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James Polk & Centerpeace

If there’s an Austin jazz musician who needs no introduction, it’s Dr. James Polk. Outside of playing with Lionel Hampton, Hank Crawford, and Ray Charles, among others, he also led James Polk & the Brothers in 1959, inaugurating one of our town’s first integrated bands. He’s since kept ATX jazz alive with James Polk & Company, JAMAD Sextet, Church on Monday, Dr. James Polk Academy of Arts & Technology and, of course, Centerpeace, featuring a three-horn frontline that swings like nobody’s business. Part of Monks’ weekly benefits for Project Safety Net, the show will also be streamed on YouTube. – Michael Toland
Past date: Tue., Oct. 26, 7:30pm
501 Pedernales Ste. 2-E
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