Eight Gigs: Charlie Hunter Quartet

Sat., Dec 17., 10 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $18-$20

2708 J Street, www.charliehunter.com.

Charlie Hunter is known for his prowess on the seven- and eight-string guitar. It’s pretty amazing to see him kick out both bass lines and guitar melodies simultaneously. His music is a kind of bluesy funk-jazz with some Latin infusion and plenty of improvisation. Currently touring as the Charlie Hunter Quartet, his bandmates Bobby Previte (drums), Kirk Knuffke (cornet), and Curtis Fowlkes (trombone) complement Hunter’s expertise with their own talents, creating a frolicking jaunt out of some serious jazz. The outcome is highly enjoyable music that is a delight to the ear.