LOW END THEORY at the Paper Box (Oct. 13, 10 p.m.). For over a decade, the weekly Los Angeles club night Low End Theory has been a haven for some of the finest minds in left-field hip-hop and dance music. This weekend, several habitués of that event, including the Gaslamp Killer, DJ Nobody, Daddy Kev and Teebs, will spin tunes in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as part of the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival. It’s likely to be a fun night, and much more affordable than tickets to the West Coast.
WEAVES at Rough Trade NYC (Oct. 17, 9 p.m.). The Toronto indie-rock group Weaves has released two excellent self-titled recordings to date: a bracingly weird EP in 2014, and a more accessible full-length album in 2016. The band’s second album, “Wide Open,” arrived this month, taking further strides toward semi-traditional pop-rock songwriting — but fortunately keeping more than enough of the unpredictable energy that sets Weaves apart. With Tancred.
ANDREW CYRILLE, BEN STREET AND DAVID VIRELLES at Jazz Standard (Oct. 15, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). Thelonious Monk’s influence is an impossible thing to bottle or comprehend, so the Jazz Standard’s approach seems apt: It is commemorating what would have been the pianist’s 100th birthday with a three-week-long kitchen-sink celebration. This show is among the many that you especially shouldn’t miss. Mr. Virelles, a pianist, has Monk’s love for corrosive locomotion, but his playing displays a cleaner grace. When he works with Mr. Cyrille, a drummer and luminary of the jazz avant-garde, it’s the percussion that provides a lot of the engine grease. They have played with Mr. Street, a formidable bassist, since at least 2012, when they all collaborated on Mr. Virelles’s stellar album “Continuum.”
ORRIN EVANS WITH MORGAN GUERIN at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem (Oct. 17, 7 p.m.). Mr. Evans lives a creative life of wily misdirection, all under the guise of a straight-ahead jazz pianist. He pounds the turf in Tarbaby, a caustically experimental trio; on a more traditional jazz gig, he’s liable to break out in gospel-like singing; and soon he’ll join the Bad Plus, that band of raffish jazz-pop instigators. But at 42, he’s also become a reliable mentor and ringleader on the Philadelphia jazz scene, shepherding younger talent and connecting generations. At this concert, part of the Jazz Gallery Mentoring Series at the National Jazz Museum, he will play in a quartet with Morgan Guerin, a full-toned young tenor saxophonist from New Orleans, whose electrified originals are built on lilting balladry and dreamlike crescendos.
GEORGE LEWIS AND STEVE AND IQUA COLSON at the Community Church of New York (Oct. 13, 8 p.m.). George Lewis, a composer and trombonist, literally wrote the book on the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians: His historical tome “A Power Stronger Than Itself” is the authoritative document on this influential collective of composers and improvisers. The association’s New York chapter is mounting weekly shows all month, and this evening Mr. Lewis will present compositions for strings, to be performed by the Mivos Quartet. Earlier in the evening, the association stalwarts and musical power couple Steve and Iqua Colson (he’s a multi-instrumentalist; she, a vocalist) will perform with their band, Continuum, featuring Marlene Rice on violin, Craig Harris on trombone, Santi Debriano on bass and Thurman Barker on drums.
MARTA SANCHEZ QUINTET at the Jazz Gallery (Oct. 18, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). Ms. Sanchez’s compositions are like her piano playing: lush and crisp and warm all at once. They seem to be reminding you that welcoming joy is an act of daring — and cherishing it is hard work. A pianist hailing from Madrid but based in New York, Ms. Sanchez recently released a new album, “Danza Imposible,” featuring a crack ensemble that understands her music well: Roman Filiu on alto saxophone, Jerome Sabbagh on tenor saxophone, Rick Rosato on bass and Daniel Dor on drums. That band appears here in celebration of the record.646-494-3625, jazzgallery.nyc
DAN TEPFER’S ‘ACOUSTIC INFORMATICS’ at Le Poisson Rouge (Oct. 15, 8:30 p.m.). Mr. Tepfer, a pianist of lissome grace, is equally comfortable playing his interwoven jazz compositions or Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations. He has great sensitivity on the acoustic piano, but he can go places with his electric keyboard and laptop, too. And there’s more: Mr. Tepfer, who has a bachelor’s degree in astrophysics, has been working recently with the Yamaha Disklavier CFX, a sophisticated player piano. He programs it with algorithms, so that the instrument responds to his improvisations in real time. That project will be on display at this solo concert.
TROMBONE SHORTY at Terminal 5 (Oct. 13-14, 8 p.m.). Troy Andrews, known as Trombone Shorty, is an ambassador for New Orleans music who’s ready to handle the syncretic impulse that guides both pop musicians and world-class improvisers today. He’s also deeply embedded in the tradition of his hometown, where he comes from a long line of professional musicians. His latest album, “Parking Lot Symphony,” has a strand of melancholic lament that runs through it, putting it in line with the times. But it inherits the lineage of celebratory funk and marching band music from which Mr. Andrews descends. His concerts lean heavily on that tradition.
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