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Gallery guests / Lineup for the Art of Jazz Series

Here's a look at the musicians coming to the 10th year of the Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz series at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

8 p.m. Saturday: Cindy Blackman, athletic and nimble drummer who has played with Lenny Kravitz as well as Joe Henderson, Pharoah Sanders, Cassandra Wilson and Hugh Masakela.

8 p.m. Nov. 22: Tenor and soprano saxophonist David Liebman, most famous for his work in the electric Miles Davis bands that were, all in the all, the most experimental groups in Miles Davis' professional life. Liebman has had his own ensembles and came up through the jazz ranks with such venerable musicians as Chick Corea.

3 p.m. Feb. 1: Famously turbanned organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, probably the current maestro of the Hammond B-3 and, of no small importance, one of the most famous current graduates of the music scene in Buffalo. Even more a product of East Side clubs than Grover Washington Jr. once was, Smith has appeared with everyone from such Ray Charles alumni as David "Fathead" Newman to some of the more venturesome young players who record for the Palmetto label.

3 p.m. March 1: The trio of jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller, among the most seasoned, well-traveled and in-demand pianists in current jazz.

3 p.m. March 28: Ted Nash and Odeon, in many ways the most interesting and unusual musicians in the entire series. Saxophonist Nash's group, according to critic Gary Giddins, combines "tango, klezmer, second-line rhythms, impressionism, Ellington voicings, marches, the Near East, the Middle East, the Far East, country music and jazz."

8 p.m. May 2: Singer Kendra Shank with pianist Frank Kimbrough.

-- Jeff Simon

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