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Twenty-eight-year-old Texas-raised drummer Susie Ibarra exploded onto New York’s downtown jazz scene in the mid-’90s as the pulse behind the David S. Ware Quartet and William Parker’s In Order to Survive. Combining the polyrhythmic freedom of classic avant-jazz with the precise mathematics of Indonesian gamelan, Ibarra—named the Best New Talent of 1997 by Jazziz magazine—has crafted a truly singular vocabulary behind the kit and attracted the interest of such free-improvisation icons as John Zorn and Derek Bailey. Ibarra has played D.C. several times during the past two years, most recently in a duo with saxophonist husband Assif Tsahar. Tonight, she will be leading her own trio with violinist Charles Burnham (James Blood Ulmer and Cassandra Wilson) and pianist/multi-instrumentalist Cooper-Moore (In Order to Survive). At 8 p.m. at George Washington University’s Phillips Hall, in Room B-120, 801 22nd St. NW. $10. (301) 884-5125. (Brent Burton)