Though he lived and played amidst giants such as John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, saxophonist Joe Henderson was considered one of the best jazz musicians of his era. While musicians admired his lyrical and powerful style, his unassuming personality kept Henderson from reaching the highest public profile.
The Mystic Order of the Jazz Obsessed (MOJO) spotlights the deferential master on Monday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. at Gulf City Lodge (601 State St.). Saxophonist Rebecca Barry leads a combo of guitarist John Cochran, bassist Tom Latenser and drummer Jimmy Roebuck in saluting Henderson.
Entrance is $15, $12 for students/military and $10 for MOJO members. Entrance includes a light jambalaya dinner and a cash bar is available.
For more information, call 251-459-2298 or go to mojojazz.org.
Neil Simon classic in Fairhope
In the 1940s, teen brothers Jay and Arty watch their father head into traveling sales as they move in with their stern grandmother and Aunt Bella. They also meet shady Uncle Louie, who looks to be on the lam.
Absent-minded Bella has a new romance and her own secret schemes. And Grandma’s secret stash of cash? The boys, Louie and Bella all have designs on it.
The classic play “Lost in Yonkers,” penned by recently departed Neil Simon, won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize and ran for 780 performances on Broadway. It also became a 1993 film brimming with A-list talent.
Theatre 98 (350 Morphy Ave., Fairhope) stages this classic Oct. 19-28. Friday and Saturday curtain is 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee is 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $18, $12 for students, available online at theatre98.org.
For more information, call 251-928-4366.
New talent from older hands at Via!
For over five years, Lynne Weeks has taught art to interested senior Mobilians at Via! Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center (1717 Dauphin St.). Their work is on display in a new show where a spotlight is cast on the art of A. David Marshall.
Marshall is a West Coast native whose work in the entertainment industry earned him numerous Eddie and Emmy award nominations. He bagged an Emmy in the 1970s and 1990s, retired early, then learned the violin, went to college and began sailing, a pastime that brought him to Mobile, where he’s been highly active, volunteering in the Azalea City arts scene.
The show is free and open to the public. For more information, call 251-478-3311 or go to via.publishpath.com.
In the Oct. 10 piece on Sophiella Gallery, Artifice mistakenly swapped the name of proprietor Clark Kelly for his brother, Charles. Clark assured us Charles is neither involved in Sophiella nor married to Clark’s wife, Kim. It’s an arrangement all prefer.
My apologies. I could blame the mistake on cough medicine but it’s more likely my middle-aged brain.
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