Though known mostly as a folk joint, the Coffee Gallery occasionally hosts jazz bands, too, such as this Friday’s performance by Lit by Fireflies, a quartet (sax, piano, bass, drums) with experience in everything from rock and pop to world music and electronica. They play original tunes as well as striking arrangements of songs from a variety of genres. We have it from reliable sources that they are excellent. Though all the band members have impressive bios, pianist James Raymond is an acquaintance of the site, so naturally we find his particularly impressive, especially that U.S. and European tour he just completed with Crosby, Stills & Nash (who after all these years still resist the Oxford comma). If they’re taking requests, we’d be curious about a jazz rendition of “Wildcat,” though working in the growl might be tricky.
Lit by Fireflies
Friday, October 22nd, 8 p.m.
The Coffee Gallery
2029 N. Lake, Altadena
$15; coffeegallery.com; 626.255.4841