'The All Night Strut'
This musical celebration of the 1930s and '40s is filled with jazz, blues, bebop and American standards that weave together the work of songwriters Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer and Charlie Parker. Look for such songs as "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "Minnie the Moocher," "Lullaby of Broadway," "It Doesn't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" and more, played by a four-piece band led by music director Mike Wilkins. The show previews Thursday, April 20, opens Friday, April 21, and runs through June 25 at Oregon Cabaret Theatre, corner of First and Hargadine streets. Reservations for dinner or brunch are available by calling 541-488-2902. Preview tickets are $25. Tickets for other shows are $25 or $39.
Allison Scull and Victor Martin
The guitar and saxophone duo will perform a mix of jazz, blues and folk at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see www.dancinvineyards.com.
NW Dance Project
This Portland-based contemporary dance troupe, directed by Sarah Slipper, performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. The Oregonian calls the troupe "truly world class." Tickets are $27, $30 or $33, $10 for age 18 and younger, and can be purchased online at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.
Left Edge Percussion
Southern Oregon University percussion ensemble Terry Longshore, Bryan Jeffs, Greyson Boydstun, Jared Brown, Joseph Tierney, Andrew Wright and Keven Younker will present "Headed Downtown," a program of music that embraces tonality and minimalism music by such "downtown" composers John Cage, Steve Reich and others of the 1960s, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the SOU campus in Ashland. The music is a reaction to the "uptown" music of such 12-tone composers as Arnold Schoenberg and Milton Babbitt. Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors, and can be purchased online at oca.sou.edu/box-office or by calling 541-552-6348. Students get in free.
Little River Band
This Australian band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Look for "Lonesome Loser," "Take It Easy on Me," "Cool Change," "Lady" and other hits. The Fret Drifters and Amber Ratcliff will open the show. Tickets are $25 or $35 and can be purchased online at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000. All proceeds will benefit Use Your Gift Foundation.