Native Houstonian Eric Harland brings his latest project, Voyager, to the Wortham Theater Center for a night of fiery jazz. The world-class drummer, who graduated from Houston's own High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, leads an all-star group of musicians including fellow Houstonian and saxophonist Walter Smith III and guitarist Julian Lange. Voyager is all at once composed yet explosive, drawing from obvious early 20th century jazz influences, proving that modern jazz does not have to be unapproachable to the casual listener. Harland and Smith both shine on frenetic tracks like ''Treachery,'' which builds to a crescendo after drawing the listener in at a slow boil.
8 p.m. 500 Texas. For information, call 713‑524-5050 or visit dacamera.com. $35 to $65.
Fri., April 19, 8 p.m., 2013