Jeff Jolly Keeps Kicking Ass In Humboldt

Jeff Jolly returned to Humboldt County on January 24th to help KHUM celebrate its 2nd anniversary on the air at Tomo's on the Arcata Plaza. Jeff and KHUM are good friends, and he was glad to come up and help us celebrate. And to put a real kick in the visit, Jeff not only brought along guitarist Kevin Haapala, a regular JJB accomplice, but gassed us all by dragging ivory tinkler Howard Wales up for the party. Howard Wales is well known for his Hammond B3 work with Jerry on "Hooteroll" and the Dead on "American Beauty". Howard is also on "The Runner" with Jeff and the band.

We were all definitely in the party mode. Jeff started out his set with an acoustic "Mama Said", which he performed with his usual flair and gusto, then did a fine version of "The Runner". Howard and Kevin joined in, along with the drummer from a local salsa band, Caldera Nueva, and treated us all to some more fine sounds. The set ended with a slow yet extremely funky Wales' tune that had everyone in the groove. What a treat to hear these fine musicians live! We closed the place and then some, and are all looking forward to our 3rd anniversary party.
r lee...the jazz underground...khum