This smooth-stylin' rhythm ‘n' blues vocalist ("For You," "Never Too Busy") kicks off a national tour July 11 at the Trustees Theater, co-headlining with the Canadian-born Deborah Cox ("Nobody's Supposed to Be Here").
Lattimore, who's cut two collections of romantic R&B with his wife, singer Chante Moore, recently put out the album Timeless, on which he covers songs made famous by the likes of Al Green, Donnie Hathaway, Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye.
The concert is a fundraiser for the Mauldin Scholarship Endowment fund at SCAD. Listen & learn: www.kennylattimore.com, www.deborahcox.com. At 8 p.m. July 11 at Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. $12 for SCAD community members with valid SCAD IDs; $20 for the general public; $75 for Gold Donor-level tickets, which provide exclusive VIP seating and entrance to the post-show reception at Red Gallery.
From Cocoa Beach, Fl. (the land of I Dream of Jeannie, if that says anything) comes this relentless and lyrically-profane hardcore twosome: Poly-dextrous electric bassist Adam Safer (a Savannah native) and powerhouse drummer Steve Caglianone, making a fierce electric racket that's still resonating from their last trip to Sav-town. "It takes most bands at least four people to make as much noise as we do," they tell us on their Myspace page. "Check us out. You might like it. If not...oh well." Listen & learn: www.myspace.com/wwwjewopcom. At 11 p.m. Saturday, July 11 at the Jinx, 127 W. Congress St. Age 21 and older.
HOWARD PAUL QUARTET
Jazz guitarist Howard Paul, a resident of Savannah and a longtime mainstay of the area jazz scene, is the house guitarist at the Jazz Corner, and headlines with the other members of his Trio (George Sheck and Billy Hoffman) several weekends per year. This is one of those weekends - and the special guest is Savannah-based fluegelhorn and trumpet player Kirk Lee. It'll be a swingin,' Savannah-centric weekend. At 8 p.m. July 10 and 11 at the Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. $10.
Tybee Island's resident folk/jazz acoustic artist recently released Thinking Out Loud, her fourth CD, which finds her continuing her emotional exploration into matters of the heart. Breathy and brazen, swinging and sexy, Spillane gooses the blues, country and plain old Joni-esque folk music into something extraordinary. "I don't know what it is in the water down south," said one online reviewer of Thinking Out Loud, "but they produce quality female singers. Listen & learn: www.janspillane.com. At 8 p.m. Saturday, July 11 at the Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St. $8.