Michael Owcharuk is a very talented and entertaining local pianist who has collaborated with almost all of the leading figures in our productive and accomplished jazz scene. His play has an experimental edge that’s coupled with a strong sense of swing. As with many of the city’s trained musicians, he received his education at Cornish College of the Arts, and names Bill Evans and Miles Davis as big influences. Tonight at Vito’s, you can expect to hear jazz mastery—jazz with musical meat—at an excellent venue. (Vito’s, 927 Ninth Ave, vitosseattle.com, 9 pm, free)

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Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer: Jan 13-Feb 14 at Bagley Wright Theatre
Part theater, part revival, and all power, this one-woman show will have your head nodding and hands clapping!