The Avetts will return.
The Avett Brothers, the popular bluegrass-punk-pop-roots- rock-Americana band from North Carolina, is set to play at the INB Performing Arts Center on Oct. 19, a mere four days after the release of their eighth album, “Magpie and the Dandelion.”
Of course, the Avett Brothers – banjo player Scott Avett, guitarist Seth Avett, double bassist Bob Crawford and touring members Joe Kwon (cello) and Mike Marsh (drums) – were in Sandpoint a few weeks ago, playing at the Festival at Sandpoint. If you missed that show, think of the Oct. 19 gig as a second chance.
Tickets are on sale today at 10 a.m. through TicketsWest. Prices range from $34.50 to $45.
Jazz on the Palouse
The University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival has been awarded a $15,000 grant to help bring jazz legends Benny Golson, Eddie Palmieri and Sheila Jordan to the festival in February.
Golson, a tenor saxophonist, has recorded more than 30 albums and written more than 300 compositions for the likes of Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Quincy Jones, Ella Fitzgerald and John Coltrane. He also wrote for film and television, including music for the TV series “Ironside,” “Room 222,” “M*A*S*H” and “Mission: Impossible.” His jazz standard “Killer Joe” has been featured in “The Simpsons” and the 2004 film “The Terminal.”
Jordan was a member of the vocal trio Skeeter, Mitch and Jean, which worked with Charlie Parker to sing versions of his songs.
Palmieri started playing piano as a child, and by age 13 he was playing timbales with his uncle’s orchestra. In 1961, he formed his band La Perfecta. His style merged salsa, funk, soul and jazz. He has won nine Grammy Awards.
For more information on the jazz festival, visit www.uidaho.edu/jazzfest.