Jazz Listings From The New York Times

English: Yahya Abdul-Majid of the Sun Ra Arkestra

From NYTimes.com:

Theo Bleckmann at the Stone (Tuesday through June 21) A vocalist of inventive instinct, Theo Bleckmann has organized his residency at the Stone as a kaleidoscopic self-portrait. Among the early highlights are an 8 p.m. set on Tuesday with the pianist Uri Caine, putting a new twist on Schumann’s “Dichterliebe”; an 8 p.m. set on Wednesday featuring Mr. Bleckmann’s own compositions with a first-rate band, as on a forthcoming ECM release; and a 10 p.m. set on Wednesday featuring Refuge Trio, a collective with the drummer John Hollenbeck and the pianist Gary Versace. Tuesday through June 21 at 8 and 10 p.m., The Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com. (Chinen)

Matt Mitchell Quartet / Devin Gray’s Relative Resonance (Saturday) For its 100th show, the Sound It Out concert series presents two young bands of sound experimental temperament. The pianist Matt Mitchell leads his quartet — with Chris Speed on clarinet and tenor saxophone, Chris Tordini on bass and Dan Weiss on drums — in previewing material from a double album due this fall. And Mr. Gray, a drummer, celebrates the release of “Relative Resonance,” with Mr. Speed, Mr. Tordini and the pianist Kris Davis. At 7:30 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, 212-242-4770, greenwichhouse.org. (Chinen)

Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit (Saturday) An astute Norwegian drummer with sprawling avant-garde credentials, Paal Nilssen-Love combines intellect and brawn in this 11-piece electroacoustic ensemble, stocked with fearless fellow improvisers like the trumpeter Thomas Johansson and the saxophonists Klaus Holm and Julie Kjaer. Drawing partly from a rambunctious three-CD boxed set, “Erta Ale,” released last year, the band appears here to kick off a two-week North American tour. At 8 p.m., First Unitarian Congregational Society, 116 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights, issueprojectroom.org. (Chinen)

Eivind Opsvik’s Overseas (Wednesday) Mr. Opsvik is a Norwegian bassist with a deep connection to songlike melody, as he demonstrates with his flagship band, featuring Tony Malaby on saxophones, Jacob Sacks on piano, Brandon Seabrook on electric guitar and Kenny Wollesen on drums. (The group appears as part of the Sound It Out series.) At 7:30 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, 212-242-4770, greenwichhouse.org. (Chinen)

Red Hook Jazz Festival (Sunday) This proudly grass-roots festival takes place on two consecutive Sundays in a community garden near the industrial Brooklyn waterfront. Highlights of the first installment include Trio X, featuring Joe McPhee on saxophone and trumpet, with the guest violinist and vocalist Rosi Hertlein; a pair of trios led respectively by the guitarist Ben Monder and the keyboardist Shai Maestro; and the Alon Nechushtan Quintet, featuring the tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin and others. (Also on June 21.) From 1 to 6 p.m., Urban Meadow, at President and Van Brunt Streets, 917-751-9347, facebook.com/redhookjazzfestival. (Chinen)

Sun Ra Arkestra (Sunday) Led by the irrepressible alto saxophonist Marshall Allen, 91, this repertory outfit carries on the cosmic avant-gardism of its namesake with all the necessary gusto. The band is presented here (as part of the Northside Festival) by the Brooklyn label Northern Spy; the opening acts are PC Worship and Shilpa Ray. At 8 p.m., Rough Trade NYC, 64 North Ninth Street, at Kent Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 800-745-3000, roughtradenyc.com. (Chinen)