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Susie Ibarra has played with a virtual who’s who of the current New York free-jazz crowd (William Parker, David S. Ware, Matthew Shipp, scene elder John Zorn) and has done so in a unique style that was nurtured by first-generation free drummer Milford Graves. But it’s her solo work that sets her apart from her contemporaries. There, she shows the strong influence of her Filipino heritage, drafting traditional songs into an avant-garde jazz setting and using any number of Filipino percussion instruments to supplement—sometimes even replace—her trap kit. Tonight she performs a piece with her trio that was inspired by the recent “Through My Father’s Eyes,” an exhibition of Ricardo Alvardo’s photographs. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Freer Gallery of Art’s Meyer Auditorium, 12th and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. (202) 357-2700. (Jacob Long)