The 19th Annual 2023 NYC Winter Jazzfest | January 12th-18th, 2023

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2023 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST
Celebrating 19 Seasons
January 12-18, 2023
Presenting The Full Spectrum of Jazz

<< MARATHON LINEUPS ANNOUNCED>>

WINTER JAZZFEST MARATHON NIGHTS

Manhattan Marathon January 13
Brooklyn Marathon January 14
Our signature multi-artist, multi-venue experience: seven venues per borough
Honoring Marshall Allen of Sun Ra Arkestra,
A tribute to Meghan Stabile: Future x Sounds Salutes Revive,
Biophilia Records showcase at City Winery Loft, and Pyroclastic showcase at The Jazz Gallery
and over 70 groups showcasing on two nights

OPENING NIGHT JANUARY 12:
PREMIERE — TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON’S NEW STANDARDS LIVE – AT CITY WINERY

Curated by Terri Lyne Carrington, rotating ensembles featuring Michele Rosewoman, Michael Mayo, Linda May Han Oh, Kris Davis, Tia Fuller, Caroline Davis, Helen Sung, Mary Halvorson, Julius Rodriguez, Angelica Sanchez, Tcheser Holmes, Rashaan Carter, Devon Gates, Veronica Leahy, Sara Serpa, and others plus a set but the Next Jazz Legacy artists supported by New Music USA. And hosted by Melanie Charles.

PARIS JAZZ & TSF SHOWCASE:
Vincent Peirani’s “Jokers”
Émile Parisien’s “Louise”
plus Avishai Cohen Quartet
& Nicole Glover
Late night DJ set by Gilles Peterson at Nublu

JANUARY 15:
FLOCK UP AND FLY, a night honoring jaimie branch feat. Jeff Parker, Chad Taylor, Fay Victor and more at NUBLU
All proceeds will go to nonprofit The jaimie branch Foundation.

JANUARY 16:
VERVE AT WINTER JAZZFEST
Samara Joy, Brandee Younger, Julius Rodriguez
Iconic labels Verve and Impulse present today’s brightest jazz stars at Winter Jazzfest 2023
at LPR

JANUARY 17:
“GRIEF & PROCESS” — MULTIMEDIA PROJECT BY SAMORA PINDERHUGHES
“TAKE TWO” — A LISTENING EXPERIENCE WITH MUSICAL DIRECTOR NATE MERCEREAU
“Hear a full Pharoah Sanders album “Elevation”, followed by a reinterpretation improvised live onstage”

JAZZ TALKS AFTERNOON SERIES:
JANUARY 15 &17
Thursday January 12
WHY THE JAZZ WORLD NEEDS GENDER EQUITY
Join us for a discussion about why initiatives like Next Jazz Legacy are a critical resource for women and non-binary jazz artists, and how those artists are shaping the music’s future. Featuring Next Jazz Legacy’s co-founders, NEA Jazz Master Terri Lyne Carrington (Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice) and Vanessa Reed (New Music USA), with NJL Mentor/Bandleader Mary Halvorson and NJL artists Kalia Vandever and Lexi Hamner. Moderated by Melanie Charles.
CITY WINERY, 25 11TH AVENUE AT HUDSON RIVER
5:30 PM (Admission included with ticket to New Standards Live concert)

Sunday January 15
AIN’T BUT A FEW OF US
A conversation with leading Black music writers who collaborated with author Willard Jenkins on his recent book “Ain’t But a Few of Us: Black Music Writers Tell Their Story.” The discussion will include how they have contended with a world of jazz writing dominated by White men, and address obstacles to access for Black jazz journalists, how to contend with the world of jazz writing dominated by white men, and discuss how these racial disparities are not confined to jazz but hamper their efforts at writing about other music genres as well.
THE NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM 58 WEST 129TH STREET
1:00 PM (FREE with RSVP)

