Pianist and vibraphonist Karl Berger—longtime moving force behind Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, NY—presents a variety of projects during a busy week at the Stone. The residency kicks off Sept 2 with a tribute to his late collaborator Don Cherry and continues Sept 3, 4 and 6 with the band known as KIKK, which includes bassist Ken Filiano, guitarist Kenny Wessel and vocalist Ingrid Sertso (Berger's wife). The Sept 5 bill features both a solo set and a trio set with bassist Joe Fonda and drummer Harvey Sorgen, at 8 and 10pm, respectively. And the mini fest closes out Sept 7 with a 10pm set from Berger's Improvisers Orchestra. See thestonenyc.com for complete details.