Jazz Listings From The New York Times

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From NYTimes.com:

Jane Ira Bloom: The Night Skywriting Trio (Sunday) Ms. Bloom, among the leading soprano saxophonists in jazz, has long been a devotee of the cosmos; her Night Skywriting Trio has performed commissioned, site-specific work in planetariums. The setting will be more contained in this one-nighter, but the music will stay expansive, with the help of the bassist Mark Dresser and the drummer Jerry Granelli. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $15 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Steve Coleman at the Stone (Tuesday through Sept. 28, excluding Sept. 22) Mr. Coleman — a formidable alto saxophonist, composer and bandleader, and a guru among the maverick class of jazz musicians — is about to embark on a two-week residency at the Stone. In his first week he’ll work strictly with Five Elements, his trademark band, featuring Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet, David Bryant on piano, Miles Okazaki on guitar, Anthony Tidd on bass and Sean Rickman on drums. (His second week will also augment the group with members of Talea Ensemble and percussionists from Cuba and Brazil.) At 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $15 or $20 per set. (Chinen)

Festival of New Trumpet Music (Wednesday through Sept. 28) This annual hornucopia shines a light on new works by or for trumpeters, with an unrestrictive relationship to genre. The festivities begin next week with two nights of up-and-coming trumpeters, handpicked by a former member of that society, Jeremy Pelt. The lineup on Wednesday will feature groups led by Carlos Abadie, Kirk Knuffke, Leon Jordan Jr. and Theljon Allen; Thursday’s players are Paul Williamson, Steve Fishwick, Nadje Noorduis and Keyon Harrold. For more information about the festival, visit fontmusic.org. Starting at 7 p.m., Smoke, 2751 Broadway, at 106th Street, 212-864-6662, smokejazz.com; $9 cover. (Chinen)

Phil Haynes & No Fast Food (Friday) Led by Mr. Haynes, a drummer, No Fast Food is a trio inspired by a spirit of collectivism and by the intrepid ethos of the 1970s. The band’s other members are Dave Liebman, on saxophones and flute, and Drew Gress, on bass; this booking comes on the heels of a representative double album, “In Concert.” At 8 p.m., ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, shapeshifterlab.com; $20. (Chinen)

Joseph Jarman’s 77th Birthday Celebration (Sunday) Mr. Jarman, a multireedist and spiritual guide hailing from the first wave of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, will turn 77 this weekend, a joyful cause for the dozen or so musical celebrants gathered here. Among them are the pianist Adegoke Steve Colson, the multi-instrumentalist Douglas Ewart, the drummer Thurman Barker and the guitarist John Ehlis. At 7:30 and 9 p.m., ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, shapeshifterlab.com; $15. (Chinen)

Oliver Lake Big Band (Saturday) Oliver Lake, a multireedist and composer with acres of experience in the self-sustaining avant-garde (he was a founder of both the Black Artists Group in the 1960s and the World Saxophone Quartet in the ’70s), reconvenes a version of the band heard on his steamrollering recent album, “Wheels.” At 8 and 10 p.m., Iridium Jazz Club, 1650 Broadway, at 51st Street, 212-582-2121, theiridium.com; $30, with a $15 minimum. (Chinen)

Mat Maneri and Lucian Ban New Quintet (Saturday) The violist Mat Maneri and the pianist Lucian Ban have an established rapport — last year they released a lovely and restive duo album, “Transylvanian Concert” — that forms the pliable core of this ensemble. But the rest of the group is also serious; along with the tuba player Bob Stewart, it includes the saxophonist Tony Malaby and the drummer Billy Mintz. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Evan Parker (Friday through Sunday, Wednesday) Now 70, the saxophonist Evan Parker has spent more than four decades in the British avant-garde, metabolizing the ideas of free jazz and perfecting his own strategies of sound, which skew atonal but often subversively lyrical. This weekend he concludes a residency at the Stone, connecting with partners like the band Rocket Science (Friday) and the percussionist Milford Graves (Saturday). Next Wednesday, as part of the Sound It Out series, he plays duos with the guitarist Joe Morris, whose approach is as intuitive and uncompromising as his own. At 8 and 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, thestonenyc.com; $20 or $25 per set. Wednesday at 8 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, 212-242-4770, greenwichhouse.org; $20, or $15 for students. (Chinen)

Odean Pope, Pharoah Sanders, James Carter, Geri Allen & More (Friday through Sunday) The subtitle of this all-star summit could well have been “Saxophone Vesuvius,” given the shared aesthetic proclivities of Mr. Pope, Mr. Sanders and Mr. Carter. How they’ll manage not to blow one another off the stage is an open question going into this engagement, which will be recorded for a live album. What’s not in question is the responsive agility of their rhythm section, consisting of Ms. Allen, the bassist Reggie Workman and the drummer Jeff (Tain) Watts. At 8 and 10:30 p.m., Blue Note, 131 West Third Street, Greenwich Village, 212-475-8592, bluenote.net; $35 and $45 cover at tables, $20 and $30 at the bar, with a $5 minimum. (Chinen)

Vinnie Sperrazza (Sunday and Thursday) “Apocryphal,” the new album by this drummer and composer, follows an appealing agenda of postgenre modernity, blending the discipline and dynamic of jazz with the vibe of experimental rock and ambient music. His partners, on the album as on these two appearances, are the alto saxophonist Loren Stillman, the guitarist Brandon Seabrook and the bassist Eivind Opsvik. Sunday at 7 p.m., Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, 347-422-0248, barbesbrooklyn.com; $10. Thursday at 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)