Bird Hall, U of L
$5-$15; 7:30 p.m.
Jeff Coffin is a musician’s musician, gaining prominence as a Flecktone and saxophonist for the Dave Matthews Band, all while pursuing his own projects and conducting clinics. Coffin is enthused about his colleagues, including bassist Felix Pastorius (“He’s absolutely his own bass player … incredible”), trumpeter Bill Fanning, keyboardist Chris Walters, and drummer Roy “Futureman” Wooten (“Hearing him on the drumset takes him home; every night Bill and I stand to the side and just say, ‘Wow!’”). Coffin says, “My biggest influences have been the people I’ve played with.” Coffin is committed to education, working with youth, “helping to inspire them, and it’s also important for me to give back.” His concerts “are all over the board — we may do a New Orleans tune, straight-ahead, Gypsy, funk …” —Martin Z. Kasdan Jr.