An all-star lineup celebrates the music of Thelonious Monk and Harold Battiste. The Friday concert (8 p.m., Dixon Hall) features Harold Battiste, Nicholas Payton (pictured), Herlin Riley, Wessell Anderson, Jesse McBride, Delfeayo Marsalis and Robin D.G. Kelley, a pianist and professor of American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Kelley lectures on modern jazz Thursday (6:30 p.m., Freeman Auditorium). Free admission to both events. www.tulane.edu.