When bassist Peter Mack takes the stage at Lovin' Cup with his all-star Macktet, the stars will shine a little brighter. Over the years, Mack has lent his talents to Barry Harris, Lew Tabackin, Eric Alexander, and many more. Pianist Dino Losito, drummer Mike Melito, guitarist Steve Brown, and saxophonist Joe Carello are all among Upstate's finest. And at this performance, the group will be joined by one of New York City's top saxophonists, Ralph Lalama. The three-time Grammy Award-winner has played with everyone from Buddy Rich to Joe Lovano, not to mention recording nine CDs as a leader.
Peter Mack's Macktet with Ralph Lalama will perform Sunday, March 19, at Lovin' Cup, 300 Park Point Drive. 7 p.m. $15. 292-9940; lovincup.com.