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Music news & notes from down in the Willamette valley
Whitey Morgan and the 78's. Photo by Trask Bedortha.
Whitey Morgan and the 78's. Photo by Trask Bedortha.

The Jazz Station has three big nights of brass in a row. Beginning 7:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 9, with Zero Gravity presenting a folk tribute of the “Afro-origins of bebop in the spirit of John Coltrane,” continuing 8 pm Friday, Jan. 10, with the Adam Harris Quartet exploring the lesser known legacy of saxophonist Stan Getz (of “The Girl from Ipanema” fame) and concluding 8 pm Saturday, Jan. 11, with the Tony Glausi Sextet playing standards (Victor Young, Duke Ellington, Kenny Dorham, Horace Silver) and originals.

 

Speaking of jazz — it’s Jazz Month at LCC. Catch the Lane Jazz Ensemble and Lane Small Jazz Combos 5 pm Friday, Jan. 10, at LCC’s Ragozzino Performance Hall. Later this month at Ragozzino, the Oregon Jazz Festival kicks it up a notch 7:30 pm Jan. 24 and 25, featuring the LCC and UO Jazz Ensembles and special guest band Kneebody — a jazz-rock quintet of The Bad Plus-persuasian.  

 

New all-ages music venue The Boreal hosts its inaugural show — a benefit event to recoup some of the costs of opening the space — 8 pm Friday, Jan. 10, at 450 W. 3rd Ave; $3. Local bands Southtowne Lanes, Martian Manhunter, Arrows and Stones, Best Friends, Skeeve and This Patch of Sky will play. In other all-ages music venue news, indie bookers Behavior Castle have found a permanent home at Paper Moon Photo Studio at 543 Blair Blvd. Rockers Chain and The Gang (see music) play Paper Moon Jan. 12 and lo-fi dream rockers La Luz are on the docket for Feb. 3.

 

Don’t miss: the old-timey Americana sweethearts of Red Molly 8 pm Jan. 10 at Cozmic; banjo master and singer Danny Barnes 8:30 pm Jan. 10 at Axe & Fiddle; throwback garage rockers Hong Kong Banana 9:30 pm Jan. 10 and honky tonkers Whitey Morgan and the 78’s 9 pm Jan. 12 at Sam Bond’s.