Eight Gigs: Maz

Thu., Oct. 20, 8 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $17.50-$20

2708 J Street, www.facebook.com/mazsongs.

As a core “fam” member of the uber-ensemble Snarky Puppy, trumpeter Mike “Maz” Maher has played with many famed musicians (Snoop Dogg and Justin Timberlake, to do some name dropping) and crossed many genres of music (jazz, funk, global, eclectic, improvisational); it makes sense he would want to carve out a little something something for himself. His band, Maz, debuted its first EP in 2012, and a new album comes out in October this year. His silky-smooth vocals take center stage with funky, jazzy songs that groove and pop.