Top 5 jazz concerts in South Florida for 2015-16 (via Miami Herald)

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1. Marc Ribot. Sept. 25, at Miami-Dade County Auditorium.

Guitarist Marc Ribot has done studio work for and collaborated with artists as disparate as Tom Waits, Wilson Pickett, McCoy Tyner and Andrés Calamaro. On his own work, playing electric or acoustic guitar, Ribot has shown not only a remarkable stylistic range — from rock and noise to jazz and Afro-Cuban music — but also the intelligence and technique to make musical exploration accessible (A populist avant-gardist?).

2. Ed Calle presents Mamblue: The 305 All-Star Big Band. Oct. 24, at Banyan Bowl, Pinecrest Gardens.

Versatile Venezuelan-born, Miami-raised Ed Calle is one of the most recorded saxophonists in history. His playing has been featured in the music of artists from Gloria Estefan and Chick Corea to Frank Sinatra and Rihanna. Mamblue, a project that celebrates the intersection of jazz and Latin music, is Calle’s love letter to South Florida and its musical community. It kicks off Pinecrest Gardens’ jazz season.

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