JOHNATHAN BLAKE AND PENTAD at the Jazz Gallery (Aug. 27-28, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). Blake’s drumming is as bold as thunder and as subtle as the patter of rain. He recorded his most recent album, the impressive double disc “Trion,” over a couple nights last year at the Jazz Gallery. He returns to that club on Tuesday and Wednesday with Pentad, a new ensemble featuring some of New York’s finest young musicians. As you might have guessed, Trion was a trio, and Pentad is a quintet; it features Immanuel Wilkins on alto saxophone, David Virelles on piano, Joel Ross on vibraphone and Dezron Douglas on bass.
ANDREW CYRILLE QUARTET at the Village Vanguard (through Aug. 25, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.). In recent years, this 79-year-old drummer and avant-garde luminary has become a frequent presence at the Vanguard. That makes him one of the most eminent and experimental musicians to appear regularly at the storied club. Through Sunday he will be here with a quartet featuring the guitarist Bill Frisell, the pianist David Virelles and the bassist Ben Street.
EDDIE PALMIERI at the Blue Note (through Aug. 25, 8 and 10:30 p.m.). At 82, this pianist is showing no fatigue. Last year he put out two invigorating albums — “Full Circle” and “Mi Luz Mayor,” explorations of the big-band salsa sound that has been his primary medium in recent decades — on his newly established imprint, Uprising Music. And he continues to perform regularly around New York, the city with which his creative identity has always been bound up. He performs here with Jonathan Powell on trumpet, Louis Fouché on saxophone, Jimmy Bosch on trombone, John Benitez on bass, Camilo Molina on timbales and Little Johnny Rivero on congas.
CHARLIE PARKER JAZZ FESTIVAL at various locations (through Aug. 25). A trusty New York ritual now in its 27th year, this festival attracts overflow crowds to public parks throughout Harlem and the East Village. The highlights come at Marcus Garvey Park — where Mwenso and the Shakes will present their nouveau jazz revue on Friday evening, and the vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater will top the bill on Saturday afternoon — and at Tompkins Square Park on Sunday afternoon, when the drummer Carl Allen will pay tribute to Art Blakey, and the tenor saxophonist George Coleman, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, will lead a trio.
DANILO PÉREZ GLOBAL MESSENGERS at Jazz Standard (Aug. 23-25, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). Pérez is an esteemed pianist known for his own music — unifying the sound of his Panamanian homeland with contemporary American post-bop, as well as West African influences — and for his role in Wayne Shorter’s longstanding quartet, with which Pérez has won two Grammys. But in recent years he’s also become renowned for his education and advocacy work, including establishing a major jazz festival in Panama and founding the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. Pérez performs here with Global Messengers, a newly assembled group that seeks common ground across nationalities and traditions; it features Farayi Malek on vocals, Vasilis Kostas on laouto (a Greek stringed instrument), Layth Al-Rubaye on violin, Naseem Alatrash on cello and Tareq Rantisi on percussion.
TRIO DA PAZ AND FRIENDS at Dizzy’s Club (through Aug. 25; Aug. 27-Sep. 1, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). This triumvirate of Brazilian jazz all-stars is now in their 33rd year, and for the past 12 they have enjoyed an extended summer residency at Dizzy’s. This year’s engagement began on Wednesday and will run through the start of September. Together, the guitarist Romero Lubambo, the bassist Nilson Matta and the drummer Duduka da Fonseca play stylish, acrobatically executed music somewhere between bossa nova, classic samba and Afro-Cuban jazz; at this year’s residency they will be joined each night by three special guests: the vocalist Maucha Adnet, the tenor saxophonist Harry Allen and the trumpeter Claudio Roditi.