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Tenor sax man Billy Harper and his quintet (Leron Thomas on trumpet, Francesca Tanksley on piano, Clarence Seay on bass and Newman Taylor Baker on drums) will perform April 5 and April 6 at the Up Over Jazz Cafe, 351 Flatbush Ave. at Seventh Avenue in Park Slope.

One of the original members of the Lee Morgan quintet, this European sensation - originally from Texas - will certainly put on a great show. And you may learn something, too, according to Up Over Jazz Cafe owner Bob Myers.

"Billy Harper is an educator at the New School’s jazz studies department," said Myers. "He tells a story when he plays music, gives you the historical significance of what [the quintet’s] playing." Performance times are 9 pm, 11 pm and 12:30 am. Cover charge is $20. For more information, call (718) 398-5413 or visit the Web site

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