Charleston Jazz Series concert Friday
Acclaimed alto saxophonist Donald Harrison comes to Edgewood Country Club at 8:30 p.m. Friday in a Charleston Jazz Series concert. He's the creator of the Nouveau Swing jazz stile, which blends acoustic swing with modern R&B, hip-hop and reggae.
Harrrison emerged from the 1980s New Orleans jazz scene, which also included the likes of Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr. and Terrence Blanchard. He has nearly two dozen albums to his credit and has been featured in Spike Lee's documentary, "When the Levees Broke" and the HBO drama "Treme."
Tickets are $30. An optional dinner buffet is available from 6 to 8 p.m. for $25. Reservations are required by calling 304-340-1474.
R&B singer Vaughn Anthony in South Charleston Friday
R&B/soul performer Vaughn Anthony plays Woodrow's Place, 244 1/2 Seventh Ave., South Charleston, beginning at 11 p.m. Friday.
Anthony, aka Mr. Everything, recently put out the single "Hold Me Down," featuring his big brother, multiple Grammy Award winner John Legend. He's working on a debut album for later this year and plans to release a mixtape, "Life of a Player," in March. He is signed to Legend's HomeSchool Records, which is also home to R&B singer Estelle, who won a Grammy Award for "American Boy," her 2008 collaboration with Kanye West.
The event is for ages 25 and up. Cover is $10 after 10 p.m. Call 304-400-4814.