This evening, which took place at Reuben’s Marc, was all about Philadelphia saxophonist, Kwame Hall. Friends, loved ones, and maybe even some enemies gathered to wish Kwame a great ride. What ride you may ask? About a week after this benefit, Kwame will be undergoing a surgery that will change his life. Will Kwame still be able to get down on his horn again after this? That’s not important. What IS important is that each and everyone who showed love by attending and even those who couldn’t make it have another opportunity to talk with, share stories, and just be a friend to Kwame as they are now. This event turned into a jam session of some of Philly’s finest musicians, even Emily Braden and Cynthia Soriano took the ride down from NYC to show love. Musicians like singers T.C. III and Meg Clifton, drummers Donald Edwards and Robert Henderson, saxophonists Victor North and Glenn Williams, on trumpet were Josh Lawrence and Messiah Harley. Orrin Evans handled the keyboards and Mike Boone held his own for the evening on bass with Joseph Harrison on percussion. Altogether, the evening was full of love and music. I say love first because after the music stopped, there was still the love.