Sunday January 15
STATE OF JAZZ RADIO IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Jazz radio stations are evolving (or not) to keep up with the unfolding of new music in the genre while navigating the commercial pressures of streaming services. A panel of jazz radio leaders will discuss recent trends, challenges, and successes in the world of jazz radio in the digital age.
THE NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM 58 WEST 129TH STREET
4:00 PM (FREE with RSVP)

Tuesday January 17
CELEBRATING MEGHAN STABILE AND REVIVE MUSIC
Friends and colleagues of Revive Music founder Meghan Stabile gather to celebrate her life, legacy and continued contributions to the music community.
THE NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM 58 WEST 129TH STREET
4:00 PM (FREE with RSVP)

Tuesday January 17
THIS IS A MOVEMENT: THE CURRENT STATUS OF GENDER EQUITY IN JAZZ
Join the movement! Adding to the momentum of the January 2022 convening, advocates and architects of This Is A Movement share findings and offer perspectives on the continued work towards offsetting over 100 years of patriarchy in our jazz community.
THE NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM 58 WEST 129TH STREET
7:00 PM (FREE with RSVP)

Check for updates at winterjazzfest.com/2023jazztalks or click the QR code
The 2023 Winter Jazzfest JAZZ TALKS series is presented in partnership with Jazz At Lincoln Center

We are thrilled to announce the Manhattan and Brooklyn Marathon schedules for the 19th annual NYC Winter Jazzfest! Additionally, we are announcing our Jazz Talks series of pre-show conversations and a series at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem on January 15 and 17.

Since our founding in 2005, NYC Winter Jazzfest (NYCWJF) has cemented a reputation as a hotbed of cultural discovery, supporting the rich growth and continued vitality of the jazz community. In our 19th year we are presenting a festival slightly smaller in scope, in part of necessity given an arts and culture scene still in recovery, with numerous venues shuttered and others struggling. However, after a delayed and heavily modified festival in 2022, we are back on schedule in January 2023, proud as ever to support a host of today’s most fearless and creative musicians as we push boundaries and imagine new possibilities for our music scene and our world.

We are excited to showcase seven nights of extraordinary programming, including our weekend multi-venue, multi-artist marathons — first in Manhattan, then Brooklyn. The NYCWJF marathon has become recognized as one of New York’s most essential nightlife offerings, giving audiences full access to all participating venues and dozens of groups performing from early evening deep into the wee hours. Our 2023 marathon venues are:

Manhattan, January 13: (Le) Poisson Rouge, City Winery, City Winery Loft, Zinc Bar, The Bitter End, Nublu, The Jazz Gallery

Brooklyn, January 14: Brooklyn Opera House, Brooklyn Bowl, Superior Ingredients, Baby’s All Right, National Sawdust, Loove Labs, Club Curious

January 13 – Manhattan Marathon

6 PM – 3 AM

City Winery:
5:30 PM Doors Open
6:00 PM Miho Hazama and m.unit
7:15 PM Yamandu Costa
8:30 PM Ben Wendel
9:45 PM HERA with Chelsea Baratz, Anne Drummond, Alexis Lombre, Endea Owens, Shirazette Tinnin, Andromeda
11:00 PM Lakecia Benjamin
12:15 AM Maurice “Mobetta” Brown

City Winery Loft: Biophilia Records Showcase
6:00 PM Doors Open
7:00 PM Adam O’Farrill ‘Stranger Days’
8:30 PM Sara Serpa ‘Intimate Strangers’
10:00 PM Chase Elodia
11:30 PM Linda May Han Oh: The Glass Hours

LPR:
6:00 PM Doors Open
6:30 PM Immanuel Wilkins
7:45 PM Donny McCaslin w/ Mark Guiliana, Tim Lefebvre, Jason Lindner
9:00 PM Joel Ross’ Parables

Zinc Bar:
6:00 PM Doors Open
6:15 PM Esthesis Quartet
7:30 PM Endea Owens & The Cookout
8:45 PM Doug Wamble Quartet
10:00 PM Marta Sánchez Quintet
11:15 PM Orrin Evans Trio
12:30 AM Richie Goods and Chien Chien Lu

