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.