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JAZZ | Tom Harrell's "Colors of a Dream"


Trumpet and flugelhorn player extraordinaire Tom Harrell has delighted audiences at two Rochester International Jazz Festivals. When he takes the stage at Hochstein Saturday he'll be joined by a new, all-star band, "Colors of a Dream." The group features bassist-vocalist and four-time Grammy Award winner Esperanza Spalding, who became the first jazz musician to win the "Best New Artist" award in 2011. When Spalding is busy singing some of Harrell's original tunes, bass duties will be handled by Harrell's bassist of 14 years, Ugonna Okegwo. The band also boasts tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw and drummer Johnathan Blake.

Tom Harrell's "Colors of a Dream" performs Saturday, August 23, at Hochstein School of Music, 50 North Plymouth Avenue. 8 p.m. $33-$48, Students: $15.;