VALENTINE’S DAY VILLAGE OF LOVE at Music Hall of Williamsburg (Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.). Indie musicians of all stripes are coming together to raise money for Planned Parenthood of New York City. Among the highlights for this benefit show: the garage-punk band Reigning Sound, Eleanor Friedberger of the art-pop outfit Fiery Furnaces, and the singer-songwriter Gary Lucas. The event also features D.J. spots by the punk musician Ian Svenonius and the producer Jonathan Toubin.
718-486-5400, musichallofwilliamsburg.com

THE WOOD BROTHERS at Webster Hall (Feb. 10, 8 p.m.). The bassist Chris Wood is perhaps still best known as a member of the jazz-funk trio Medeski Martin & Wood, but for the last 13 years, he has been playing with his brother, Oliver, a guitarist, in this more traditional roots-rock group. The Wood Brothers’ earliest work skewed more acoustic, yet with the recent addition of the drummer Jano Rix, the trio’s tunes have become imbued with electric blues and rock ’n’ roll. Expect this show to be a celebration, of sorts: Chris recently resumed performing in concert after an emergency surgery in October. With T Sisters.
212-353-1600, websterhall.com

KEVIN O’DONNELL

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The multi-instrumentalist Brandon Ross will begin a six-night residency at the Stone on Tuesday. See listing below.

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Jazz

THE BAYLOR PROJECT at the Blue Note (Feb. 13, 8 and 10:30 p.m.). Jean and Marcus Baylor are a married couple whose buoyant, convivial music unites gospel, jazz and R&B. Ms. Baylor, a vocalist, was one half of the 1990s neo-soul group Zhané; Mr. Baylor started drumming in church and went on to work with jazz stalwarts like the Yellowjackets and Cassandra Wilson. “The Journey,” their debut album as the Baylor Project, includes a few old standards, as well as several of the couple’s own compositions. In celebration of the record’s release, the Baylors appear here with Keith Loftis on saxophones, Freddie Hendrix on trumpet, Shedrick Mitchell on piano and Yasushi Nakamura on bass, with backing vocals from Stephanie Fisher and Voices of Inspiration.
212-475-8592, bluenote.net/newyork

KEITH JARRETT at Carnegie Hall (Feb. 15, 8 p.m.). The regnant solo piano improviser of the last 50 years, Mr. Jarrett recently released “A Multitude of Angels,” a set of four unaccompanied concert recordings. With a lapidary touch, Mr. Jarrett ranges from Romantic pastiche to Coplandesque major harmonies to runs of boisterous swing, often in one free improvisation. He is known for unsportsmanlike behavior on the bandstand (coughs from the audience have led him to stop a concert halfway through). But his rare concerts are worth attending just the same.
212-247-7800, carnegiehall.org

JOSH LAWRENCE at Smalls (Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.). Mr. Lawrence, an upstart young trumpeter from Philadelphia, has a new recording due next month, “Color Theory,” full of bustling, warm-blooded postbop. This music is perfect for the basement at Smalls, where swinging, horn-driven jazz can seem to course through the walls. For this gig, Mr. Lawrence’s band includes the pianist Orrin Evans and the drummer Anwar Marshall, both from Philadelphia, as well as the alto saxophonist Caleb Curtis and the bassist Luques Curtis (no relation).
646-476-4346, smallslive.com

RADICAL JAZZ: A SOUTH AFRICAN MODEL FOR RESISTANCE AND REVOLUTION THROUGH MUSIC at Strand Book Store (Feb. 10, 7 p.m.). In South Africa, especially during the 1970s and ’80s, music was a unifying force in the resistance against apartheid. At this event, hosted by Think Olio, the New School professor Sean Jacobs will discuss the relationship of South African jazz to political resistance. Then a sextet will offer experimental renditions of famous South African tunes by the likes of Mongezi Feza and Zim Ngqawana. The band features three South African musicians — the trumpeter Lesedi Ntsane, the saxophonist Abraham Mennen and the drummer Kesivan Naidoo — and two New Yorkers, the bassist William Parker and the percussionist Dan Kurfirst.
212-473-1452, strandbooks.com

BRANDON ROSS at the Stone (Feb. 14-19, 9 p.m.). If you’ve got a stringed instrument of any kind, let Mr. Ross play it: He’s sure to coax out some kind of unnameable beauty. Primarily a guitarist, he also plays the banjo, taisho harp and soprano guitar. In the coming week Mr. Ross will be in residence at the Stone, presenting a different project each night. Of particular note are Wednesday’s show from For Living Lovers, an acoustic trio featuring the bassist Stomu Takeishi and the drummer Tyshawn Sorey, and the performance on Feb. 18 by Mr. Ross’s doom-jazz group, Harriet Tubman, which is about to release a remarkable fourth album, “Araminta.” That band will welcome two special guests: the vocalist Alicia Hall Moran and the trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith.
212-473-0043, thestonenyc.com

CHRIS TURNER & THE DROPOUTS at Ginny’s Supper Club (Feb. 10, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). Mr. Turner is the rare male jazz singer with no time for mannered nostalgia. Trained in classical and jazz, he has a voice redolent of Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye and Bilal, and he has sung behind Esperanza Spalding and Gwen Stefani. In his own misty, grooving music, Mr. Turner exudes both composure and longing. He’ll be joined here by the keyboardist Jordan Carrington, the guitarist Lucas del Calvo, the bassist Zack Hartmann and the drummer David James.
212-421-3821, ginnyssupperclub.com

MIGUEL ZENÓN QUARTET at the Village Vanguard (Feb. 14-19, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.). After several albums investigating elements of Puerto Rican folklore and culture, Mr. Zenón, an alto saxophonist, returns with the Friday release of “Típico,” a collection of original tunes inspired by his rapport with his longtime quartet. For over a decade, he has performed with the pianist Luis Perdomo, the bassist Hans Glawischnig and the drummer Henry Cole, polishing a sound that’s tightly layered but always airborne.
212-255-4037, villagevanguard.com

GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO

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