THE BLOOM FESTIVAL (Thursday) This monthlong series, running every Thursday and Friday night in June, turns the spotlight on female instrumentalists, and specifically those upholding against-the-grain ideals. First is the drummer Allison Miller, leading a trio called Boom Tic Boom, which includes the violinist Jenny Scheinman and the bassist Todd Sickafoose. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Tea Lounge, 837 Union Street, near Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (718) 789-2762, tealoungeny.com; suggested donation, $10 to $20.
BOBBY PREVITE AND THE NEW BUMP (Saturday) On his atmospherically groovy recent album, “Set the Alarm for Monday” (Palmetto), the drummer Bobby Previte leads a rugged band with the tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin, the vibraphonist Bill Ware and the bassist Brad Jones. The same cast reconvenes here, shortly after the midnight hour. At 12:30 a.m., Blue Note, 131 West Third Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 475-8592, bluenote.net; cover, $8, with a $5 minimum.
PHAROAH SANDERS (Friday and Saturday) The tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, one of the most significant survivors of 1960s free jazz, has never stopped imbuing his performances with the tone of a spiritual quest. At 8:30 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton, (212) 581-3080, birdlandjazz.com; cover, $35 and $45, with a $10 minimum.