Music teacher Jerrod Cattey often plays gigs in the greater Litchfield area with his jazz band. On the night of January 16, Cattey and his band played at Sasso's Coal Fired Pizza in Torrington.
Cattey invited Meredith Sherburne '19, Ahlon Harkness '19, and Emme Woolley '20 to sit in with his group. During the break between sets, the crowd at Sasso's listened to a 15-minute selection of songs by Forman's Instrumental Ensemble.
The Forman Instrumental Ensemble consisted of Henry Lautch '19 on trumpet, Meredith Sherburne '19 and Baird Atwood '19 alternating on percussion, Reid Korde '21 on bass, and Clayton Tichy '19 on guitar. Vocalists were Emme Woolley '20 and Ahlon Harkness '19.
Highlights included instrumentals "Song for my Father," "Blue Bossa," and "Watermelon Man." Woolley sang "Polka Dots and Moonbeams," and "Stars Fell on Alabama" and Harkness sang "Smile."