Here are shows recommended by the jazz writers of The New York Times.
PEDRO MARTINEZ PROJECT (June 26) Since arriving in the United States at the end of the 1990s, the Cuban percussionist Pedro Martinez has been all over the place, putting rumba and guaguancó into the weave of all kinds of groups. But when his drums, singing and writing are the focus — as is the case in his new band, which plays complex, blenderized Africa-to-the-New-World funk — he’s an incomparable performer. This show is part of CareFusion. Harlem Stage Gatehouse. (Ratliff)
MCCOY TYNER QUARTET/STANLEY CLARKE BAND (June 23) The CareFusion Jazz Festival’s centerpiece free show involves two intergenerational groups, each with a pedigree. The veteran pianist McCoy Tyner arrives with his former boss’s son, the saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, and a crossover sensation, the bassist Esperanza Spalding. Then the bassist Stanley Clarke, no stranger to crossover himself, digs in with Hiromi, a hyperdynamic young pianist. Central Park SummerStage. (Chinen)
A version of this article appeared in print on June 11, 2010, on page C1 of the New York edition.