Jazz Listings From the New York Times

Billy Bang
Cover of Billy Bang

In NYTimes.com:

Gerald Cleaver Group (Friday) Jean Carla Rodea on vocals, Dave Ballou on trumpet, Andrew Bishop on reeds and Chris Lightcap on bass. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village , (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

The Group Re-done (Saturday) The Group, active in the mid-1980s, was an avant-garde concern featuring the trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah, the alto saxophonist Marion Brown and the violinist Billy Bang, along with a rhythm section anchored by the drummer Andrew Cyrille. Its revival here features all of the above except Mr. Brown, who died in October and to whom this concert is dedicated. Augmenting the original members are Bob Stewart on tuba and D. D. Jackson on keyboards. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue, at Jefferson Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn , (718) 398-1766, sistasplace.org; $20 with reservations, $25 at the door. (Chinen)

Angelica Sanchez / Jesse Stacken / Michael Bates (Thursday) Douglass Street Music Collective, 295 Douglass Street, near Third Avenue, Brooklyn , 295douglass.org; $10 suggested donation. (Chinen)

Ken Thomson and Slow/Fast (Friday) A multireedist with a high profile in new-music circles — as a leader of Gutbucket and the Asphalt Orchestra and a central figure in the Bang on a Can festival — Mr. Thomson has a new album, “It Would Be Easier If” (Intuition), that draws a bead on his own chamber-jazz compositions. At 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, 124 Henry Street, Brooklyn Heights , (718) 624-3770, musicatfirstsite.com; $10. (Chinen)

Nate Wooley Quintet (Wednesday) At 8 p.m., Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn , (347) 422-0248, barbesbrooklyn.com; $10 cover. (Chinen)

Enhanced by Zemanta