The Mike Casey Trio Photo: Airen Miller
BRIC Jazzfest 2017 will be well underway by now, but one of its best traditions–the three-day-long marathon performance series–kicks off Thursday, October 19 at 7:30pm in the BRIC Arts Media House. An array of jazz ensembles will perform staggered sets on three stages located throughout the building, so you can fill your evening with a variety of sounds from jazz legends and new artists alike. On Thursday, the lineup includes The Mike Casey Trio, Binky Griptite Orchestra, and The Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen. Tickets are $25 if you buy them in advance, and if you can’t make it on Thursday, you should check out the Friday or Saturday shows instead.