Singer and producer Jacey Falk has put together a stellar group to celebrate the late jazz icon Lionel Hampton, a pioneer and master of jazz vibraphone and renowned band leader. Doing the honors on vibes will be Jason Marsalis (pictured), youngest of the prodigious Marsalis brothers, an accomplished drummer who in recent years increasingly has shown off his considerable skills on the vibes. The impressive cast also will include Diane Schuur, a first-tier jazz vocalist who likes to flirt with pop and (lately) country, as well as a formidable pianist; saxophonist Red Holloway, who's played big band, bop, blues, and R&B in his lengthy career; trombonist Fred Wesley, famed as James Brown's bandleader and for his work with P-Funk; and pianist Sharp Radway. The big band context includes Hampton orchestra alumni. $50 at 7 p.m.; $40 at 9 p.m.
Mondays, Tuesdays. Starts: Sept. 26. Continues through Sept. 27, 2011