On March 3rd, The Temptations performed at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen. Jazz Aspen Snowmass teacher and saxophonist, Chris Bank, put together the horn section for the performance, which included other Jazz Aspen Snowmass teachers Rob Merritt on trumpet and Chris Harrison on tenor saxophone.
The band also had Jazz Aspen Snowmass student Pablo Gorra, from Glenwood High School, who played first alto saxophone for the performance. He was given and 8 bar solo which was extended to 48 bars once The Temptations heard him play. Pablo will attend Colorado University in Boulder on a scholarship and will be double majoring in jazz studies and engineering. Congratulations Pablo!