From Herbie Hancock to Miguel Zenon, an uptempo season

Dana Hall's Black Fire: Chicago drummer-composer Hall continues his exploration into music of unjustly overlooked pianist-innovator Andrew Hill. 9 p.m. Tuesdays in September and October at Andy's Jazz Club, 11 E. Hubbard St.; $10 at 312-642-6805 or andysjazzclub.com

Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra: The revered pianist-bandleader kicks off the 15th annual World Music Festival Chicago on a bill with Plena Libre and AfriCaribe. 6 p.m. Thursday at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, near Randolph Drive and Michigan Avenue; free, 312-744-3316 or worldmusicfestivalchicago.org

Orbert Davis: A multi-faceted virtuoso, Chicagoan Davis makes a rare club appearance leading a quintet. Thursday through Sept. 15 at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Ct.; $20-$35 at 312-360-0234 or jazzshowcase.com

Miguel Zenon and the Rhythm Collective: A brilliant alto saxophonist and winner of a MacArthur Fellowship, or "genius grant," Zenon collaborates with Puerto Rican colleagues. Sept. 19-22 at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Ct.; $20-$45 at 312-360-0234 or jazzshowcase.com

Englewood Jazz Festival: The 14th annual event, organized by Ernest Dawkins, expands to three days, with performances and discussions. Sept. 19-21 at the Hamilton Park Cultural Center, 513 W. 72nd St.; free, 312-747-6174 orenglewoodjazzfest.org

Ravi Coltrane: It can't be easy being the son of jazz immortal John Coltrane and pianist Alice Coltrane, but altoist Ravi Coltrane carries his family legacy nobly and capably. Sept. 26-29 at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Ct.; $20-$45 at 312-360-0234 or jazzshowcase.com

Hyde Park Jazz Festival: For one glorious weekend, Hyde Park becomes a jazz festival in motion, this year's headliners including Mike Reed, Douglas Ewart, Ari Brown, Dana Hall, Gerald Clayton, Mwata Bowden, Frank Rosaly, Jeff Parker, Tomeka Reid, Anat Cohen, Tammy McCann and Jeff Lindberg's Chicago Jazz Orchestra. Sept. 28 and 29; free, 773-324-6926 or hydeparkjazzfestival.org

Dave Holland: The master bassist collaborates with guitarist Kevin Eubanks, keyboardist Craig Taborn and drummer Eric Harland in music from their new album "PRISM." 7 and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston; $20-$45 at 847-492-8860 or evanstonspace.com

Herbie Hancock: A protean pianist-composer, Hancock opens the 20th anniversary season of Symphony Center's jazz series leading a quartet with guitarist Lionel Loueke, bassist James Genus, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and guest Zakir Hussain on tabla. 8 p.m. Oct. 11 at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.; $38-$85 at 312-294-3000 or cso.org

Eldar Djangirov: The former prodigy pianist makes a rare Chicago appearance. 9:30 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12 at Andy's Jazz Club, 11 E. Hubbard St.; $15 at 312-642-6805 or andysjazzclub.com

Sheila Jordan: A prolifically inventive vocalist, Jordan duets with bassist Cameron Brown. 9 p.m. Oct. 25 and 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Green Mill Jazz Club, 4802 N. Broadway; $15 at 773-878-5552 or greenmilljazz.com

Lizz Wright: The engaging young jazz vocalist teams with singer-songwriter Raul Midon. 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Old Town School of Folk Music's Maurer Concert Hall, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.; $36-$38 at 773-728-6000 or oldtownschool.org

Benny Goodman Festival: The Music Institute of Chicago celebrates the music of a Chicago jazz giant. Victor Goines and others at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1; Larry Combs and others at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2; at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston; $10-$30 at 847-905-1500, ext. 108 or musicinst.org

Jon Faddis: A virtuoso trumpeter, Faddis collaborates with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra in the Miles Davis/Gil Evans music from "Miles Ahead." 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Dr.; 312-334-7777 or harristheaterchicago.org

Umbrella Music Festival: The eighth annual event will present Roswell Rudd, Han Bennink, Bobby Bradford, Joe McPhee, Nasheet Waits, Axel Dorner and others. Performances Nov. 6 and 7 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.; and Nov. 8-10 at Constellation, 3111 N. Western Ave.; umbrellamusic.org

Joshua Redman; Muhal Richard Abrams: This explosive double-bill features dynamic saxophonist Redman leading his quartet and legendary innovator Abrams in a solo piano performance. 8 p.m. Nov. 22 at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.; $28-$61 at 312-294-3000 or cso.org

Anat Cohen: One of the most persuasive clarinetists of our time, Cohen combines a glowing tone with seemingly effortless virtuosity. 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at the University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.; $5-$35 at 773-702-8068 or ticketsweb.uchicago.edu

Dave Douglas: The creative trumpeter has made the Green Mill his Chicago venue of choice and returns there. 9 p.m. Dec. 6 and 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Green Mill Jazz Club, 4802 N. Broadway; $12 at 773-878-5552 or greenmilljazz.com

"Celebrating William Russo: Artist & Educator": Columbia College Chicago, where composer-bandleader Russo was based, celebrates his life and legacy with a concert featuring alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, harmonica whiz Corky Siegel and the Columbia College Jazz Ensemble led by Scott Hall. 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Ct.; $20-$50 at 312-369-8330 or colum.edu/russo

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