Fri.-Sat. Aug. 14-15 -- Sensitive and true vet jazz from the quartet of Buster Williams, Patrice Rushen, Cindy Blackman and Bennie Maupin. At Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood 90028; 8 & 10pm; $20-27; (323) 466-2210; www.catalinajazzclub.com.
Thurs. Aug. 20 -- Curator Hans Fjellestad looses the outermost electric improv: William Harrington, Improvising Composers United (ICU) and Chris Komashko a.k.a. Mother. ResBox at Steve Allen Theater, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood 90027; 8pm; $10; BYO.
Mark your calendar to avoid leaving town during this year’s Angel City Jazz Fest, Sunday and Monday of Labor Day Weekend, September 6-7 at the John Anson Ford Theater in Hollywood’s Cahuenga Pass. Check the great lineup (Dave Douglas, Bennie Maupin, Tapscott vets, Billy Childs, Alex Cline, lots more) and listen to clips of the artists here.