For a real taste of jazz in this town, à la NYC-style (the best style, btw), hit up the Lost Leaf any Sunday evening and marinate your ears in the sounds of local quartet Jiggle. The band fronted by founder/bassist Ted Sistrunk and including hot-shot drummer Shaun Lowecki and woodwind players Scott Zimmer and Bryon Ruth nestles itself in a corner of the art bar and plays burning originals that feature notated passages and sections of free improv.
Sun., Feb. 17, 9 p.m., 2008
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