Here’s a handful of highlights from Jazz Week. For complete listings, go to www.jazzboston.org.
BENEFIT FOR NEW ORLEANS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY MUSICIANS’ VILLAGE | Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass Ave, Boston | April 21 at 8 pm | Max Weinberg, Phil Wilson and the Rainbow Band, Henri Smith & Nat Simpkins, Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet.
THE MAKANDA PROJECT | Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Road, Newton Center | April 21 at 8 pm | A tribute to one of Boston’s greats, Makanda Ken McIntyre, with John Kordalewski, Salim Washington, Charlie Kohlhase, Kurtis Rivers, Sean Berry, Josiah Woodson, Robert Stringer, John Lockwood, and Yoron Israel.
TRIBUTE TO JIMMY GIUFFRE | Rutman’s Violins, 11 Westland Ave, Boston | April 24 at 7:30 pm | Saxophonist Allan Chase, guitarist John Damian, and bassist Bob Nieske play the music of the pathbreaking saxophonist/composer and long-time New England Conservatory professor.
CREATIVE NATION CONCERT SERIES | Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge | April 25 at 7 pm | The first of three nights organized by the exciting guitarist Eric Hofbauer and his Creative Nation label finds him playing solo guitar; that’s followed by a set with his trio, Industrious Noise.
“PERSPECTIVES ON JAZZ: JAZZ WEEK, THEN & NOW” | Boston Public Library, Copley Place, Boston | April 27 at noon | With Arni Cheatham, Ron Gill, Mark Harvey, Marianne Solivan, and Bob Young.