ASTORIA — The Astoria Jazz Festival presents a plethora of jazz offerings Friday through Saturday.
The festival kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday night at the Bridgewater Bistro with the Equinox, a jazz trio comprised of coastal jazz mainstay guitarist Dave Drury with Todd Pederson on bass and Shelley Loring Barker on flute.
The trio “take their audiences on a musical tour that personifies modern, standards and contemporary jazz.” Performances include several of Drury’s original compositions.
The evening continues with the Mike Metzer Trio at WineKraft at 7 p.m. Metzner is on keyboard with Luke Ydstie on bass and Cooper Trails on drums.
Then on Saturday saxophonist R.J. Marx and guitar/vocalist John Orr play songs from the American Songbook, swing, bebop and modern jazz at the Moose Lodge at 6 p.m.
The King Louie Pain Organ Trio headlines the event at 8 p.m. Saturday at KALA. Tickets are $18.50 in advance at libertyastoria.showare.com or $20 at the door.
The jazz festival is co-organized by Bruce Watts and Ron Craig.
For more information, visit astoriajazzfestival.com