A long-running collaboration of jazz scene vets, Fourplay comes to the Keswick Theater tonight. Among the players is bassist Nathan East, who might not enjoy the name recognition as his bandmates – keyboardist Bob James and guitarist Lee Ritenour have long established solo careers, while drummer Harvey Mason has long played in Herbie Hancock’s band – but nevertheleass, East has a long career as a session player for a range of artists: Stevie Wonder to Sting, B.B. King to Babyface, and even Daft Punk. Learn more about East in Shaun Brady’s interview from yesterday and get tickets and information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar.
Bucks County-based tropical electropop outfit Vacationer will celebrate the release of its new LP Relief tonight at Johnny Brenda’s. An album tracing the path of a relationship from beginning to end, it is bittersweet and reflective, but undeniably poppy. Beth Ann Downey is profiling the album all week in Unlocked – follow the series here, and get tickets and information on the show in the XPN Concert Calendar.Johnny Brenda's, Vacationer