Grammy Award winner and Miles Davis disciple Kenny Garrett
, one of the top alto saxophonists around, brings his quartet — and a vibrant and cerebral sound — to the Lawrence High School auditorium (1901 Louisiana). The performance is the highlight of this second day of the 33rd-annual KU Jazz Festival, presented by the University of Kansas School of Music. (The event begins Friday with headliner Carl Saunders on trumpet and the KU Jazz Festival All-Star Big Band, under the direction of Gene Aitken.) Tonight's event begins at 7:30 with trombonist Paul McKee and KU Jazz Ensemble I, under the direction of Dan Gailey, plus a performance by a college group to be named earlier in the day. Admission costs $15, $10 for students and seniors. (The prices and time are the same for Friday's concert.) For more information, see kujazzfestival.com
or call 785-864-9751.
Fri., March 5, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., March 6, 7:30 p.m., 2010