by Peter Aaron
On Saturday, it’s “Jazz in G’Town,” a special intimate performance by vibraphone great Joe Locke. One of today’s absolute masters of the instrument, Locke has made several fine albums as a leader and lent his lyrical chops to recordings by such figures as Kenny Barron, Freddy Cole, Eddie Henderson, and Grover Washington, Jr. His trio features drummer Jaimeo Brown and bassist Ricky Rodriguez. The show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance.
Here’s Locke live in 2012:
Sunday features the opening of “Masters of Jazz,” an exhibition of the work of photographer Chuck Stewart. The protégé of legendary jazz lensman Herman Leonard, Stewart worked the New York City music scene in the early fifties capturing notable jazz luminaries representing Latin jazz, big band, bebop, cool jazz, and more, as well as bands and vocalists representing rock n’ roll, rhythm and blues, pop, Broadway, film, and television. His evocative portraits include iconic images of John Coltrane, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaugh, and many others. The exhibit will run through May 2.
Both events are being presented by Planet Arts in conjunction with the Jazz in G’Town Project, ARTspace, and Art & Collaboration. For more information, call (518) 945-2669 or visit www.planetarts.org.