- Billy Strayhorn
February 12. Titled "The Ellington Effect: A Centennial Tribute to Billy Strayhorn," this celebration of the music and life of Duke Ellington's right-hand man—composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger Billy Strayhorn—will present five emerging young jazz talents in concert at Bard College's sonically and visually glistening performance venue, the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. Sponsored by Catskill Jazz Factory, the band will be led by saxophonist Caleb Curtis (Walking Distance) and also includes trumpeter Alphonso Horne, trombonist Mike Fahie, bassist Adam Cote, and pianist Jeremy Siskind. (The Orchestra Now performs Bruch and Mahler February 13-14; Dante's Inferno blazes February 26-29.) 8pm. $40. Annandale-on-Hudson. (845) 758-7900; Fishercenter.bard.edu.