Smooth Jazz Festival Mallorca 2017: Ken Ford

Sunday night started with violinist Ken Ford, being supported by Heiko Braun on drums, Mark Jaimes on guitar, Orefo Orakwue on bass and Oli Silk on keyboards. He kicked off his show with "State Of Mind", providing some great violin playing and energetic stage presence, moving all across the stage constantly. He did a cool rendition of Stevie Wonder's "All I Do", before he got really serious with Kool & The Gang's "Summer Madness", pulling all the stops. Another highlight was Ramsey Lewis' "Sun Goddess", another musical milestone he did ample justice, with a great solo by Oli Silk in the spirit of the original. A few more songs from his catalog, among them "Butter", plus a stroll into the audience which led to the conclusion of the show, the inevitable "Moments In Love" which has become his trademark song. This was a high energy show by a great and entertaining player.