Mark Anderson is a former member of Molasses, an Ashland-based band.

Mark Anderson

Jazz trombonist Mark Anderson from the San Francisco Bay Area will be joined by drummer Tom Freeman, guitarist Steve Elmer, tenor saxophonist Daryl Fjeldheim, pianist Dal Carver and bassist David Miller at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Avalon Bar and Grill, 105 W. Valley View Road, Talent.

Local jazz fans may recall Anderson as a member of Molasses, a band based in the '70s and '80s in Ashland. Freeman and Elmer also were members of that group.

Anderson presents tunes from a palette of standards, bebop and Latin music.

The trombonist has performed with a number of jazz heavyweights, including Grammy winners Ray Charles, Arturo Sandoval and Randy Brecker. He also is a recording engineer, producer and the director of music technology at Foothill College in Los Altos Hill, Calif.

Cover is $8. Reservations are recommended. Call 512-8864.

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