Most people who watch NBC's Parks And Recreation know Ron Swanson's alter ego Duke Silver. The suave jazz saxophonist serenades Pawnee citizens by night with his “lush jazz landscapes.” The way his mustache tickles the reed produces a sound that gives the privileged listener a “This is why I have ears!” moment.
But Ron is not alone when it comes to a love for jazz. In fact, Pawnee's own Perd Hapley from “Ya' Heard? With Perd” plays with his jazz group every Sunday night, right here in Los Angeles! Find out where below.
This is no joke. Jay Jackson (who plays Perd), is an accomplished jazz recording artist. He was trained at the prestigious LoDuca Brothers Music Academy, and is a well-respected member of the local scene. Jackson's set list consists of original songs he wrote and arranged himself, with a healthy dose of classic jazz favorites. He's also a human encyclopedia when it comes to jazz, giving out detailed histories of the songs he plays.
You can catch the Jay Jackson & The Kurt Szul Trio every Sunday at Industry Cafe & Jazz in Culver City (6039 Washington Boulevard). We heard Perd, and we like.