The Russell Malone Quartet played the Sioux Falls Orpheum Theater on Saturday as the fourth performance on the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society's 2008-2009 concert series.
Malone's quartet played with pure class on tunes like "April in Paris" and "Witchcraft". "I've never liked the song 'Unchained Melody' until I heard him play it," said one concert-goer.
Earlier that day, Malone gave a workshop/Q&A to nearly 50 musicians and music lovers interested in getting an in-depth look into Malone's technique and approach to his playing.
The workshop and concert were presented with support The Design Studio, Inc. and the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art, with additional contributions from South Dakota Arts Council, General Mills Foundation, and Land O'Lakes Foundation.