Patricia Barber Trio

When: Fri., Oct. 25, 8 p.m. 2013

If jazz had an answer to Joni Mitchell, Patricia Barber would be it. With her smoky alto vocals, introspective lyrics and textured piano lines, Barber’s music is by no means happy, upbeat jazz. That has worked well in her decades-long career as an internationally acclaimed jazz pianist/vocalist. Spokane Falls Community College’s Jazz Presents club brings the Chicago-based Patricia Barber Trio to its campus Friday. Expect to hear many songs from her recently released album Smash.

Laura Johnson

Price: $15-$20