Trio enthralls audience at jazz concert

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 23, 2004

Suffolk News-Herald

About 80 fans of jazz music turned out last Saturday evening to see the Jae Sinnett Trio at the Cypress Cove Country Club in Franklin. According to Terry Miller, executive director of the Suffolk Shelter for the Homeless, the consensus about the event was fabulous.

The purpose of the concert was to raise funds for the shelter.


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Tom Randles, anchorman from Channel 3 News, served as master of ceremonies.

Miller said that with Jae Sinnett on drums, Terry Burrell on bass and Justin Kauflin on the keyboard, the trio eased through traditional and progressive jazz and even added a hint of gospel to its performance. &uot;Most amazing was the trio’s guest keyboard player, Justin Kauflin. This graduating high school senior, has been a music student of Mr. Sinnett’s for several years. Although completely blind, Mr. Kauflin plays the piano with gentle, playful and technical expertise and finesse that foretells with certainty that he is a master-in-the making,&uot; she said.

The evening was also enhanced with a buffet menu that included such delicacies as curry chicken salad, sweet-and-sour shrimp, Oysters Rockefeller, smoked salmon mousse, grilled asparagus with raspberry vinaigrette, smoked scallop canap\u00E9s, and Miller’s favorite dessert, lemon mousse.

&uot;We give the club house manager, Jesse Miller and his staff, our highest recommendation for culinary creativity and professionalism because this is a resource that should be cherished and used often,&uot; said Miller.

The audience got an extra treat during the intermission and after the show when both Sinnett and Randles made themselves available by autographing and selling their CDs. In addition, all proceeds from Randles CDs were also donated to the Suffolk Shelter.