Monday night offers a chance to hear world-class jazz live on a nice spring night. Does it get any better? Depending on your musical preferences, seeing hot jazz music in the comfy surroundings of Salt Lake Cityâ€™s Sheraton is as good an option as comes around.
The finale of the Jazz at the Sheraton 2010-11 season, Regina Carter brings her brilliant violin skills into town along with her four-piece backing group as they tour behind â€œReverse Thread.â€
The 2010 release is a compilation of African field tunes played in the jazz vein with non-jazz instruments such as the kora and the accordion. This looks to be a great night of music. Tickets remain on sale and start at $30.
And a side note, not only is this the finale of the 2011 season, itâ€™s the finale of this music series at its current address. Word came down Friday that the series will resume next fall at the Capitol Theater.
If reggaeâ€™s your thing, you can get a heaping dose on Tuesday at The Depot when Stephen Marley swings through town. He played at the Wanee Festival down in Florida earlier this month and reportedly offers up a large batch of his dadâ€™s songs. If you donâ€™t know who his dad is by now, Iâ€™m not going to spell it out and I feel sorry for you. Really. Here's a clip of Stephen playing "Mind Control."
Also this week, Tobacco hits the Urban Lounge on Monday night. Tobacco is a member of Black Moth Super Rainbow. This is his side project. Music starts at 10 p.m.
Also at the Urban this week is the rap double bill of Dead Prez and Shad on Wednesday night.