Jazz Fest Day 8: Spevak's picks
03:14 PM, Jun 28, 2013
Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus presents the ’70s arena guitar rocker in a slightly different light, as he’s joined by bluesman Robert Cray and former Eagle Don Felder. The 8 p.m. show is at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.
Youn Sun Nah and Ulf Wakenius, Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. A star in her native South Korea and now Europe, particularly her part-time home of Paris, Nah is a singer of astonishing versatility. She’s accompanied by the equally intriguing Wakenius, who was the guitarist for Oscar Peterson near the end of his career.
The James Hunter Six, East Avenue and Chestnut Street Stage, 9 p.m. A free outdoor show with the English crooner who will remind you of Sam Cooke.
Gregory Porter, Kilbourn Hall, 6 and 10 p.m. In a festival dominated this year by female singers, here’s a guy who’s really got the pipes. The two-time Grammy nominated Porter writes a lot of his own material, much of its socially thoughtful, including a look at the 1960 Detroit riots, “What?”
Ben Taylor, The Little, 7 and 9:15 p.m. He has the thoroughbred lineage (dad is James Taylor, mom is Carly Simon), and he is a singer-songwriter. But now 36, Ben Taylor has been taking his time to develop his own “kung folk” style.