Dutch drummer Han Bennink is joined by Mary Oliver on violin, Mark Dresser on bass, and Michael Dessen on trombone at UCSD’s Loft. Fresh off a hit at L.A.’s Blue Whale, this band should be smoking hot. Concert begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10 to the general public.
Bassist Ben Wanicur holds his jazz jam session at 3rd Space (4610 Park Avenue). Pianist Danny Green and drummer Fernando Gomez complete the trio, and musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments. $5 cover, starts at 8 p.m.
Cuban bassist Feliciano Arango brings Los Hermanos Arango to Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive), featuring Ignacio Arango on guitar, Cristina Arango on vocals, Eugenio Arango on vocals/ percussion, Lazaro Aguilar, Jesus Lara, and Jose Castellanos on bata drums, along with Peter Green on trumpet and Gabriel Sundy on saxophone. 8 p.m., $15 cover.
Joshua White (((Codes))): presenting the work of Langston Hughes and other African-American poets at the Loft. The pianist will be joined by L.A.-based players Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums, vocalist Dwight Trible, and bassist Hamilton Price, with locals Kamau Kenyatta on soprano saxophone and Janet Wilson’s voice. 8 p.m., tickets are $12.
A rare duo concert by drummer Nathan Hubbard with bassist Mark Dresser figures to be an outstanding experience. Hubbard will split between trap drums and vibraphone. This is happening in Sorrento Valley at Villa Musica, a small room located at 10373 Roselle Street, Suite 170. 8 p.m., $15 general public, $10 students.
Alto saxophonist Charles McPherson brings his Latin Jazz Sextet into Dizzy’s, featuring Gilbert Castellanos on trumpet, Randy Porter on piano, Charlie Chavez on percussion, Katie Thiroux on bass, and Fernando Gomez on drums. 8 p.m. $20 cover.