Ran­dom Acts

Cuban salsa ensem­ble Son Como Son plays on the open­ing night of the Santa Fe Bandstand con­cert se­ries; JQ Whit­comb and What the What ap­pear in Col­lected Works’ jazz se­ries; Syd Mas­ters and the Swing Riders mosey down to the Santa Fe Bandstand; the Air Nat

Pasatiempo - - PASATIEMPO - — Paul Wei­de­man

The third in a se­ries of four con­certs at Col­lected Works Book­store (202 Gal­is­teo St., 505-988-4226) fea­tures trum­peter JQ Whit­comb and the What the What band at 6 p.m. on Fri­day, July 3. Whit­comb, a Santa Fe na­tive, is a vet­eran of the Copenhagen Jazz Fes­ti­val and of the jazz scene in Shang­hai, where he lived from 2003 to 2010. His song “Al­ways a Rea­son” from Tales of En­chant­ment, a 2014 al­bum by his band Five Be­low, won a New Mexico Mu­sic Award for best jazz song. What the What, with bassist Jon Ga­gan and drum­mer Robby Roth­schild, was formed in 2013. “This group is pretty fo­cused on orig­i­nal com­po­si­tions, mostly by Jon Ga­gan, but we do a cou­ple of my tunes as well,” Whit­comb said. “It’s def­i­nitely more groove-based, more funky than a lot of the other jazz groups that Jon and I are both in. Robby’s per­cus­sion setup is pretty unique, us­ing a ca­jon as well as djembe and a high-hat.” What the What is also the name of a new CD that will be avail­able at the con­cert — sales ben­e­fit ra­dio sta­tion KSFR-FM 101.1. Tick­ets are $15 and can be pur­chased by call­ing the sta­tion at 505-428-1527 and at the door.

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