NYC Jazz Fest 2015: Lineup Announced
The NYC WINTER JAZZFEST turns 11 years old in 2015. The NYC Jazz Fest will feature more than 100 different groups including over 400 musicians during three days in 11 venues in and around Greenwich Village from January 8th through January 10th. Winter Jazzfest upholds the continued mission to showcase top quality jazz to industry professionals, avid jazz fans, and new audiences.
Winter Jazzfest was established in 2005 with the goal of introducing underexposed artists – those that impacted the jazz scene of that period — to professional presenters attending the Arts Presenters Conference (APAP). At that time, jazz groups were underrepresented, although they were (and remain) culturally essential to the continued development and future of the music and audiences. Winter Jazzfest is pleased to continue our mission of offering a forum for presenters and music enthusiasts to experience and support the rich future of jazz.
Winter Jazzfest has showcased artists including Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris, Henry Threadgill, The Bad Plus, David Murray, Jason Moran, Meshell Ndegeocello, John Medeski, Nels Cline, Marc Ribot, Don Byron, Dave Douglas, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Nicholas Payton, Roy Hargrove, Ravi Coltrane, Peter Brötzmann and developing artists that have gone on to perform in concert halls, performing arts centers, festivals and prominent clubs around the world such as Gregory Porter, Vijay Iyer, Anat Cohen, Robert Glasper, JD Allen, Gretchen Parlato, Jenny Scheinman, Jonathan Batiste, Kneebody, So Percussion, Darcy James Argue, Ambrose Akinmusire, Amir Elsaffar, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Mary Halvorson and hundreds more that, today, thrive in a richer and more energized music scene.
Kicking off the 2015 festival Winter Jazzfest celebrates two different events on Thursday, January 8, 2015. BLUE NOTE NOW! features Winter Jazzfest treasures including Robert Glasper Trio / Jose James Presents: Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday / Derrick Hodge / Kendrick Scott Oracle at Le Poisson Rouge. Also that night WJF is pleased to support a benefit concert Jazz Legends for Disability Pride with legendary musicians Ron Carter, Renee Rosnes, Russell Malone, Brad Mehldau, George Coleman, Benny Golson, Jimmy Cobb, Peter Bernstein and more. More details about Disability Pride NYC are found at disabilitypridenyc.com.
On January 9 and 10 Winter Jazzfest continues with our signature multi-venue marathon nights with dozens of groups performing at staggered times throughout each night inside venues all located in the Village within close proximity. We will feature a David Murray Revue including a Clarinet Summit where Murray will be joined by Don Byron, Hamiet Bluiett, and David Krakauer; Murray’s Infinity Quartet with special guest Saul Williams; and a trio project with Geri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington.
Winter Jazzfest is also proud to bring the legendary ICP Orchestra over from Amsterdam. The ensemble has been constantly evolving since 1967 and their performances are a uniquely personal blend of the improvised and the composed, reflecting the adventure, spirit and humor within every member of the large group. ICP founder Han Bennik will also appear at Winter Jazzfest in duo formation with New York pianist Uri Caine, and multiple members of ICP will perform at the Improvised Round Robin Duets. These performances are supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, by the Netherland America Foundation, and Fonds Podiumkunsten.
Similar to past years Winter Jazzfest continues to work with like-minded jazz presenters and we are pleased to announce a new partnership with the The New York Hot Jazz Festival. On Saturday nightJanuary 10th the New York Hot Jazz Festival will take over our participating venue Carroll’s Place and will present acclaimed artists including Frank Vignola, The Ladybugs, Stephane Wrembel and more.
The 2015 NYC Winter Jazzfest also recognizes the support and partnerships from WBGO, Blue Note Records, Disability Pride NYC, Sixpoint Brewery, Le Poisson Rouge, BOOM Collective, and Search & Restore.
Single-day, Two-day, and Full festival passes will be available for purchase on Friday November 21st at10:00am. Ticket links are available at winterjazzfest.com.
Winter Jazzfest welcomes all Arts Presenter conference badge-holders to obtain a discounted Two-Day Marathon Pass to the 2015 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST (good for Jan 9 & 10) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Only 2015 APAP conference attendees are aboe to RSVP for the discounted pass.
