Thursday night, July 8, saw another full house at The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro in downtown Fort Myers for the Dan Miller-Lew Del Gatto Quartet. It was the band's fifth week back at the rathskeller-style room after a 15-month lull because of the pandemic.
|Lew Del Gatto, Tony Vigilante|
The band is top-notch, featuring trumpeter Miller, tenor saxophonist Del Gatto, bassist Brandon Robertson and drummer Tony Vigilante. On this night, they had one guest musician sit in for most of the evening: Terumasa Hino.
The trumpeter, who lives part of the year in southwest Florida, brings his own brand of musical personality and high-octane musicality to the stage. It is always good to hear him, though these opportunities soon will pause. Hino returns to Japan at the end of the month for club and concert tours. He won't be back in Florida until sometime in December.
This band at this venue never disappoints. The musical chemistry is solid, and there is always something unexpected.
Kudos to venue owners Steve and Denise Hollister for helping keep live jazz and blues performances thriving in the City of Palms.
|Terumasa Hino with the Dan Miller-Lew Del Gatto quartet|