Marion Meadows Returns to San Diego

By: Leonard Thompson

May 16, 2014

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What happens at the Creek really doesn’t stay at the Creek –just ask anyone who attended the Pre-Mother’s Day show on May 10. Certainly they’ve told everybody about the stellar performers and performances starting with Eugene “Gene-o” Cole and his band, with unbelievable saxophone solos by Curtis Brooks at the Market Creek Plaza Amphitheater.

Only to be followed by the Groove Masters who played to the crowd by wandering through the audience like jazz “Pied Pipers” singing and serenading everyone along the way throughout the outdoor arena.

The crowning performance with Marion Meadows, backed by the notorious Freddie Fox on guitar, took the musical feast for the eyes and ears to a new level.  Meadows, always the consummate performer, played fan favorites and new material on his soprano sax from his latest project.   It’s been roughly six years since he’d made an appearance this far south and many will not soon forget his polished and masterful control of the saxophone that captured and held the attention of the crowd of about 300 jazz lovers.

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