Such was Ray Charles’ influence in the development of musical history that shortly after his death in 2004, an award-winning biopic honored his immense contributions. In addition, many others, such as the Ray Charles Project
, have tried to reproduce and salvage Charles’ work in order to keep his songs alive. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? This jazz-and-blues group performs hits like “I Got a Woman” and “Georgia on My Mind” with vocalists such as Tony Lindsay (of Santana) and bebop saxophonist Kenny Washington. Be a part of the scene when they play Friday, March 30, at the Last Day Saloon. 120 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. $15-$18. 8:30pm. 707.549.5876.