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On the Spot plays Edwards

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
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On the Spot Trio, a group from Santa Cruz, Calif., will perform a free show at Main St. Grill in Edwards tonight. Formed in July 2006, OTS Trio mixes classic soul jazz stylings with modern jazz improvisational chops to create a dance party for the ages.

Vail Daily: Where did the name come from?

On the Spot Trio: Our music has been “spot on,” and with very little rehearsal, we rise to any occasion even if we’re put “on the spot.”

VD: If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why?

OTS: I think we’d be a human body because all of our limbs function semi-independently while all being locked into a single steady beat.

VD: Why do people love you?

OTS: Because we love what we do, and it translates on stage.

VD: How do you keep it fresh?

OTS: By constantly rearranging tunes and playing specifically to each room like a picked-to-order, farm-fresh salad!

VD: What’s the craziest thing you’ve done or your weirdest experience?

OTS: Hmmm … I’d have to say that when we’re together, on the road, playing night after night, getting minimal sleep (usually in strange and random locations), driving long drives, eating random foods, finding fun and mischievous things to do during the days – and loving every minute of it – life in general gets pretty crazy and weird!

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