The 2012 NYC Winter Jazz Fest | January 6th & 7th, 2012

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The 2012 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST
Friday, January 6th & Saturday, January 7th
Arts Presenters Showcases (APAP)
***Schedule Below***


 
2012 NYC Winter Jazzfest Showcasing Artists:
 
Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures
Allison Miller’s BOOM TIC BOOM
Amanda Monaco’s Deathblow
Andy Milne’s Dapp Theory
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb w/ Ethel and Satoshi Takeishi
Ben Allison Trio w/Steve Cardenas, Jenny Scheinman
Ben Williams & Sound Effect
Bernie Worrell Orchestra
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Bill Laswell solo (cancelled)
Burnt Sugar the Akestra Chamber
Chris Morrissey w/ Aaron Parks, Mark Guiliana, Ben Wendel, Nir Felder
Cindy Blackman’s Another Lifetime w/ Marc Cary, Felix Pastorius, Aurelien Budynek
Curtis Hasselbring’s New Mellow Edwards
David Murray’s Cuban Ensemble
Dominick Farinacci
Fabian Almazan & Strings
Gilad Hekselman 4tet w/ Mark Turner, Joe Martin, Marcus Gilmore
Gregoire Maret
Herbert Holler (Freedom Party)
Herculaneum
Jason Ajemian’s Highlife
JD Walter
Jenny Scheinman’s Mischief & Mayhem
Jerseyband
Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle w/special guest Casey Benjamin
Joel Harrison String Choir:  The Music of Paul Motian
John Hollenbeck w/Pete Robbins, Simon Jermyn, Oscar Noriega, Ches Smith
John Medeski solo
Julian Lage Group
Justin Brown Group
Lakecia Benjamin and Soul Squad
Laurence Hobgood
Lucy Woodward
Malika Zarra
Marc Cary’s Cosmic Indigenous w/ special guest Igmar Thomas
Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog
Marco Benevento solo
Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy
Mark Guiliana / Zach Danziger duo
Matt Wilson Quartet + strings
Michael Blake’s Hellbent
Miguel Zenon
Mostly Other People Do The Killing
Nels Cline Singers
NY Gypsy All Stars
Pete Robbins / Simon Jermyn / Oscar Noriega / Ches Smith / John Hollenbeck
Ravi Coltrane
Rudresh Mahanthappa
Shahzad Ismaily, Ches Smith, Mat Maneri
Sharel Cassity
Sifter w/ Matt Wilson, Mary Halvorson, Kirk Knuffke
Sketchy Black Dog
Sofia Rei
DJ SPINNA
Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio
Steve Lehman Trio
Steven Bernstein’s MTO plays Sly
Taylor Eigsti
Tyshawn Sorey Oblique
Vijay Iyer Trio
Wallace Roney Band
Will Calhoun Ensemble w/ Donald Harrison
+ more to be announced!


BOOM Collective and Search and Restore are pleased to announce the lineup for 2012 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST.  The festival is to be held on January 6th & 7th, 2012 in New York City.  On both nights the festival will take over five West Village venues, (le) Poisson Rouge, Sullivan Hall, Kenny’s Castaways, Zinc Bar, and Bitter End.  This marks the eighth year of the annual NYC WINTER JAZZFEST, and the continued mission to showcase top quality jazz to industry professionals, avid jazz fans, and new audiences.
 
The 2012 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST will feature over 60 different jazz groups during the Arts Presenters (APAP) conference.  Similar to past years the festival will provide an opportunity for artists to showcase in front of presenters, promoters, talent buyers, educators, musicians and avid fans. Over 5000 arts professionals will be in New York City for the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference from January 6-10.  As there will be hundreds of showcases scheduled throughout the weekend around the city both at the Hilton Hotel and in alternative venues, Winter Jazzfest offers APAP conference attendees, and the general public, the opportunity to experience the best of today’s new live jazz and experimental music in club venue settings.  Once famed as the focal point of New York City’s rich jazz and live music scene, Bleecker Street and the Village provide for an ideal festival experience with jazz and experimental music groups performing all night at five of the neighborhood’s esteemed venues within close proximity of each other.  On this night the 2012 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST will continue to redeem the rich jazz heritage of the Village and again will bring jazz fans back to Bleecker Street.  The 2012 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST includes over 60 of today’s most interesting jazz groups from New York, Brooklyn, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Switzerland, Israel, Cuba, Morocco, Turkey, and Italy.
 
Currently new jazz groups are under represented, yet they are culturally essential to the continued development and future of jazz and the cultivation of new audiences for jazz.  Jazz artists need support and exposure to the significant institutional booking forum that the Arts Presenters conferences represent.  Winter Jazzfest is pleased to offer a forum for presenters and music enthusiasts to experience and support the future of jazz.
 
Last month Winter Jazzfest organizers announced the recent labor agreement with Associated Musicians of Greater NY Local 802 which guarantees every artist performing at the 2012 festival a minimum fee with the opportunity to earn additional fees as the festival raises financial support through sponsorship and private donors.  With this landmark revenue sharing model in place festival organizers hope to attract interest from potential funders to support the world class jazz festival for the mutual benefit of the greater jazz community.  Winter Jazzfest founder Brice Rosenbloom explains, “We felt that especially in this current economic climate it was important to devise a model whereby we all benefit when the festival succeeds.  It is the overall health of the greater jazz community that is at stake here and if we’re able to raise sponsorship dollars for the festival than its only appropriate that we share it directly with the musicians who inspire us to produce this festival.”
 
The 2012 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST features curatorial input from Meghan Stabile of Revive Music Group and Adam Schatz of Search & Restore.  In line with the mission of Winter Jazzfest, Stabile and Schatz continue to invigorate NYC’s jazz scenes in their own ways by promoting and supporting young and deserving new jazz artists while bringing increasingly growing audiences to the music.

