Smooth Jazz Festival Mallorca 2017: Jeff Kashiwa

Saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa opened the early set on Monday morning, supported by Marcus Finnie on drums, Marius Goldhammer on bass, Christof Lindner on guitar and Lutz Deterra on keys. He kicked off his show with the funky "Let It Ride", later showing his sensual side with "Quiet Goodbye" on the alto sax, one of the highlights was "The Asian Persuasion" played on the flute, with a middle part employing the EWI. He later introduced the EWI (electronic wind instrument) further, before he played "Around The World" on it. He raised the heat with "Three Day Weekend" and the funky "Hot Tin Roof" playing some mean tenor sax, winding up this great show. He came back for an encore, doing his biggest hit "Hyde Park (The 'Ah, Oooh' Song)" inviting Grace Kelly who happened to be in the audience onto the stage to join him for some awesome scatting, finishing a perfect show.