Even though we sprang forward last weekend, it’s still winter and I tend to hibernate until the frost has really past. Really. However, recently I made it my business to get to Iridium Jazz Club to immerse myself in The Soulfolk Experience and I’m so glad I did.
The Soulfolk Experience is a soul, jazz, rock trio led by the insanely talented Maritri Garrett. Maritri is joined by the gifted and versatile David Pilgrim and V Jeffrey Smith with Jeff Jeudy aka The Secret Sauce. Their work is a true collaboration with each member singing lead and playing multiple instruments. Saturday’s performances (I stayed for both sets) were nothing short of amazing. I get lost in Maritri’s voice and could listen to her all. day. long. Full stop. She is one of my favorite singers.
Take a quick listen and let me know what you think!
In true collabo style, the group rounded out this performance with drummer Howard Alper of California King and Nick Cassarino on guitar and vocals.
The icing on this musical cake were mesmerizing dancers Calvin Butler and Leemarieme Priestly.
I was completely torn between watching the show and taking pictures so I could share them with you. I did more watching than shooting. You can see more photos here.
If you ever get the chance to experience the Soulfolk, grab it. You won’t be sorry.
Thanks for reading!