Miguel Zenón

7. Miguel Zenón :: Visionary alto-saxophonist and composer Zenón has earned a MacArthur Fellowship while exploring the roots music of his native Puerto Rico. He and his quartet join the NEC Jazz Orchestra for a rare performance of his extended multi-media piece Identities Are Changeable: Tales from the Diaspora. :: February 22 :: Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston :: 8 pm :: $15 :: 617.585. 1260 or necmusic.edu/jazz

8. Dominque Eade & Ran Blake :: One of the finest singers in jazz teams up with her legendary mentor for an evening of standards and originals as a belated CD-release party for last year's Whirlpool. :: February 27 :: Scullers, DoubleTree Guest Suites Hotel, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston :: 8 pm :: $20 :: 617.562.4111 or scullersjazz.com

Kurt Rosenwinkel

9. Kurt Rosenwinkel :: The guitar god returns to town with a new album, Star of Jupiter (Wommusic), and his great band: keyboardist Aaron Parks, bassist Eric Revis, and drummer Justin Faulkner. :: March 6 :: Regattabar :: 7:30 pm [$28] + 10 pm [$25] :: 617.395.7757 or regattabarjazz.com

10. Charles Lloyd New Quartet:: The septuagenarian sage of sax, flute, and the cosmos will release a new duet album with pianist Jason Moran, Hagar's Song (ECM), and come to town with a quartet that includes Moran, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Eric Harland. :: March 21 :: Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St, Cambridge :: 8 pm :: $30-$65 :: 617.482.6661 or celebrityseries.org


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