Guitarist Larry Koonse is just as comfortable soloing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra as he is playing with jazz greats like Lee Konitz and Charlie Haden or pop stars like Rod Stewart and Linda Ronstadt. Not only will his fingers be racing over the fret board at the Eastman School of Music's Jazz Café, he'll also be a guest of Trio East (drummer Rich Thompson, trumpeter Clay Jenkins, and bassist Jeff Campbell plus pianist Harold Danko) when the group records a new CD at Kilbourn Hall on Thursday. (8 p.m., October. 16. $10.)
Eastman Jazz Café with Larry Koonse takes place Friday, October 17, at the Sproull Atrium in the Miller Center, 25 Gibbs Street. 10 p.m. $10. 274-1100; larrykoonse.com.