Tuesday, January 4, 2011

NYC's Winter Jazz Festival

Jazz clubs have always been an essence to NYC's character. So much, that they're now offering festivals in both summer and winter. Check out some of Time Out NY's must-see performances during this years' Winter Jazz Festival.

This year’s seventh edition features a dizzying 60-plus sets over two nights—here are five not to miss.
Chico Hamilton
(Le) Poisson Rouge; Fri 7
The esteemed drummer, who turns 90 in 2011, offers a master class in sensitive propulsion.

Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth
Kenny's Castaways; Fri 7
Bassist-composer Chris Lightcap presents music from his long-time-coming third LP, Deluxe, a marvel of dreamy lyricism.

Matana Roberts
Zinc Bar; Fri 7
An imaginative saxist who sings, sobs and wails through her horn, Roberts will take the stage unaccompanied tonight. Brace yourself.
Aethereal Bace—3rd Eye
Kenny's Castaways; Sat 8
Saxophone heavy Abraham Burton squares off with deadly drummers Eric McPherson and Nasheet Waits.

Steve Coleman and Five Elements
(Le) Poisson Rouge; Sat 8
In June, alto wizard Steve Coleman dazzled at Undead Jazzfest—Winter Jazzfest’s sister event—with his signature groove labyrinths. Expect more of the same tonight.

Read more: 2011 NYC Winter Jazzfest - Music - Time Out New York http://newyork.timeout.com/music-nightlife/music/660559/2011-nyc-winter-jazzfest#ixzz1A5KXOdqv

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