The Philly jazz community lost a highly regarded mentor and educator two years ago when saxophonist Ben Schachter decided to strike out for sunnier climes. A teacher at both Temple and UArts, Schachter influenced many of the young musicians who are now rising through the local ranks before he moved to first Tucson and ultimately San Diego. He’s returning this week for a residency at Temple, but while he’s in town he’ll pick up where he left off on area bandstands as well, reuniting his Re: Trio with bassist Leon Boykins and drummer Matt Scarano. Both men have become integral components of the city’s jazz scene over the past several years, but Schachter spotted ’em first, plucking them out of the Temple program to play his own compositions and eccentric arrangements of jazz classics.
Thu., Oct. 25, 7 p.m., $7, Green Line Café, 4426 Locust St., 215-222-0799, greenlinecafe.com.