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Saxophonist Oliver Lakes makes a Sacramento stop

The protean saxophonist and composer Oliver Lake comes back through Sacramento next week under the aegis of guitarist Ross Hammond and his Nebraska Mondays improvisational music series at Luna’s Cafe.

Lake, a co-founder of the long running World Saxophone Quartet, has always been an avant garde leaning player with multi-genre interests, creating projects with artists including musicians Bjork, Lou Reed and A Tribe Called Quest, poets Amiri Baraka and Ntozake Shange, and choreographers Ron Brown and Marlies Yearby.

Lake performs in a trio with Hammond and bassist Lisa Mezzacappa. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29; Luna’s Cafe, 1414 J St.; $15 all ages. (916) 441-3931;

On Sept. 30, Lake hosts a clinic and masterclass at Gold Lion Arts. 2733 Riverside Blvd. 7 p.m.; Open to all ages and levels; $15.