Plan Ahead Next Weekend

Jazz. The two-day "Jazz at Drew" festival bill includes Angela Bofill, Norman Connors and his Starship Orchestra, Charles Brown, Teddy Edwards Brass String Ensemble, Trumpet Masters with Harry "Sweets" Edison, Art Farmer, Jon Faddis, Oscar Brashear, Cedar Walton, Joe Williams with the Gerald Wilson Orchestra, Freddy Cole and many others, Oct. 3-4. Benefits Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science education programs. Gates open at noon, show at 1 p.m. 1730 E. 120th St., Los Angeles. $25 in advance; $30 at gate. (323) 563-9395.

* Dance. Donald Byrd/the Group performs the West Coast premiere of Byrd's full-evening "Jazz Train" on Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. in the Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. $22-$26. (310) 329-5345.

* Vocals. Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater pays tribute to her musical mentor Ella Fitzgerald on Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. UCLA's Royce Hall, Westwood. $19-$30. (310) 825-2101.

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