Carl Grubbs Jazz/String Ensemble, A Tribute to Baltimore

Philadelphia-born, Baltimore-based saxophonist Carl Grubbs first came to this city in 1980 and since then has been heavily involved in performing and composing jazz as well as teaching jazz. His style, a considered and careful flutter, can be found on a number of recordings over the past 30 years or so, and he is a frequent collaborator with the similarly unconstrained Lafayette Gilchrist. Most recently, he has been performing “Inner Harbor Suite Revisited,” originally developed for piano, bass, drums, percussion, and vocals. It has since incorporated strings and turned into a heartening combination of jazz and classical. On Sunday night, Grubbs will perform the piece in a musical tribute to Baltimore. 7 p.m. July 17, Maryland Institute College of Art, Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave., artscape.org, free. (Brandon Soderberg)

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