Voice Choices

Ed Palermo Big Band

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The saxophonist-bandleader combines perfect pop with eccentric wizardry for the next two nights – think “Hello It’s Me” into “Black Napkins” – when he leads his dynamic 18-piece big band through “Zodd Zundgren,” a promisingly demented mash-up of music by Todd Rundgren and Palermo’s longtime focus, Frank Zappa. Expect brief stopovers in the halls of King Crimson and Paul Simon.

Fri., Aug. 29, 8 & 10 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 30, 8 & 10 p.m., 2014