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Jazz and blues around Tacoma: Bryan Lynch, Jimmy Vivino and Bobby Shew

There are plenty of jazz and blues to choose from this weekend in Tacoma, as three different shows highlight featured soloists and bands.

On Friday (April 10), two-time Grammy winner Bryan Lynch fronts the UPS Jazz Band, presenting his versatility across Latin, bebop and hardcore jazz. The show opens with physical comic Henrik Bothe, acclaimed by radio personality Garrison Keillor. 7:30 p.m. Blue Mouse Theater, 2611 North Proctor, Tacoma. $8. pugetsound.edu.

On Saturday, Immanuel Presbyterian’s monthly Blues Vespers will feature guitarist Jimmy Vivino, music director of late-night TV show “Conan,” along with Mark Riley and Paul Green. The performance is a fundraiser for the church’s 2016 Habitat for Humanity Guatemala build. 7 p.m. Immanuel Presbyterian, 901 N. J St., Tacoma. Donations encouraged. 253-627-8371, ipctacoma.org.

And on Monday, jazz trumpeter Bobby Shew will offer a free clinic followed by a show with Rich Wetzel’s Groovin’ Higher Orchestra at Tacoma Community College. Free clinic from 4-5 p.m., with the show at 7:30 p.m. $10 advance/$15 at door. Auditorium in Building 2, TCC, 6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma. 800-838-3006, bobbyshewandrichwetzel.bpt.me.

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