Jazz in NYC This Week 

English: Violinist Jenny Scheinman at the Aust...

Source: The New York Times.

JENNY SCHEINMAN’S MISCHIEF AND MAYHEM at Jazz Standard (through Jan. 21, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). Ms. Scheinman takes the violin into jazz, Appalachian folk, experimental rock and many zones between. This weekend at the Jazz Standard she presents Mischief and Mayhem, a quartet that makes experimental music of textural enigma, white-knuckle throb and, occasionally, moments of startling melodic clarity. The expert group features Nels Cline on guitar, Todd Sickafoose on bass and Jim Black on drums.
212-576-2232, jazzstandard.com

ZS, OLIVER LAKE AND MORE at H0L0 (Jan. 25, 8 p.m.). Pouring together no-wave, free jazz and electronic incitement, Zs might be improvised music’s ultimate 21st-century cult group. The band, which has gone through a number of lineup changes, currently features Sam Hillmer on tenor saxophone; Patrick Higgins on electric guitar and electronics; Greg Fox on drums and percussion; and Michael Beharie on electronics. Zs celebrate their 15th anniversary with this show, at a basement space in Ridgewood, Queens. The night will see appearances from a range of other performers, including the master alto saxophonist Oliver Lake and the young cellist Leila Bordreuil.