I went to work this morning, and as I was working I kept hearing this great jazz music coming up from the street below during today’s Sunlight Market on Gay Street. I couldn’t tell whether I was hearing a recording or a live band — but the music was terrific. It was old-school jazz that had a kind of New Orleans feel to it. It reminded me of Tuba Skinny, one of my favorite Big Easy jazz bands.
When I left the office and walked out onto Gay Street, I saw that the music was coming a live band. They finished a number and took a break, and I walked up to throw a few dollars into their open guitar case and thank them for adding a little musical accompaniment to my Sunday work session. They were a Columbus-based band called the Whirlybirds, and they were great. You can check out their Facebook page here and hear one of their numbers here.
I’m going to keep an eye out for a chance to hear more from the Whirlybirds.