Jazz in July
92nd Street Y, July 21-23 and July 28-30 at 8 p.m.
This summer concert series, programmed by the pianist Bill Charlap, takes a fondly nostalgic view of jazz and American songbook traditions. Its final three programs are “Swing a Song of Sinatra,” on Tuesday, with the dynamic singer Kurt Elling; “Jazz & Sondheim, Side by Side,” on Wednesday, with Ann Hampton Callaway on vocals and Steve Wilson on saxophones; and “Benny, Basie & Bucky,” a nod to the Benny Goodman and Count Basie orchestras, featuring Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar, Joe Locke on vibraphone and Sandy Stewart on vocals.-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes
Jeremy Siskind Group
Jazz at Kitano, July 30 at 8 and 10 p.m.
Jeremy Siskind is an astute and sensitive pianist whose new album, “Housewarming,” showcases his skills as an accompanist — for an elite corps of singers including Peter Eldridge, Nancy Harms and Kendra Shank. Those vocalists rejoin him for this one-nighter, which will also feature the multireedist Lucas Pino.-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes
Ben Wolfe Quintet Featuring Nicholas Payton
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, July 30-Aug. 2 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
On his forthright and swinging new release, “The Whisperer,” the bassist Ben Wolfe leads a whip-smart crew: the saxophonist Stacy Dillard, the pianist Orrin Evans and the drummer Donald Edwards. For this engagement the trumpeter Nicholas Payton, another longtime associate, joins as a featured guest.-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes
Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort
Jazz Standard, July 30 through Aug. 2 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m
On her most recent album, “Southern Comfort,” Ms. Carter, the acclaimed jazz violinist, takes a close look at roots music, with a clear emphasis on the African-American experience. She draws from the album in this engagement, with her backup band featuring Marvin Sewell on guitar, Will Holshouser on accordion, Chris Lightcap on bass and Alvester Garnett, her husband, on drums.-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes
Gerry Hemingway at the Stone
The Stone, July 28-Aug. 2 at 8 and 10 p.m.
Mr. Hemingway is a drummer and composer with a gift for illuminating abstract principles, and he has organized his residency at the Stone as a kind of retrospective. Among the highlights of his closing weekend are an 8 p.m. set on Friday with Brew Trio, featuring Miya Masaoka on koto and Reggie Workman on bass; a quartet performance at 10 p.m. on Saturday, with the trumpeter Herb Robertson, the saxophonist Ellery Eskelin and the bassist Mark Helias; an 8 p.m. set on Sunday by Trio New York, with Mr. Eskelin and the organist Gary Versace; and a finale at 10 p.m. on Sunday with BassDrumBone, a long-running trio with Mr. Helias and the trombonist Ray Anderson.-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes
Leo Genovese Quintet
Village Vanguard, July 28-Aug. 2 at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.
An Argentine pianist with a knack for weaving disparate elements into a credible whole, Leo Genovese makes his debut as a leader at the Village Vanguard, leading a band full of excellent musicians he met on the Boston jazz scene: the trombonist Hal Crook, the tenor saxophonist Dan Blake, the bassist John Lockwood and the drummer Bob Gullotti.-- Nate Chinen, NYTimes