San Diego’s vibrant jazz community includes some of the biggest talents on the planet, an embarrassment of riches still underappreciated. To prove the point, one of the area’s leading lights, flautist Holly Hofmann, is set to release Low Life, her 12th album, with a CD release show Tuesday, May 6, at 7 p.m. at the Scripps Research Institute Auditorium. She’ll be joined by an all-star cast of backing musicians, including pianist Mike Wofford, guitarist Anthony Wilson, bassist John Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton. Jazz aficionados are likely already aware of Hofmann’s musical charms, but fans of other genres will find much to enjoy in her music, which include melodies within her instrumental songs that touch on pop, soundtrack and classical elements.
• Holly Hofmann: Tuesday, May 6, at 7 p.m. at the Scripps Research Institute Auditorium, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive. www.hollyhofmann.com See the entire live music calendar at ljtoday.com.