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Alex Jenkins celebrates new CD at Luna’s

Alex Jenkins Trio with Gerry Pineda on bass, Jenkins on drums and Jacam Manricks on alto and soprano saxophones.
Alex Jenkins Trio with Gerry Pineda on bass, Jenkins on drums and Jacam Manricks on alto and soprano saxophones. USEPA

Drummer and composer Alex Jenkins celebrates the release of his latest recording, “Jumping Ship,” with a special performance Saturday, Oct. 24, at Luna’s. Jenkins has a special affinity for global rhythms and textures that gives his music expansive qualities particularly in the open-trio format he has with the veteran bassist Gerry Pineda and Australia/New York transplant Jacam Manricks on alto and soprano saxes and alto flute. The band gives Jenkins’ seven originals heat and soul that their live performance will no doubt echo. Tickets are $10 for 8 p.m. show. Guitarist Ross Hammond opens with a solo set. Luna’s Cafe 1414 16th St., Sacramento. Information at 916-441-3931; www.lunascafe.com; www.alexdrums.net

Marcus Crowder

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