When he began a career in the brave new world of New Wave, Joe Jackson, Saturday, December 9, at the Paramount Theatre, seemed poised for long-term success in the vein of equally iconoclastic contemporaries like Elvis Costello and Graham Parker. But Jackson's subsequent and frequently hard-to-peg meanderings into ska, jump-swing jazz and full orchestral works left most fans lost in the shuffle. Fresh from August's radio-industry showcase in Boulder, Jackson comes to the Paramount with a full performance of his newest release, Night and Day II. It's an effective sequel to 1982's seamless package of Cole Porter-styled piano pop, complete with a guest appearance by the equally elusive Marianne Faithfull. Jackson will also be at the Tattered Cover in LoDo on Friday, December 8, reading from his book A Cure for Gravity.
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene each week with music news, trends, artist interviews and concert listings. We'll also send you special ticket offers and music deals.