Tentative Lineup (subject to change)…
Newly Announced Artists in BLUE
Alfredo Rodríguez Trio
Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet
Amina Claudine Myers Trio
Andrew D’Angelo’s Sounds Like Fun
Arturo O’Farrill’s “Boss Level” Septet
The Campbell Brothers – A Sacred Steel Love Supreme
Cellar and Point
Chris Washburne SYOTOS plays Acid Mambo
Dafnis Prieto Sextet
Dan Levinson’s Gotham SophistiCats w/ Molly Ryan & Blind Boy Paxton
Dave Douglas Quintet
David Murray Clarinet Summit w/ Don Byron, David Krakauer, and Hamiet Bluiett
David Murray Infinity Quartet with Saul Williams
David Murray w/ Geri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington
David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band
Edmar Castaneda Trio w/ Andrea Tierra
Eivind Opsvik’s Overseas
Frank Vignola and Friends
Hadar Noiberg Trio
Jay Rodriguez Seven
Jen Shyu’s “Solo Rites: Seven Breaths”
JD Allen Trio w/ Gregg August & Rudy Royston
Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley
Kendrick Scott Oracle
Kneebody + Daedelus
Kris Davis’ Infrasound
The Ladybugs with Kate Davis
Lionel Loueke Trio
Mark Turner Quartet
Michael Bates’ Northern Spy
Mike Pride’s From Bacteria To Boys
Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret
Robert Glasper Trio
Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Bird Calls (The Charlie Parker Project)
Ryan Keberle Catharsis
SFJAZZ Collective: Originals and the Music of Michael Jackson
Silver w/ Eddie Henderson
So Percussion feat. Man Forever
Stephane Wrembel Band
Strange and Beautiful: The Music of John Lurie and The Lounge Lizards
Taylor Eigsti’s Free Agency
Theo Bleckmann Quartet
Todd Clouser A Love Electric
Travis Laplante’s Battle Trance
TRIO 3 (Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille) w/ special guest TBA
Uri Caine / Han Bennik Duo
Will Calhoun’s Jungle Funk
Young Philadelphians w/ Strings
+ more to be announced soon…
2015 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST GENERAL SCHEDULE:
Thursday January 8th 2015 (at LPR)
NYC Winter Jazzfest presents:
BLUE NOTE NOW!
w/ Robert Glasper Trio / Jose James Presents: Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday / Derrick Hodge / Kendrick Scott Oracle
7pm – Doors / 8pm Show
$25 ADV, $30 DOS
$75 3-day WJF pass (includes this show and the Jan 9/10 WJF marathon nights)
Thursday January 8th 2015 (at The Quaker’s Friends Meeting House on 15 Rutherford Place)
NYC Winter Jazzfest supports:
Jazz Legends play for Disability Pride NYC
w/ Ron Carter, Renee Rosnes, Russell Malone, Brad Mehldau, George Coleman, Benny Golson, Jimmy Cobb, Peter Bernstein, Buster Williams, Mike LeDonne, Harold Mabern, John Webber, Joe Farnsworth, Bill Charlap, Kenny Washington +more
7pm – Doors / 8pm Show
$145 3-day WJF pass (includes this show and the Jan 9/10 WJF marathon nights)
Friday January 9th 2015
Saturday January 10th 2015
NYC Winter Jazzfest Marathon
5pm – Box Office Opens, Passes Available for Purchase and Pickup at Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South
$35 Single-Day WJF Pass
$55 2-day WJF Pass
$75 3-day WJF Pass (includes the Blue Note Now show at LPR on 1/8)
$145 3-day WJF Pass (included the Jazz Legends play for Disability Pride NYC show on 1/8)
$40 APAP 2-Day Pass (Jan 9 and 10 only)
$55 APAP VIP 2-Day Pass (Jan 9 and 10 only, and includes priority access to all venues)
2015 WINTER JAZZFEST PARTICIPATING VENUES:
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street NYC
Minetta Lane Theater, 18-22 Minetta Lane NYC
Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South NYC
The Players Theater, 115 Macdougal Street NYC
Blue Note, 131 W 3rd St, NYC
Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street NYC
The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker Street NYC
Subculture, 45 Bleecker Street NYC
Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery NYC
Carroll Place, 157 Bleecker Street NYC
The Quaker’s Friends Meeting House, 15 Rutherford Place NYC
Check winterjazzfest.com for the full lineup, schedule updates, and more details.