Review by Steve Bonter
Photos by Jill Hansen-Aune
We were treated to a high energy performance by a New Orleans style Jazz Band Thursday night. The Kanola Band from West Michigan gave us a rousing version of many old favorites at the Fremont Library. The audience was engaged, and enthusiastically joined in for some numbers that included favorites like “Down by the Riverside”, the Louisiana State Song, “You Are My Sunshine”, “All On A Mardi Gras Day”, and “Iko, Iko”. They closed with a typical New Orleans funeral dirge used as the casket is taken to the cemetery then broke into a celebratory version of “When the Saints Go Marching In”.
Band members include Trumpeter and lead singer Benje Daneman, Matthew Fries on keyboard, Jeff Moele on drums, Nathan Durham on Tuba, Rufus Ferguson on Guitar, and on Tenor Sax Eddie Codrington.
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