend a Saturday night.
Here are some images from birthday party:
Happy Birthday Aaron!