Search & Restore recently launched the brand new, ever-growing point of discovery for the new jazz & improvised music community at www.searchandrestore.com.  Founded in late 2007 by Adam Schatz, S+R has since grown into a 501©3 non-profit organization, committed to bringing the artists and audiences of new jazz and improvised music together in new ways, while never forgetting it’s DIY roots. Search & Restore is only as strong as it’s generous supporters and committed volunteer staff, so if you fit into either of those categories…thank you!

Revive Music Group is a musician advocacy firm and boutique creative music agency that offers pioneering live music productions and online exposure for musicians. Revive represents musicians through artist development and global awareness, while educating and exposing younger audiences to jazz in nontraditional ways. Visit the online hub dedicated to musicians at revivalist.okayplayer.com />
 
The 2012 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST welcomes all Arts Presenter conference badge-holders to RSVP and reserve a single Full-Festival Pass to the 2011 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST by emailing rsvp@winterjazzfest.com, RSVP required.  Only 2012 APAP Conference attendees are able to RSVP.

2012 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST Schedule (subject to change):
 
Friday January 6th
 
(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street btw Sullivan/Thompson
6:00pm – Curtis Hasselbring’s New Mellow Edwards
7:15pm – John Medeski solo
8:30pm – Nels Cline Singers
9:45pm – Jenny Scheinman’s Mischief & Mayhem
11:00pm – Steven Bernstein’s MTO plays Sly
12:00am – Freedom DJs (and spins between the previous sets)
 
Sullivan Hall, 214 Sullivan St. btw Bleecker & West 3rd
7:45pm – Julian Lage Group
9:00pm – New York Gypsy All Stars
10:15pm – Marco Benevento solo
11:30pm – Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog
12:45am – Jerseyband
2:00am – Big Sam’s Funky Nation
 
Kenny’s Castaways, 157 Bleecker Street btw Sullivan/Thompson
7:00pm – Ben Allison Trio w/ Jenny Scheinman, Steve Cardenas
8:15pm – John Hollenbeck w/Pete Robbins, Simon Jermyn, Oscar Noriega, Ches Smith
9:30pm – Michael Blake’s Hellbent
10:45pm – Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy
12:00am – Rudresh Mahanthappa
1:15am – Mark Guiliana / Zach Danziger
 
Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street btw Sullivan/Thompson
6:15pm – Dominick Farinacci
7:30pm – Malika Zarra
8:45pm – Miguel Zenon
10:00pm – Sketchy Black Dog
11:15pm – Gilad Hekselman 4tet w/ Mark Turner, Joe Martin, Marcus Gilmore
12:30am – Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures
1:45am – JD Walter
 
The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker Street btw Thompson/Laguardia
7:15pm – Joel Harrison String Choir:  The Music of Paul Motian
8:30pm – Lucy Woodward
9:45pm – Chris Morrissey w/ Aaron Parks, Mark Guiliana, Ben Wendel, Nir Felder
11:00pm – Amanda Monaco’s Deathblow
12:15am – Burnt Sugar Arkestra Chamber
1:30am – ERIMAJ
 
Saturday January 7th
 
(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street btw Sullivan/Thompson
6:45pm – Laurence Hobgood
8:00pm – Bernie Worrell Orchestra
9:15pm – Bill Laswell solo
10:30pm – Vijay Iyer Trio
11:45pm – David Murray Cuban Ensemble
1:00am – Cindy Blackman’s Another Lifetime w/ Marc Cary, Felix Pastorius, Aurelien Budynek
2:15am – DJ Spinna (and spins between the previous sets)
 
Sullivan Hall, 214 Sullivan St. btw Bleecker & West 3rd
7:45pm – Lakecia Benjamin & Soul Squad
9:00pm – Fabian Almazan & Strings
10:15pm – Justin Brown Group
11:30pm – Wallace Roney Band
12:45am – Ben Williams & Sound Effect
2:00am – Jesse Fischer’s Soul Cycle f. Casey Benjamin
3:15am – Marc Cary’s Cosmic Indigenous w/ special guest Igmar Thomas
 
Kenny’s Castaways, 157 Bleecker Street btw Sullivan/Thompson
7:00pm – Jason Ajemian’s Highlife
8:15pm – Herculaneum
9:30pm – Mostly Other People Do The Killing
10:45pm – Shahzad Ismaily, Ches Smith, Mat Maneri
12:00am – SIFTER w/ Matt WIlson, Kirk Knuffke, Mary Halvorson
1:15am – Steve Lehman Trio
 
Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street btw Sullivan/Thompson
7:15pm – Gregoire Maret
8:30pm – Lionel Loueke
9:45pm – Will Calhoun Ensemble w/ Donald Harrison
11:00pm – Sofia Rei
12:15am – Ayelet Rose Gottlieb w/ Ethel and Satoshi Takeishi
1:30am – Sharel Cassity
 
The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker Street btw Thompson/Laguardia
7:30pm – Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio
8:45pm – Andy Milne’s Dapp Theory
10:00pm – Matt Wilson Quartet +Strings
11:15pm – Allison Miller’s BOOM TIC BOOM
12:30am – Taylor Eigsti Trio
1:45am – Tyshawn Sorey Oblique
 
 
Single-Day Festival Passes are available to the General Public for $35
Two-Day Full-Festival Passes are available to the General Public for $45
 
Five West Village Venues:
(le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street
Sullivan Hall, 214 Sullivan Street
Kenny’s Castaways, 157 Bleecker Street
Bitter End, 147 Bleecker Street
Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street
 
Tickets:
www.winterjazzfest.com/tickets.html />
*On sale NOW!
 
Information:
www.winterjazzfest.com

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