The second of three scheduled summer jazz concerts took place Saturday evening at the Highlands Center for Natural History Amphitheater.  Monsoon storms threatened to move the concert indoors but the decision was made to go ahead and use the outdoor amphitheater.  We were part of the fortunate sold-out crowd to be seated under the roof.  We thoroughly enjoyed the wide range of vocalist Margo Reed and the silky sultry voice of Delphine Cortez.  Prescott jazz enthusiast and organizer Mike Vax played his trumpet on a couple of numbers.  Joel Robin, keyboards, Tony Vaca, saxophone, and Cleve Huff, drums, sustained the energy with solos throughout the two hour performance.  After the intermission, songs such as “Singing in the Rain” kept pace with nature’s stormy downpour.   Sadly, those seated under the stars departed with lightning strikes illuminating the sky.

Prior to the concert we dined at the nearby Lynx Lake Cafe.  This German-American restaurant features changing German specialties each Saturday night.  We enjoyed pork and apples and a spatzle plate.  Paul “Kay” Krucznski plays his accordian on Friday and Saturday nights.