GENERATIONS: Dominique Eade shares a double bill with her former students, Lake Street Dive, at Scullers on October 21.
KURT ROSENWINKEL | October 8-9 | Rosenwinkel — along with regular collaborators Mark Turner, Aaron Parks, and Brian Blade — is at the forefront of a movement among young jazz players who are bringing the flavors of contemporary pop into their original compositions. And, oh yeah, he's also a monster guitarist. His new trio disc, Standards Trio Vol. 1: Reflections (Word of Mouth), with bassist Eric Revis and drummer Eric Harland, is due September 29. He'll bring Revis and drummer Rodney Green to the Regattabar. | Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St, Cambridge | 7:30 pm [$25] + 10 pm [$22] | 617.395.7757 or www.regattabarjazz.com
RANDY WESTON | October 12 | The Brooklyn-born pianist and composer, now 83, fell under the spell of Thelonious Monk early on, and he established himself with '50s standards like "Little Niles" and "Hi-Fly." He then transformed his music with extended sojourns to Africa. Dedicated to Monk on the occasion of what would have been his 92nd birthday (October 10), this solo-piano concert is presented by the Pennsylvania-based World Piano Summit. As a curtain raiser, illustrator Maciek Albrecht will show a short animated film based on Monk's "Epistrophy." | Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville | 7:30 pm | $19-$34 | 617.625.5700 or www.somervilletheatreonline.com
DOMINIQUE EADE + LAKE STREET DIVE | October 21 | As a part of New England Conservatory's 40th anniversary celebration, the wonderful singer Dominique Eade shares a double bill with a band comprising her former students, Lake Street Dive. Like their teacher, LSD blur genres (they have declared their love of British Invasion), and they boast a lead singer, Rachael Price, who also moonlights as one of the best of Boston's next generation of jazz vocalists. Eade's band will include stellar backing from NEC fellow faculty: drummer Billy Hart, guitarist Brad Shepik, and bassist John Lockwood. | Scullers, Double Tree Guest Suites Hotel, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston | 8 pm | $18 | 617.562.4111 or www.scullersjazz.com
WAYNE SHORTER | October 24 | Ask adventurous young jazz-band leaders about influences and just about all of them will name the current Wayne Shorter Quartet, with pianist Danilo Pérez, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Brian Blade. The line-up represents an especially fruitful late flowering for the now 76-year-old master, pushing the relationship between composition and free improvisation into new realms of risk. At this NEC anniversary event, Shorter and his band will play a set before joining forces with the NEC Sinfonia. | Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston | 8 pm | $45–$65 | 617.585.1260 or necmusic.edu/jazz40
TAYLOR HO BYNUM | October 25 | The exciting cornettist and composer — a former member of the Fully Celebrated Orchestra and Anthony Braxton's bands — released Madeleine Dreams (Firehouse) on September 15, with his SpiderMonkey Strings ensemble. But he brings a brand new band, with saxophonist Jim Hobbs, low-brass player Bill Lowe, bassist John Hébert, and drummer Gerald Cleaver, to the Boston Center for the Arts. | Calderwood Pavilion, 539 Tremont St, Boston | 3 pm | free | 617.587.4622 or www.bcaonline.org