JAZZ ALLEY: Bela Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm
from Earshot Jazz: Banjo’s back in a classic jazz band on Bela Fleck (banjo), Marcus Roberts (piano), Rodney Jordan (bass) and Jason Marsalis’s (drums) Across the Imaginary Divide. Blind Floridian pianist Roberts says, “It was a lot of fun working with Bela on this project. He has a limitless imagination.” Fleck is a tireless music adventurer, bringing the banjo from his own groups to bluegrass superstar groups to Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer to his recent travelogue Throw Down Your Heart (2008), searching out the African origins of the instrument. Showtimes are 7:30pm, 9:30pm, Thursday-Saturday, and 7:30pm, Sunday, at Jazz Alley. Admission is $40.

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Greta Matassa Student Showcase
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

NEW ORLEANS: Ham Carson Quintet
114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 7:00pm

155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, (425) 454-2776, 6:00pm

11425 Rainier Ave S, 206-772-6891, 6:00pm

COPPER GATE: Jon Alberts, Jeff Johnson & Tad Britton
6301 24th Ave NW, 206-706-3292, 8:00pm

ROYAL ROOM: The Jelly Rollers and All-Star Guests
5000 Rainier Avenue South, 206-906-9920, 8:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Closed for remodel
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

BARCA: Phil Sparks / Adam Kessler Trio
1510 11th Avenue, Seattle, (206) 325-8263, 9:00pm

VITO’S: Jimmie Herrod and Friends
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695

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