Mali Obomsawin. Photo by Abby and Jared Lank

Mali Obomsawin
8 p.m. Friday. Dimensions in Jazz, Portland Conservatory, 28 Neal St., Portland, $20, $15 seniors, $5 students.
Mali Obomsawin is a Portland-based Wabanaki bassist, composer and songwriter known for being part of Americana trio Lulu Wiles. She is releasing the solo jazz album “Sweet Tooth” on Friday. Described as a suite for Indigenous resistance, the album blends Wabanaki stories and songs passed down in Obomsawin’s family. The songs delve into Indigenous life, colonization, love and rage with tunes that criss-cross into blues, jazz, hymns, folk songs and Native cultures. “Sweet Tooth” was made in Portland as well as on an Odanak reservation in Quebec, and it’s a fascinatiing journey of sounds and themes.

Kitchen Dwellers. Photo courtesy of the artist

Kitchen Dwellers & Daniel Donato
8 p.m. Friday. State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, $20 in advance, $25 day of show.
Here’s a chance to see two headliners take the stage in Portland for an affordable price, considering the size of the venue. Kitchen Dwellers put their own twist on bluegrass, folk and rock with a live show that weaves in plenty of stories. The Montana quartet also has a fondness for psychedelia, so expect an enthralling performance. Nashville guitar phenom Daniel Donato started playing when he was 12 and hasn’t slowed down for a single second. He’s created a sound that fuses outlaw country with Grateful Dead-influenced Americana to create something he calls “21st century cosmic country.”

Jason Yeager. Photo by Chris Drukker

Jason Yeager
6 p.m. Saturday Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland, no cover, donations accepted.
Here’s a chance to see acclaimed pianist and composer Jason Yeager in an intimate space as he marks the release of “Unstuck in Time: The Kurt Vonnegut Suite.” He’ll be joined by bassist Fernando Huergo and drummer Jay Sawyer. The new album features 11 compositions that capture, through music, the intricacies of the celebrated “Slaughterhouse-Five” and “Cat’s Cradle” writer who once longed to be a jazz pianist.

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