Last year on August 1, the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration Featuring Warren Haynes concert was held at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado. AXS TV will soon premiere footage from the all-star performance as part of the channel’s annual “days between” celebration between Garcia’s birth on August 1 and death on August 9.
Held on what would have been Jerry’s 74th birthday, the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featured Warren Haynes on Garcia’s legendary custom-built Doug Irwin guitar named Tiger. Haynes and Tiger were backed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and a core band made up of drummer Jeff Sipe, bassist Lincoln Schleifer and vocalists Jasmine Muhammad and Jacklyn LaBranch. The evening’s third set featured keyboardist Melvin Seals joining his former Jerry Garcia Band mate LaBranch on stage as various lineups of the core band took over. The concert concluded with Anders Beck and Dave Bruzza of Greensky Bluegrass also sitting-in.
Haynes, the orchestra and band offered such Garcia classics as “Bird Song,” “Crazy Fingers,” “Terrapin Station” and much more. The ensemble also performed “Scarlet Begonias” which can be viewed in the clip below:
AXS TV will premiere Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration Featuring Warren Haynes on Saturday, August 5 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. Prior to the premiere AXS TV will re-air The Big Interview: Bob Weir and after the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration premiere AXS TV will re-air Rock Legends: Grateful Dead. Follow this link for more information.