- Ingrid Laubrock and Tom Rainey play Howland Cultural Center in Beacon on April 26.
April 26. With the aim of presenting top artists in the field of contemporary jazz, the Change of the Century Festival kicked off last month at the magnificent Howland Cultural Center. April's installment includes the Brooklyn-based wife-and-husband duo of saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tom Rainey. Originally from Germany, Laubrock has performed and recorded with Anthony Braxton, Dave Douglas, Kenny Wheeler, Evan Parker, and others. Rainey has been a dominating presence on the New York scene since the late 1980s, working with the likes of Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, Nels Cline, Jane Ira Bloom, Fred Hersch, Andrea Parkins, John Abercrombie, and, most famously, Tim Berne. Prepare for some astonishing explorations. (Bad Touch hits May 31; Ras Moshe's Music Now Extended Unit jams June 29.) 8pm. $15 ($10 students and seniors). Beacon.