James Moody & Bill Cosby

James Moody and Bill Cosby
A funny thing happened at the Nordstrom Recital Hall last night. I was there to photograph the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra performing with special guest NEA Jazz Master James Moody on sax and before it could start Bill Cosby sauntered out on stage to give his own surprise special performance. He was set to appear next door at Benaroya Hall and had a little extra time so he wandered backstage to see his old friend James.
He came out and with a little instruction to the orchestra he sat down at the piano and started to play Duke Ellington’s “Take The A Train”. He was a big hit and the orchestra and audience loved it.
Afterwards James Moody came out and they told a story about Moody’s 50th birthday they were performing together in Las Vegas but Moody didnt tell it right so Cosby had to retell it.
It cracked everyone up. What a special Earshot Jazz Festival moment.

Click here for the complete schedule for the rest of the upcoming shows at the 2008 Earshot Jazz Festival

Photograph by  photographers in Seattle Daniel Sheehan, a photojournalist who specializes in portrait photography and photojournalism for publications and corporations. He is also a wedding photographer at  A Beautiful Day Photography and one of the best  wedding photographers Seattle.



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One response

  1. Bruce Greeley

    thanks so much for sharing this! I have been frustrated by the lack of coverage by ANY papers of this amazing festival (and can’t attend every show). John Gilbreath recommended I look at your photos which are great, but also these stories,

    yay, thanks,


    November 5, 2008 at 9:20 am

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