Young man with a horn: Brian Wingard Quartet
Jazz both cool and hot happens at the Museum Hill Café (710 Camino Lejo), when the Brian Wingard Quartet takes the stage on Friday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m. Tenor saxophonist Wingard makes music with Chris Ishee, piano; Andy Zadrozny, bass; and John Trentacosta, drums. On his website, Wingard, an Ohio native, relates how he caught the saxophone bug after seeing the shiny instruments filled with levers and buttons in a parade as an eightyear-old. Three years later, his mother finally gave in and bought him a tenor sax, and he went on to study with alumni of the Duke Ellington and Count Basie orchestras and earn a bachelor’s degree in jazz studies from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. In 2005 he moved to New Mexico, where he has worked with trumpet star Bobby Shew, veteran clarinetist Eddie Daniels, and many other jazz musicians. The Aug. 14 concert is presented by the Santa Fe Music Collective. Admission is $25. Call 505-983-6820 or see www.santafemusiccollective.org. — P.W.