Over the course of two decades and more than 30 recordings, Myra Melford has carved out a distinctive niche among creative music’s most respected pianist-composers. Her signature sound skillfully combines early influences such as classical music and the traditional blues piano styles of her native Chicago. Melford will perform original solo pieces based on the drawings of celebrated Sacramento-based artist Don Reich, who is featured in the Crocker’s permanent collection. $6 Museum members, $10 students/youth, $12 nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased at crockerartmuseum.org, the Museum Admission Desk, or by calling (916) 808-1182. Space is limited and reserving tickets in advance is recommended.