Guitarist/vocalist Jonathan Butler came of age during the worst years of Apartheid in his native South Africa. Nonetheless, he has achieved worldwide acclaim because of his uplifting music. Butler plays four nights of 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. sets at Blues Alley. $50-$55 + minimum/surcharge.
Charles Covington is a respected pianist and educator who was on the faculty at both the Peabody Conservatory and Howard University. He assembled a quartet of the area’s finest to pay tribute to late jazz master Oscar Peterson at Jazz Night in Southwest. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. $5 at the door.
Vocalist Rose Moraes brings her Brazilian stylings to Mr. Henry’s. 8 p.m.-11 p.m. $15 per person minimum.
Area trumpeter Joe Herrera leads his jazz-electronic hybrid, The Remix, at Marvin. 8 p.m.-11 p.m. No cover.
Larry Brown is one of the area’s best pianists, having been on the scene for decades. He plays 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. sets at Twins Jazz. $15 + minimum/surcharge.
Vocalist Richard Fulks specializes in the Great American Songbook and plays Mr. Henry’s from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. $15 per person minimum.
Imani Grace Cooper, a gifted local vocalist, plays Jojo’s. 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover.
Trumpeter Caesar Ulsano plays 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. sets at Twins Jazz with his band. $10 + minimum/surcharge.
Marvin celebrates its 12-year anniversary with a performance from guitarist Zach Cutler. 7 p.m. No cover.
The local band Feedel specializes in a hybrid form of jazz developed in Ethiopia during the 1970s. The group plays 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. sets at Blues Alley. $22 + minimum/surcharge.
Up-and-coming bassist Richie Goods plays 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. sets at Blues Alley. $25 + minimum/surcharge.
Chick Corea is one of jazz’s all-time greats. The legendary pianist teams up with two musicians who are one generation his junior, but who are also well on their way to attaining a similar status. Bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade join Corea to form Trilogy, which performs at the Music Center at Strathmore in a concert staged by the Washington Performing Arts Society. 8 p.m. $35-$85.
Bossa Bistro + Lounge hosts an evening of Brazilian pagode music to celebrate Halloween. A Brazilian dance class takes place at the venue prior to the 10 p.m. show. $10 at the door.