Music notes

The Poor Man’s Jazz Band is back in action, playing original pieces and covering the likes of Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk and John Coltrane. The band will conduct a three-venue recording session this weekend, beginning at the Zephyr Lounge Thursday night at 9 p.m., moving on to Reno Jazz Club Saturday night at 9 p.m. and ending at Esoteric Coffeehouse Sunday afternoon from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. (The Esoteric show will be in conjunction with an opening reception celebrating the artwork of Bruce Lindsay, also Poor Man’s lead vocalist.) … Jen Scaffidi has has stepped down as host of the Zephyr Lounge’s Artists’ Playroom after hosting it for the past year. The Playroom will now have several hosts, including Nick Ramirez, Rory Dowd and Eric Stangeland, who will emcee the night on a rotational basis.