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Celebrating the music of Hawaiian jazz vibraphone and marimba participant Arthur Lyman, An Night of Exotica with the Nathan Hubbard Ensemble (above), takes place at Dizzy’s on Feb. 4. Percussionist Hubbard has put collectively an all-star group, together with pianist Ed Kornhauser, bassist Mack Leighton, and drummer Julien Cantelm to carry out Lyman’s mix of world rhythms, jazz, and lounge music. The night time’s program will embody an entire studying of 1958’s basic “Taboo” album, with extra deep cuts from Lyman’s in depth discography. Anybody accustomed to his songs will marvel that this manufacturing is even attainable, however Hubbard and firm are among the many finest gamers on the town, with an actual ardour for the music. Exotica and Tiki followers particularly will love this efficiency, however jazz aficionados will even discover a lot to take pleasure in.

Nathan Hubbard – Tribute to Arthur Lyman: Saturday, Feb. 4 at Dizzy’s, 1717 Morena Blvd. 8 p.m. $20.


The Essence of Tango, happening on Feb. 4 at Baker Baum Corridor, is a program highlighting the historical past of tango music. Beginning with its beginnings within the early 1900s in Buenos Aires, the night time will embody basic works from composers similar to Gardel, Mores, and Piazzolla. In the meantime, the night will even showcase the present state of the music, with the debut of a brand new composition, courtesy of one of many night time’s performers, bassist Andres Martin. Different musicians collaborating will embody Gregorio González (baritone), Beth Ross Buckley (flute), David Buckley (violin), and Dana Burnett (keyboard), with an extra highlight on the music’s rhythmic facet, that includes dancers Carolina Jaurena and Marcelo Mesa.

The Essence of Tango: Saturday, Feb. 4 at Baker Baum Corridor at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Middle, 7600 Fay Ave. 7:30 p.m. $35 – $95.

The duo of guitarist Jim Patton and Enrique Platas carry out on the Athenaeum on Feb. 6 as a part of their weekly Monday Lunchtime live performance collection. The pair have performed with a variety of artists over time, together with a stint with award-winning Celtic-influenced group, Skelpin, but it surely’s when in duo mode that the pair actually excels. Patton’s virtuoso Spanish guitar taking part in will impress, however Platas can be a surprise to observe, a blur of movement and rhythm. The pair are virtually symbiotic of their taking part in, accenting one another’s performances with the type of talent that solely comes from many years of performing collectively.

Jimmy Patton and Enrique Platas: Monday, Feb. 6 on the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Midday. Free.

Anybody seeking to hit the dance flooring this weekend ought to try Bobby Detroit, acting at Beaumont’s on Feb. 10. The four-piece combo performs funky blues and soul with an eclectic mixture of songs that may embody something from Stevie Marvel’s “I Want” to Dangerous Firm’s “Movin On,” with some James Brown thrown in for good measure. The band manages an enormous sound for a four-piece group, with wonderful preparations of the songs. Anybody searching for a pleasant soundtrack to a Saturday night time out will need to try Bobby Detroit’s music.

Bobby Detroit: Friday, Feb. 10 at Beaumont’s, 5662 La Jolla Blvd. 9 p.m. $10.

For R&B followers, The Valentine Tremendous Love Jam, happening at Pechanga Enviornment on Feb. 11, lives as much as the “tremendous” a part of its identify. Readily available will likely be a seven-artist invoice set to incorporate soul icons, The Isley Brothers, in addition to the Eighties-Nineteen Nineties hitmakers Ginuwine, Blackstreet, Colour Me Badd, The Jets, Deniece Williams, and Atlantic Starr. All are nicely value listening to, however the prime choose goes to The Isleys, who’ve been releasing nice music since 1957, most not too long ago, 2022’s hit album, “Make Me Say It Once more, Woman.” With a slew of classics starting from “Twist & Shout” to “It’s Your Factor” to “This Previous Coronary heart of Mine” of their repertoire, wherever they dip into their catalog for the night time’s setlist is certain to show up gold.

Valentine’s Tremendous Love Jam: Saturday, Feb. 11 at Pechanga Enviornment, 3500 Sports activities Enviornment Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $45.50-$150.

Blues singer Earl Thomas performs at Humphrey’s Backstage Reside on Feb. 12, alongside Sister Leola for a Gospel Brunch. Thomas’ latest return to dwell efficiency after a prolonged sabbatical finds the gifted vocalist in full flight, backed by a five-piece band, with three backing singers, together with Sister Leola. It’s a terrific present, filled with conventional songs similar to “Will the Circle be Unbroken,” spiritually uplifting, and a whole lot of enjoyable. Much more so than in his blues exhibits, Thomas’s storytelling expertise actually shines on this setting.

Earl Thomas and Sister Leola Gospel Brunch: Sunday, Feb. 12 at Humphrey’s Backstage Reside, 2241 Shelter Island Drive. Midday. $40.

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