Floating Stage

Floating Stage

Side view at dusk

Side view at dusk

WIth Korean Saxophonist

With Korean Saxophonist Im Dohl Kwun joining us

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Everyone involved after the show

WOW! We finished in a big way in Seoul tonight. We performed on the Yoido Hangang Floating Stage. As you can see the stage is spectacular as it sits on the river overlooking Seoul. The stage had incredible sound, and simply felt amazing. More importantly there were 2000 people there watching us at this free outdoor concert. As it was our last appearance in Seoul we played with intense spirit as always, but because of the huge attendance, setting, and great sound, we really had a spiritually uplifting performance. All the interns from the State Department were just incredible, and there was a jazz society that helped us with every move. Every time I dropped a stick or tried to move something in place, someone was there to pick it up. The crowd was very appreciative, and I saw god tonight while playing. I felt my late mother, and inspiration looking down on me. It was so beautiful out there. This is what we live for. To play our music to huge appreciative crowds. Basically the entire week has been a huge cultural experience, a great success, and we were able to help bridge the gap between organizations like The Seoul Jazz Society, and the US State Department. This program is all about that. Bridging those gaps. Afterwards there were many pictures taken with us as tomorrow morning we leave at 9 am for Shenyang China for the next leg of the tour.There were lots of hugs for us with many people who simply said to us ” I love you”. Please come back to Seoul. We need you here. Your music has touched us all”. What an amazing week!!!

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