HOLDING HER OWN AT THE STANDARD Maria Schneider leads her orchestra in a 3 night series of concerts at the Jazz Standard from July 18 through the 20th. Schneiders Big Band paints musical landscapes full of glowing pastel harmonies and sharp-angled rhythms. She performs at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 on Friday and Saturday nights and 7:30 and 9:30 on Sunday evening. The Standard is located at 116 East 27t Street and can be reached at 212-576-2232 for information and reservations.
DIXON PLACE, 258 Bowery, 219-0736: Various shows & solo performances throughout the week, call for information.
HERE CAFE, 145 Sixth Ave., 647-0202: Call for numerous shows & performance pieces now being performed.
RAVEN CAFÉ, 194 Ave. A, 529-4712: Wed.Open stage, sign up 6:30 p.m., free, one drink min.
SURF REALITY, 172 Allen St., 2nd fl., 673-4182: Numerous performances throughout the week, call for more information.