Pat Mallinger Quartet

Dec. 29
9 p.m.

Almost every Saturday night (well, technically, Sunday morning) Pat Mallinger is onstage playing his saxophones and flute at the Green Mill in Chicago with Sabertooth, the midnight to 5 a.m. house band at the venue since 1992. But the St. Paul native is home for the holidays and this particular Saturday he’s hooking his quartet book of tunes up to stalwarts of the Twin Cities scene, including drummer Phil Hey, pianist Mary Louise Knutson, and the peripatetic bassist Chris Bates.