Jeff Spevak's picks for Day 6
08:42 AM, Jun 26, 2013
Supertramp has survived into the 21st century as twin bands of different fathers. Headlining the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival on Wednesday is the version led by Roger Hodgson, who wrote most of the hits, and is the voice on classic rock station. Hodgson (who doesn’t own the name Supertramp and can’t use it on tour) plays at 8 p.m. at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.
Gretchen Parlato, 6 and 10 p.m., Kilbourn Hall. The sassy, thoroughly modern California jazz singer writes a lot of her own material in her third album, Lost and Found, but doesn’t mind reclaiming Simply Red’s “Holding Back the Years” from the ’80s pop-refuse pile. She also likes to spotlight new compositions by young writers.
Soweto Kinch, 6:45 and 8:45 p.m., Christ Church. An alto saxophonist with a hip-hop bent, the London-born Kinch was raised by artsy parents, which might explain diverse skills that seem to bridge high arts with the street. His most recent album, The Legend of Mike Smith, is a sprawling, very interesting rap-jazz exploration of London urban troubles.
Trio Globo with Howard Levy, 6:30 and 9 p.m., Xerox Auditorium.Fans of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones will recognize Levy’s harmonica, here working with piano and cello to create a chamber-world experience.