Jazz too often serves as little more than sonic wallpaper to accompany people eating or drinking. At CHURCHILL GROUNDS
, however, jazz is revered. Audiences are encouraged -- required, really -- to be quiet and listen to what's happening on stage. And there's plenty happening, whether it's national names such as Cedar Walton and Russell Gunn, or any stunning complement of first-rate locals, including trumpeter Joe Gransden, drummer Bernard Linnette and percussionist Chris Burroughs.
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