Jon Irabagon Festival


Agility is the forte of this increasingly intriguing saxophonist – one of the wiliest in town. Irabagon has no prob opening a can whoop ass during the middle of an muscular extrapolation, but he also appreciates the value of kiss on the cheek. The best part is that he’s convincing with both. This micro fest connects him with myriad improvisers, from pianist Luis Perdomo to bassist Mike Formanek to drummer Barry Altschul. And the unofficial start is the Mostly Other People Do The Killing gig on Wednesday. Yes, they slay.

Aug. 27-30, 8:30 p.m., 2014