Trio da Paz and Friends
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Aug. 25-30 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Effervescence comes easily to Trio da Paz, a samba-jazz cooperative consisting of Romero Lubambo on guitar, Nilson Matta on bass and Duduka Da Fonseca on drums. This engagement, a celebration of bossa nova standards, will augment the band with familiar reinforcements: the trumpeter Claudio Roditi, the saxophonist Harry Allen and the vocalist Maucha Adnet.-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes
New Kenny Werner Quintet
Blue Note, Aug. 26-30 at 8 and 10:30 p.m.
The pianist and composer Kenny Werner has put together his share of agile, first-rate post-bop combos, but his lineup in this one is dauntingly strong: Its front line consists of the trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and the saxophonist Chris Potter, while its rhythm team includes the bassist John Patitucci and the drummer Marcus Gilmore.-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes
Gerald Clayton Quintet
Village Vanguard, Aug. 25-30 at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.
Gerald Clayton, a pianist of great touch and soulful exposition, has been doing creative work in the quintet format recently, blending elements of surging post-bop and in-the-pocket soul. This band is built around his longtime rhythm team of Joe Sanders on bass and Justin Brown on drums, and features a front line with Logan Richardson and Ben Wendel on saxophones.-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes
Mario Pavone: ‘Blue Dialect’
Cornelia Street Café, Aug. 30-31 at 8:30 p.m.
The rock-solid yet deeply exploratory bassist Mario Pavone has an excellent new album, “Blue Dialect,” featuring his trio with Matt Mitchell on piano and Tyshawn Sorey on drums. The group draws from the album in this engagement, joined (on Sunday only) by Dave Ballou on trumpet and Ellery Eskelin on tenor saxophone.-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes
Cécile McLorin Salvant and the Aaron Diehl Trio
Jazz Standard, Aug. 25-30 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Ms. Salvant, who turns 26 on Aug. 28, is the most widely and fervently acclaimed jazz singer of her generation, and her musical bond with the pianist Aaron Diehl couldn’t be more finely drawn. She’ll draw here from “For One to Love,” her second album, due out in a couple of weeks; it includes the kind of wry songbook archeology that has become a trademark, along with five originals, approaching the threshold of art song.-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes