Thelonious Monk

Enfield-Based Band Sfere Spans Generations

The Enfield-based jazz, funk and blues band SFere spans two generations.

Two of its members, Mark Mooney and Dave Choquette, are in their 50s and have been playing music for a long time.

The band's two newest members, Andy Lawson and Frank Payeur, are 24-year-old recent college graduates.

That combination of old and young has been working out, the band members said.

"Younger guys bring a different enthusiasm and a different viewpoint to the band," said Choquette, 59, of Springfield. "There's an enthusiasm that youth has that the older generation loses sight of."

SFere, in its current lineup, has been playing for about a year now. It covers...