When you hear trumpeter Nathan Kay and his excellent quintet rip into a jazz tune, you would never suspect that all five of these musicians are students. And the tunes are so strong, you might think you're hearing an obscure standard. But it really shouldn't be surprising; Kay is an excellent composer, and Eastman School of Music students often go on to become headliners on the jazz scene. Joining Kay at his Bop Shop concert will be Sterling Cozza on piano; Rowan Wolf, saxophone; Andrew Dill, bass; and Matthew Bent, drums.
The Nathan Kay Group plays Sunday, November 19, at Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Avenue. 8 p.m. $10 donation requested; $5 students. 271-3354; bopshop.com.