Steven Kendrick, tuba player, local comedian, and host of Winstons Friday-night Ocean Beach comedy shows, was stoked to hear that Banyan would be performing at the club on October 14. Kendrick had filmed the jazz/funk/rock/experimental band (led by Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins) in Austin five years ago. The day of the Winstons show, Kendrick got the opportunity to chat with Perkins and horn player Willie Waldman outside the bar.
One of Winstons bartenders ranked the show in her top five out of all she'd seen in the 16 years she's been there. The highlight for Kendrick was when Waldman invited him up onstage along with a guest saxophonist. The six musicians jammed for about ten minutes, with Kendrick playing a solo on his WWII Army-issue tuba. After the performance, the members of Banyan signed Kendrick's tuba, each of them noting with a chuckle that it was the first time they'd ever signed a tuba.
Banyan returns to Winston's on December 1.