Still spry at 40

It has been 40 years since the Dirty Dozen Brass Band revived the venerable New Orleans brass-band tradition in the national consciousness and spawned a slew of similarly ambitious crews. As they did on their 25- and 35-year anniversaries, DDBB is celebrating with a tour. Expect the septet to serve up a gumbo of jazz, funk, R&B and street-funeral revelry that exposes the authenticity of their Crescent City roots. (6 and 8 p.m. Sun., Dakota, Mpls.; $25-$35, dakotacooks.com)

Sheila Jordan has great style

Nobody sings like Sheila Jordan. Her ability to improvise a lyric on the spot, or scat with a flair and rhythm that ambushes expectations, is a unique artistry that links the roots of bebop with the cutting edge of hip-hop. Not bad for an 88-year-old who used to perform with Bird himself, aka Charlie Parker. Jordan will be accompanied by nothing more than a local pianist — a daunting assignment, but she’ll make it work for everybody. (5 p.m. and 7:30 Sun., Crooners Lounge, Fridley; $25, croonersloungemn.com)

Treat for jazz lovers

Trumpeter/flugelhornist John Raymond returns to the Twin Cities to play with kindred locals in his New Standards Quartet. Although Raymond’s New York-based Real Feels trio tackles material from Woody Guthrie to Radiohead, the “new standards” on the quartet’s set list are meant to quicken the pulse of die-hard jazz cats. Think Tom Harrell’s “Sail Away” and Pat Metheny’s “Question and Answer” as well as compositions from Victor Lewis, Kenny Kirkland and Christian McBride. (7 and 9 p.m. Mon., Dunsmore Room at Crooners Lounge, Fridley; $15, crooners loungemn.com)

Frisell on film and in the flesh

Bill Frisell has been proclaimed the Guitarist of the Year by the jazz magazine Downbeat for 10 years in a row. He’ll be in town Monday evening to introduce the film “Bill Frisell, a Portrait” and answer questions afterward at St. Anthony Main Theatre. The next night he’s with longtime sidemen Kenny Wollesen on drums and Tony Scherr on bass, creating jazz Americana music that manages to be both comfortable and stimulating. (7 p.m. Tue., Hopkins Center for the Arts, $30-$35, fulltime students $12, hopkinsartscenter.com)

Britt Robson