This is actually an addendum to Lou's posting of 5/31/07. Most of the artists that he mentioned performed at Contois. In the nearly twenty years that I have attended BDJF, I can honestly say that I have not seen a bad concert in that venue. I sit upstairs, in an aisle seat, just to the right of the center section. I have an unobstructed view of the stage and as far as I know the same sound expert (formally from Russia) has been taking care of business there for a least a decade and I've never had a complaint.
Having said all that, can anyone make a comment as to last night's performance of MaMaVig and Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey? I'm entering the third day of a nasty cold and went to bed "real" early in the evening and did not attend. I would prefer a review from some reader here than what I may see in the local newspaper which I wrap my dead fish in.