Jeff Bradshaw and Friends featuring N'Dambi

In the mid-1990s, Philadelphia-born trombonist Jeff Bradshaw became a part of the city’s music scene, alongside DJs like Jazzy Jeff and King Britt, songwriters Andre Harris and Vidal Davis, and Roots members Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter and James Poyser. As part of that crew, Bradshaw would make his mark on the neo-soul sound, working with such artists as Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and Musiq Soulchild. As a bandleader, Bradshaw keeps that collaborative style alive, mixing jazz, hip-hop and R&B, and on this date, he’ll be joined by N’Dambi, a singer who has sung background for Badu and Ariana Grande. Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. at City Winery. $35-$55.

Seu Jorge and Rogê

Seu Jorge is perhaps best known for his role in Wes Anderson’s “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” in which he covered David Bowie songs in Portuguese and on acoustic guitar — an act he’s even taken on the road. But the Brazilian talent also is an accomplished singer-songwriter and proponent of the country’s national style, samba. His latest record was a collaboration with countryman and longtime friend Rogê. With both on vocals and guitar, the pair recorded the album direct-to-disc, capturing the live magic of a handful of songs that have the same gentle melancholy as Jorge’s Bowie covers. Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. at the Howard Theatre. $45.


British singer-songwriters Lily Somerville and Megan Markwick met at university and quickly became musical collaborators. Their debut album as Ider, “Emotional Education,” fits nicely among the slick, genre-agnostic pop of their contemporaries. Swaths of synths and propulsive beats leave plenty of room for the pair’s harmonies and vocal counterpoint as they belt out would-be anthems full of drama and mystery. “If you wanna go fast then go alone, but we wanna go far so we stay close,” they sing on “Invincible.” As Ider, Somerville and Markwick stick to that advice. Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. at Songbyrd. $15.

Lil Baby

Based solely on his name, Lil Baby could get lost among the crush of “lil” rappers (Wayne, Uzi Vert, Yachty, etc.) and “baby” rappers (DaBaby, Yung Baby Tate) that dominate the digital airwaves. But the 25-year-old Atlantan sticks out from the pack thanks to the influence and patronage of rap’s leading trailblazer, Young Thug (“He literally paid me to leave the neighborhood,” Baby told “XXL”). And despite his project titles — “Harder Than Hard,” “Too Hard,” “Drip Harder,” “Harder Than Ever” — Baby is best when he is being soft and ping-ponging syllables over the thump and grind of trap beats. Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. at the Anthem. $55-$80.