PETER APFELBAUM AND NEW YORK HIEROGLYPHICS (Sunday) Mr. Apfelbaum, a saxophonist and pianist, formed his African-inspired Hieroglyphics Ensemble more than 20 years ago in the Bay Area. Here he presents, among other things, a suite called “Aural Histories — Nine Lives,” featuring the Malian vocalist Abdoulaye Diabate. At 7:30 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 796 0741, lepoissonrouge.com; $20. (Chinen)
CREATIVE MUSIC STUDIO CELEBRATION (Friday) From the early 1970s to the mid-’80s, the Creative Music Studio — established by the vibraphonist Karl Berger and the vocalist Ingrid Sertso in Woodstock, N.Y. — served as a base station for much of the era’s jazz-related experimental music. This benefit for the studio’s recorded archives spotlights both founders, along with Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra and a pair of prolific saxophonist-composers, Anthony Braxton and John Zorn. At 7:30 p.m., Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, (212) 864-5400, symphonyspace.org; $35, $25 for members. (Chinen)
JOE FIEDLER TRIO (Wednesday) Revisiting music from his sparse but arresting recent album “The Crab” (Clean Feed), Joe Fiedler, a versatile trombonist, digs in with the bassist Lindsay Horner and the drummer Mike Sarin. At 8 p.m., Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (347) 422-0248, barbesbrooklyn.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)
TOMAS FUJIWARA AND THE HOOKUP (Saturday) Mr. Fujiwara, a drummer with extensive credits in the contemporary avant-garde, features his own compositions in a group stocked with penetrating improvisers: the trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, the tenor saxophonist Brian Settles, the guitarist Mary Halvorson and the bassist Danton Boller. At 9 p.m., Jalopy Theater, 315 Columbia Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn, (718) 395-3214, jalopy.biz; $15. (Chinen)
DANIEL LEVIN QUARTET (Monday) Demonstrating an impressive breadth of texture and contrast, the cellist Daniel Levin comes well prepared for a career in jazz’s contemporary avant-garde. He has enlisted equally skilled partners here: the alto saxophonist Rob Brown, the bassist Peter Bitenc and, as on all three of his albums, the vibraphonist Matt Moran. At 9:30 p.m., Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (347) 422-0248, barbesbrooklyn.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)
BOBBY PREVITE CONSTELLATIONS ENSEMBLE (Tuesday) Inspired by a series of transcendent small paintings made during World War II, “The 23 Constellations of Joan Miró” is an ambitious multimedia undertaking of the drummer and composer Bobby Previte. First performed in Europe in 2004, it makes its American debut here, with Mr. Previte working alongside insightful musicians like the multireedist Ned Rothenberg, the harpist Zeena Parkins and the keyboardist Wayne Horvitz; Christian Muthspiel conducts, and the actor David Patrick Kelly reads text from Miró’s contemporaneous correspondence. At 7 p.m., Winter Garden, World Financial Center, West Street, south of Vesey Street, Lower Manhattan, (212) 945-0505, worldfinancialcenter.com; free.
JENNY SCHEINMAN (Tuesday through Thursday) As a violinist and composer, Ms. Scheinman often goes for rustic charm, but she never tempers her exploratory instincts. With this engagement she celebrates the release of an excellent new album, “Crossing the Field” (Koch), which features Jason Moran on piano; rounding out the group here are the bassist Greg Cohen and the drummer Rudy Royston. (Through Nov. 2.) At 9 and 11 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, (212) 255-4037, villagevanguard.com; cover, $25, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)