March 26. After some time in the fusion wilderness, area keyboardist Pete Levin has lately ditched the synths and landed back where he sounds best—in that great gritty ’n’ greasy jazz-organ groove. His new, self-released CD is the well-named Jump!
, a burning set by his trio featuring young guitar lion Dave Stryker and ex-Miles Davis drummer Lenny White. (The album also boasts percussionist Manolo Badrena, drummer Danny Gottlieb, and late guitarist Joe Beck.) Here, Levin, Stryker, and White make a rare stopover at the Rosendale Cafe before hitting Europe. (Tibet’s Tenzin Choegyal and Nhuchhe Naravan arrive March 4; Mary Gauthier returns March 10.) 8pm. Call for price. Rosendale.
(845) 658-9048; www.rosendalecafe.com