Chenango Sessions Ep. 79: South Haven Jazz Festival (1 of 2)

This week and next, I’m sharing recordings from the 2020 South Haven Jazz Festival, in South Haven, Michigan. Most of the performances were virtual, on account of the pandemic. We start with a few tunes from Ashley and Benje Daneman, followed by a set from Edye Evans Hyde, and close out the program with the Jim Cooper Quartet.

Funding for the Chenango Sessions is provided in part by a Project Grant from the Broome County Arts Council‘s United Cultural Fund.

Listen to the episode


  • 00:00 – Daneman, Ashley & Benje. “Skylark”. (Hoagy Carmichael & Johnny Mercer).
  • 05:15 – Daneman, Ashley & Benje. “Au Privave”. (Charlie Parker).
  • 13:14 – Daneman, Ashley & Benje. “Shake It All Down”. (Ashley Daneman).
  • 16:30 – Evans Hyde, Edye. “You Don’t Know What Love Is”. (Don Raye & Gene de Paul).
  • 21:16 – Evans Hyde, Edye. “Lullaby of Birdland”. (George Shearing & George David Weiss).
  • 24:47 – Evans Hyde, Edye. “Nature Boy”. (eden ahbez).
  • 30:49 – Evans Hyde, Edye. “Lovely Day”. (Bill Withers & Skip Scarborough).
  • 36:25 – Evans Hyde, Edye. “No More Blues (Chega de Saudade)”. (Antonio Carlos Jobim & Vinicio de Moraes).
  • 42:39 – Cooper Quartet, Jim. “Nutville”. (Horace Silver).
  • 51:35 – Cooper Quartet, Jim. “On a Misty Night”. (Tadd Dameron). 

Ashley & Benje Daneman recorded 19 September 2020 at the Jazz & Creative Institute, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Edye Evans Hyde recorded 19 September 2020 at home, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jim Cooper Quartet recorded 19 September 2020 at Harbor Light Brewery, South Haven, Michigan. Produced, hosted, and engineered by Andru Bemis. All music used by permission of the artists.