After graduating from the Eastman School of Music, saxophonist Tom Christensen played with many top big bands. Currently a member of The Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, he has also performed with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra and Ryan Truesdell's "The Gil Evans Project." But he's no jazz snob, also having shared the stage with Cheap Trick, Aretha Franklin, and Diana Ross.
Eastman Jazz Café with Tom Christensen takes place Friday, February 12, at the Sproull Atrium in the Miller Center, 25 Gibbs Street. 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. $10, free with UR ID. 274-1100; esm.rochester.edu.