Thurs., June 20, Lloyd Gregory
Crocker Art Museum, 6 p.m., $6-$12
Lloyd Gregory's body of classical jazz guitar work sometimes includes a helping of African or Caribbean stylings and a side of funk. His R&B roots reach far back in the musical family tree. He's recorded with Martha Reeves and MC Smooth and performed with the Dells and Freda Payne. With five acclaimed albums to his name, including his most recent, Gentle Warrior, this acoustic- and electric-guitar master has also served as the musical director for both Jesse James and the Natural Four. As a studio musician, Gregory has played with Klaus Voorman and Joe Sample, and says he now simply makes “music for my friends.” 216 O Street, www.lloyd-gregory.com.