Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Steve Coleman in Paris, July 2004
Steve Coleman in Paris, July 2004 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Claudia Quintet/Anna Webber (Thursday) Smartly detailed composition and orchestration will be the common denominator in this double bill, featuring a 7 p.m. set by Claudia Quintet, a longtime outlet of the percussionist and composer John Hollenbeck. At 8:15 p.m. Ms. Webber, a saxophonist and flutist, will celebrate the release of “Simple,” a deceptively named trio album featuring Mr. Hollenbeck and the pianist Matt Mitchell. At ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn,; $10. (Chinen)

Steve Coleman at the Stone (through Sept. 28, excluding Monday) Mr. Coleman — a formidable alto saxophonist, composer and bandleader, and a guru among the maverick class of jazz musicians — has embarked on a two-week residency at the Stone. This weekend he’s working 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. Next week he’ll 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,; $15 or $20 per set. (Chinen)

Festival of New Trumpet Music (through Sept. 28) This annual hornucopia shines a light on new works by or for trumpeters, with an unrestrictive relationship to genre. Among the highlights in the coming week is a Saturday-night showcase for Riley Mulherkar, recipient of the festival’s new Laurie Frink Career Grant; he’ll play at 9 p.m. at Cornelia Street Café (29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village) with his own quartet and a brass ensemble called the Westerlies. On Sunday at 8:30 p.m., also at Cornelia Street, Igmar Thomas — who has received another festival honor, the Roy Campbell Jr. Commission — will perform with his group, preceding a 10 p.m. Campbell tribute featuring more than a dozen trumpeters, conducted by Lewis (Flip) Barnes and Dave Douglas. Both shows are $10, plus $10 minimum. And on Monday at Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen Street, Lower East Side), starting at 7 p.m., Eric Biondo, Shane Endsley and Graham Haynes will each perform solo trumpet sets, with electronics; $15. For more information about the festival, visit (Chinen)

Darius Jones (Saturday and Sunday) Mr. Jones, an emotionally and stylistically intrepid alto saxophonist and composer, presents two related bodies of work this weekend. On Saturday he’ll preside over a performance of “The Oversoul Manual” by the Elizabeth-Caroline Unit, a vocal ensemble. On Sunday he’ll play with the band Brigitte’s Baby — Matt Mitchell on piano, Pascal Niggenkemper on bass and Ches Smith on drums — as well as the vocalist Emilie Lesbros. At 8 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, 212-242-4770,; $25, or $20 for students. (Chinen)

Evan Parker (Thursday) Now 70, Mr. 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. He performs a solo recital on soprano saxophone as part of the Interpretations series; sharing the bill is the duo of Earl Howard, on synthesizers and electronics, and J. D. Parran on flutes. (All three musicians are also due to play an improvisation on assorted woodwinds.) At 8 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, near Third Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, 917-267-0363,; $20, or $15 for members and students. (Chinen)

Jen Shyu (Saturday) Ms. Shyu, a vocalist, composer, multi-instrumentalist and dancer of indomitable vision, performs in two settings during this concert, beginning at 9 p.m. with “Solo Rites: Seven Breaths,” a solo performance. At 11 p.m. she presents “Winged Rain in Diamond Light” with Jade Tongue, an ensemble featuring David Binney on alto saxophone, Mat Maneri on viola, Thomas Morgan on bass and Dan Weiss on drums. At 9 and 11 p.m., the Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, fifth floor, at West 27th Street, 212-242-1063,; $22, or $12 for members. (Chinen)

Jesse Stacken and Kirk Knuffke/Ben Holmes and Patrick Farrell (Thursday) Two trumpet-keyboard duos appear on this concert, part of the Sound It Out series: first, at 8 p.m., the pairing of Mr. Stacken on piano and Mr. Knuffke on trumpet, drawing from their fourth duo album together, “Five.” Then at 9 p.m. Mr. Holmes, a versatile trumpeter, teams up with Mr. Farrell, on accordion. At Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, 212-242-4770,; $15, or $12 for students. (Chinen)