Hot Jazz in the Old Town

by elizabeth | March 10th, 2010

Elizabeth and Jesse at Teatro Sucre

This weekend, we were invited to play as part of the Ecuador Jazz Festival at Quito’s Teatro Sucre, a gorgeous old theater (circa 1880) that was recently refurbished.

Teatro Sucre

Teatro Sucre

Jesse and I played an opening set (with Samuel, Katie, and Matt), and then joined the big band from USFQ under the direction of Jay Byron. Special guest: Jeff Galindo from Boston!

We arrived in “Centro Historico” a bit early to walk around and catch the sights.

Centro Historico Statue


I particularly liked this store, which sells both donuts and shoes. Yes! All of my dreams come true.

Donuts Shoes

In Quito, the bus stops are enclosed structures; you pay at a turnstile and then wait for the bus inside:

Bus Stop

And scaffolding seems to have come from another century (and not the last one, either):


Hey, if you’re gonna stick out, make the best of it, right?

Elizabeth Fashion

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elizabeth! is a vocalist, trombonist, and songwriter working in NYC and Los Angeles. Originally from Vermont, she studied neuroscience at Harvard before moving to NYC to play, tour, and record with jazz musicians, indie rockers, pop stars and more. Her new album of original jazzy pop tunes was just released on Canopy Jazz!

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