Last time Jesse Peters was in town was ten years ago, but if you’re lucky you won’t have to wait another decade to see him again. The last concert but one of the Arrow Lakes Art Council Concert Series Friday, April 5, and if you missed it you missed a heck of a show.
And yes, it was jazzy but it was also soulful and a little bit hip hoppy too, with some Tupac and beat boxing thrown in. The crowd went wild, and rumour has it there was some dancing in the Bonnington nosebleeds.
Peters and his fine bassist and pianist rang out numbers with enthusiasm and skill. At points Peters karate-chopped notes from his instrument, sang a cappella and riffed with his bandmates. The only thing missing was a dance floor.
The next show is the very popular Community Artists’ Concert which brings local talent to the stage as a fundraiser for the Concert Series. On Sunday, April 28 come out and join your neighbours and friends in an afternoon of 100-mile entertainment. No tickets are being sold, entry is by donation and seating is wide open so come early (doors open 1:30 p.m.) and enjoy.