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Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week

PHISH at Madison Square Garden (July 21-23 and 25-26, 7:30 p.m.; through Aug. 6). New York-area fans of Phish are used to seeing that venerable jam band play multiple shows at Madison Square Garden in late December or early January, as it has for six of the past seven years. But this summer, Phish is embarking on a 13-show residency at the Garden, its longest ever, starting on Friday and continuing into next month. As always, the set lists are anyone’s guess, but a good time is more or less guaranteed.
866-858-0008, thegarden.com

RONI SIZE at MoMA PS1 (July 22, 12 p.m.). In the late 1990s, the British D.J. and producer Roni Size was in the vanguard of the fast, funky club genre known as drum ’n’ bass. This year is the 20th anniversary of “New Forms,” the watershed debut album by Roni Size and his group, Reprazent; his performance at the Museum of Modern Art’s Long Island City campus, part of the museum’s Warm Up outdoor music series (which is also celebrating a 20th anniversary), is primed to tap into dance-music nostalgia. The English producer Evian Christ is among the opening acts.
momaps1.org

WENDY WILLIAMS’S ALL-WHITE MIXTAPE BEACH PARTY at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk (July 23, 4 p.m.). The daytime TV host and former New York radio personality Wendy Williams has called in a solid roster of hip-hop stars from the region for this one-day festival on the Coney Island Boardwalk. The headliners include acts that peaked in the 1980s and ’90s (Big Daddy Kane, Naughty by Nature) as well as current hitmakers (Fat Joe and Remy Ma, whose single “All the Way Up” dominated rap radio last year).
800-745-3000, fordamphitheaterconeyisland.com

SIMON VOZICK-LEVINSON

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Before the release of a new album and a memoir, the pianist Fred Hersch will give 12 performances at the Village Vanguard, the first of which is on Tuesday. See listing below.

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AKUA ALLRICH AND THE TRIBE at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (July 25, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). The vocalist Akua Allrich has developed a strong following in her hometown, Washington, D.C., largely thanks to her evocative and electrifying tribute concerts to Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba. She will perform that material here with a familiar group of compatriots from the capital: the pianist Mark Meadows, the alto saxophonist Brent Birckhead, the guitarist Mongezi Ntaka, the bassist Kris Funn, the drummer Corey Fonville and the percussionist Agyei Osei Hargrove.
212-258-9595, jazz.org/dizzys

BROOKLYN RAGA MASSIVE at the Jazz Gallery (July 21, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). The Brooklyn Raga Massive appears here in a not-quite-colossal iteration — just Roopa Mahadevan on vocals; Anjna Swaminathan on violin; and Abhinav Seetharaman on mridangam, a Carnatic percussion instrument. The revolving group of musicians mixes Indian classical with rock and jazz influences, making music that’s elegant, high-energy and broadly relatable.
646-494-3625, jazzgallery.nyc

FRED HERSCH TRIO at the Village Vanguard (July 25-30, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.). Mr. Hersch plays the piano with a scrupulous momentum, especially when he’s with his trio. His solos can be swift and elusive, but they never sacrifice their distinctive lyrical clarity. Next week at the Village Vanguard, he will perform two sets a night with his longtime sidemen, the bassist John Hébert and the drummer Eric McPherson. This run is part of a busy summer: Before it’s over, Mr. Hersch will release both a solo piano album, “Open Book,” and a memoir, “Good Things Happen Slowly.”
212-255-4037, villagevanguard.com

PABLO MAYOR’S EL BARRIO PROJECT at Terraza 7 (July 21, 10 p.m.). There’s no more fitting place than Terraza 7 for a performance by Mr. Mayor’s El Barrio Project, which uses words, music and dance to explore and enliven the culture of Queens’s Colombian neighborhoods. The small but mighty club, wedged between Elmurst and Jackson Heights, is a lively gathering place for Colombians and other Latinos, as well as a broad mix of other Queens residents. Mr. Mayor, a pianist, writes arrangements that draw on salsa, cumbia and large-ensemble jazz; here he performs with Franco Pinna on drums, Jonathan Gómez and Nestor Gómez on percussion, Dave Hertzberg on bass, Danny González on congas, and Eddie Venegas and Alea Jimenez on vocals.
347-808-0518, terraza7.com

TOMOKO OMURA ROOTS QUINTET at the Cornelia Street Café (July 27, 9:30 p.m.). With a clear and sturdy violin attack, and an inventive voice as an improviser, Ms. Omura is a rising talent worth watching. Her 2015 album, “Roots,” brings traditional Japanese songs into a modern jazz context, equipping them with tumbling counterpoint and swiveling grooves. She will play some of that repertoire at Cornelia Street, where she’s joined by a strong ensemble: Jeff Miles on guitar, Glenn Zaleski on piano, Pablo Menares on bass and Jay Sawyer on drums.
212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com

CHRISTIAN SANDS at Jazz Standard (July 27-30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). Mr. Sands, a young pianist, studied under Billy Taylor and has put in years as a sideman with the bassist Christian McBride. That’s about all you need to know in the way of bona fides. What about his sound? On his new album, “Reach,” Mr. Sands drifts comfortably among swinging postbop (“Armando’s Song”), eloquent balladry (“Somewhere Out There”) and backbeat-driven head-bobbing (“Gangstalude”). He appears at Jazz Standard for four nights with Eric Wheeler on bass and Jerome Jennings on drums. On July 29 and 30, he will also welcome aboard the alto saxophonist Antonio Hart and the trumpeter Josh Evans.
212-576-2232, jazzstandard.com

GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO

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