ARS NOVA Workshop's New Paths Festival of jazz and experimental music will be held Monday through May 30 at various city venues. For tickets or more information, go to arsnovaworkshop.org.
* Monday: Ken Vandermark's Made to Break. Chicago jazz legend and his ensemble premiere a piece inspired by the Barnes collection. Barnes Foundation, 2025 Ben Franklin Parkway, 8 p.m. (preconcert talk, 7 p.m.), $25.
* April 26: "Free Jazz legend, herbalist, acupuncturist, martial artist, professor, savant and shaman," drummer/percussionist Milford Graves does a rare solo performance. Bartram's Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd., 8 p.m., $40, limited seating.
* May 10: John Zorn's Hermetic Organ. Zorn takes a seat at one of the largest pipe organs in our city (which has more than its fair share of them!) for a solo show. Girard College Chapel, 2101 S. College Ave., 8 p.m., $10.
* May 11-14: Free jazz musicians William Parker, double bass, and Muhammad Ali, drums/percussion, pair each night with a local artist (Dave Burrell, Marshall Allen, Bobby Zankel or Odean Pope) on Parker's new four-part suite, "Flower In Stained Glass Window." With an all-Philly chamber ensemble led by Keir Neuringer. First Unitarian Church Side Chapel, 2125 Chestnut St., 8 p.m., $25 each.
* May 17: Mats Gustafsson's Swedish Azz, with Gustafsson on sax, electronics; Per-Ake Holmlander, tuba; Kjell Nordeson, vibraphone; dieb13, turntables, electronics; Eric Carlsson, drums.American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave., 8 p.m., $25.
* May 19: St. Francis Duo, featuring British drummer Steve Noble and experimental guitarist Stephen O'Malley. St. Francis de Sales Auditorium, 4625 Springfield Ave., 8 p.m., $15.