As the cotton candy pink sunset over the harbour, Yaron Herman Trio serenaded a full concert tent of jazz enthusiasts with some originals, a few Israeli compositions and a whole lotta heart. First timers to Halifax, the city welcomed the trio with open arms. Not to mention a great way to ring in the Jazz Fest's new waterfront set up.
Beneath the stars and night sky, The Bad Plus made a dreamy soundtrack with their blend of contemporary jazz and classical elements warming the brisk summer's eve. Their rendition of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, a world famous ballet, reworked an old classic. Later, they continued this theme with a cover of Black Sabbath's Iron Man. Bad Plus' transformation is butterfly-like, fluttering between rock, jazz and classical genres. Architect Christina Guadalupe and filmmaker Noah Hutton's beautiful multimedia presentation added intriguing visuals to an out of this world auditory experience.