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Whitey Morgan and the 78's
Whitey Morgan and the 78'sPhoto 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.