Mike Stern

Guitarist Mike Stern grafts elements of rock, blues, soul and more to his jazz foundation. For this show he brings in artists from around the globe, from New York saxophonist Bob Franceschini to Cameroon, West Africa bassist Richard Bona. Add drummer Dave Weckl, one of the greatest living drummers today and you’ve got a recipe for some heavy-weight jazz. BEN MORROW

Tue., Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., 2011