ARTS Pick: Ku-umba Frank Lacy

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Jazz musician Ku-umba Frank Lacy started out on piano at age 8, and 50-plus years later he is the master of multiple instruments, with trombone as his forté. Lacy’s impressive career includes stints as a composer, arranger, vocalist, conductor and physicist, as well as hundreds of collaborations with everyone from Joe Tex in the ’70s and New Edition (with a young Bobby Brown) in the ’80s to currently leading the Mingus Big Band. The Charlottesville Jazz Society welcomes his trio, 10³²K, featuring Andrew Drury on percussion and Kevin Ray on bass.

Thursday, August 24. $10-15, 7:30. Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 Fourth St. NW. 249-6191.