My highlight of 2015 would have to be the stonking gig that closed Marsden Jazz Festival 2015 - Jean Toussaint's "Roots and Herbs - The Blakey Project".
Jean Toussaint: tenor saxophone
Byron Wallen: trumpet
Dennis Rollins: trombone
Jason Rebello: piano
Daniel Casimir: bass
Shane Forbes: drums
It was pure joy from start to finish - the players were obviously really enjoying themselves. I particularly liked the rock solid and supremely tasteful underpinnings provided by Daniel Casimir and Shane Forbes on bass and drums. A wonderful gig.
Marsden Jazz Festival