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SUNDAY

Most people hear the ocean in conch shells. Steve Turre hears jazz. The Saturday Night Live Band trombonist began performing on the outer casings of mollusks after he learned they were played by his Mexican progenitors. Turre’s 12-piece group, Sanctified Shells (featuring sax, piano, bass, trumpet, five trombones, conch players, African percussion, and congas), brings the music of his recent self-titled album to District Curators’ “Outside Jazz” series. Also appearing are go-go Godfather Chuck Brown, who still go-goes with his new jazz band Second Chapter, along with Joseph Bowie’s Defunkt, whose sly funkadelics are huge in Europe—as the screaming German fans on the band’s new live CD prove. (Joseph’s brother, Art Ensemble of Chicago trumpeter Lester Bowie is Defunkt’s special guest.) The show starts at 7 p.m. at Carter Barron Amphitheater, 4850 Colorado Ave. NW. FREE. (202) 783-0360. (Christopher Porter)