Source: The New York Times.
FESTIVAL OF NEW TRUMPET MUSIC at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Sept. 11- 12). Since 2003, the trumpeter Dave Douglas has led the Festival of New Trumpet Music, an ecumenical celebration hitting its 15th year this week, with events on seven straight nights. Highlights include a five-trumpeter conclave on Saturday at the Stone’s glass box at the New School; an award ceremony and panel discussion on Sunday honoring Charles Tolliver, the postbop trumpeter; and this two-night run featuring Keyon Harrold, Marquis Hill and Maurice Brown, trumpeters who mine the fault line between funk, hip-hop and straight-ahead jazz. fontmusic.org
ETHAN IVERSON TRIO WITH RON CARTER AND BILLY HART at Jazz Standard (Sept. 12, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). Mr. Iverson, a pianist, has played in the Bad Plus since 2000. But in December he will leave that trio of louche provocateurs to focus on his own solo career (as both a musician and a writer). He will have more time to explore partnerships like this one, in which he’s joined by two jazz luminaries: Mr. Carter, a bassist and a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, and Mr. Hart, a tonally astute drummer with a thriving career as a bandleader. 212-576-2232, jazzstandard.com
BUTCH MORRIS AND RADICAL BLACK COMPOSITION at Issue Project Room (Sept. 12, 8 p.m.). The cornetist-composer Butch Morris, who died in 2013, is best remembered as the inventor of conduction, a technique in which a conductor guides improvisers in a flow of collective invention. This event includes a panel on his legacy, moderated by the writer Adam Shatz and featuring the critic-musician Greg Tate, the musician-scholars George E. Lewis and Mary Jane Leach, and the multi-instrumentalist Brandon Ross. Mr. Ross will also perform. 718-330-0313, issueprojectroom.org
MATANA ROBERTS: ‘BREATHE …’ at Roulette (Sept. 14, 8 p.m.). The alto saxophonist and narrative artist Matana Roberts has accrued a devoted following over the past seven years, largely thanks to her evocative “Coin Coin” suite, a continuing series of experimental, often operatic compositions investigating her family’s complex history in the American South. At Roulette, Ms. Roberts will debut “Breathe …,” a work of music and visuals that turns her historically minded, revelatory gaze on the militarization of police in the present day, and on the consequences it has wrought across the United States. 917-267-0368, roulette.org