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From the card beside my water glass at the table where I decided to sit--right in front of the stage--I know that the man on the saxophone is Renato Caranto, that the man on the Hammond B3 is Louis Pain. I wish I knew the drummer's name, but it's not on the card. I mean no disrespect, but my lack of information bothers me.
Still and all, I like the photo too much not to share it with you. Perhaps someone will see this post and provide us with the man's name. For all three men, their music spoke of their talent and their love of performing. We who attended enjoyed them as we stood in line for the buffet and ate and drank before the program began.
The sold out event had been advertised thusly--"Join us for a one-of-a-kind event in the Kridel Grand Ballroom, featuring amazing live gospel performances and a southern-style buffet brunch. This foot-stomping event will definitely end your weekend on the right note." I jumped at the chance for preferred seating because I knew I wanted to be as close to the stage as possible. All I had to do was arrive early and place myself strategically at the front of the crowd, then I briskly walked across the length of the ballroom, heading for my ultimate destination, already revealed to you in the first paragraph. About the food, I couldn't eat the quiche--too much dairy--but I enjoyed the fruit, pastries, sausage and bacon, along with orange juice.