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Sunday music picks: Austin Jazz Festival, Bad Veins

Peter Blackstock
pblackstock@statesman.com

Editor’s note: This article was originally published May 24, 2014

Austin Jazz Festival at the Backyard. New to the local festival circuit this year is this gathering of about two dozen acts representing a variety of jazz-based genres. The headliner, Grammy-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum of Memphis, is well-known to local audiences from his long tenure in Houston and frequent Austin visits. Pianist Jeff Lorber, sax players Everette Harp and Jessy J, and San Antonio flute player Althea Rene help fill out the lineup, along with locals including Courtney Sanchez, Pamela Hart and Tameca Jones. The event benefits the East Austin Music Academy’s efforts to provide intensive music instruction for children in grades K-6. $30-$75. Noon. 13742 Bee Cave Parkway. austinjazzfest.com. — P.B.

Also: The Austin Federation of Musicians wraps up its monthlong Planet K Free Concert Series at the Bullock Texas State History Museum with a 6 p.m. show by the Floyd Domino Band, featuring guest guitaristRedd Volkaert, and the Howard Kalish Experience. … The free weekly KUTX Live Music Series at Uncle Billy’s features indie pop duo Penny & Sparrow. … Also on the afternoon free tip: The debut performance by the CGB Band, a new outfit featuring singer-songwriters Colin Gilmore, Graham Weber and Bonnie Whitmore, is at 2 p.m. at Gingerman. … Ohio indie rockers Bad Veins play the indoor stage at the Mohawk with Sounds Del Mar.