Bitter End: Paris Jazz Stage
6:00 PM Doors Open
6:45 PM Abraham Reunion
7:45 PM Paris Jazz Sessions feat. Jeanne Michard
8:45 PM Yessaï Karapetian
9:45 PM Bada Bada
10:45 PM Ishkero
11:45 PM TISS+

Nublu:
6:00 PM Doors Open
6:30 PM Caroline Davis
7:45 PM Nathalie Joachim
9:00 PM Takuya Kuroda
10:15 PM Reid Anderson
11:30 PM Nate Mercereau
12:45 AM Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few
2:00 AM Jason Lindner Presents BREAK.FAST.CLUB.

The Jazz Gallery:
7:00 PM Doors Open
7:30 PM Chris Lightcap’s “Superette Deluxe”
9:30 PM Halvorson/Courvoisier Duo “Searching for the Disappeared Hour”
11:00 PM Craig Taborn

January 14 – Brooklyn Marathon

6 PM – 3 AM

Opera House:
6:00 PM Doors Open
6:30 PM Black Lives – From Generation to Generation
7:45 PM Julius Rodriguez
9:00 PM Brandee Younger
10:15 PM Dawn Richard and Spencer Zahn’s ‘Pigments’
11:30 PM Sun Ra Arkestra, celebrating Marshall Allen

Superior Ingredients:
6:30 PM Doors Open
7:00 PM Gilles Peterson (DJ set)
8:30 PM Jamaaladeen Tacuma
9:45 PM Makaya McCraven
11:00 PM Irreversible Entanglements
12:15 AM Nate Smith, Jason Lindner, Tim Lefebvre
1:30 AM Razor-N-Tape presents A Joyful Noise

Brooklyn Bowl: Future x Sounds salutes Revive Music
6:00 PM Doors Open
Alissia spins (and between sets)
6:45 PM Susan Carol
7:20 PM Ray Angry’s Producer Mondays ft Nomaad & Friends
8:45 PM Igmar Thomas & The Revive Big Band ft Louis Cato & Special Guests
10:15 PM Pete Rock & The Soul Brothers

National Sawdust:
6:30 PM Doors Open
7:00 PM Dayramir Gonzalez
8:15 PM Mark Guiliana
9:30 PM Surya Botofasina ’Sounds for Meghan Stabile’
10:45 PM Zoh Amba
12:00 AM Photay with Carlos Niño featuring Randal Fisher and Celia Hollander

Baby’s All Right:
6:00 PM Doors Open
6:30 PM Sungazer
7:45 PM Sarah Elizabeth Charles
9:00 PM Rich Ruth
10:15 PM LNDFK
11:30 PM JaRon Marshall
12:45 AM Ghost Funk Orchestra

Loove Labs (58 N6):
6:00 PM Doors Open
7:00 PM GEORGE with Anna Webber, Aurora Nealand, Chiquita Magic, John Hollenbeck
8:30 PM Roxana Amed Quartet
10:00 PM William Parker Piano Trio
11:30 PM Alfredo Colon

Club Curious:
6:00 PM Doors Open
7:00 PM Gengis Don & The Empire
8:45 PM Daniel Villarreal

This year’s marathon will include a celebration of Marshall Allen, leading the Sun Ra Arkestra in a full set with special guests. There will also be a very special tribute to our beloved Meghan Stabile, visionary scene maker and founder of Revive Music, who we tragically lost in June at age 39. Ángela Gil founder of Future x Sounds, carries on in the spirit of her mentor and friend, and curates an evening at the Brooklyn Bowl in Meghan’s honor, featuring Louis Cato, hip-hop legend Pete Rock with his band The Soul Brothers, Igmar Thomas´ Revive Big Band and special guests. In true Revive Music fashion, Winter Jazzfest and Future x Sounds present an evening to celebrate Jazz, Hip Hop, and above all, the supreme spirit of Meghan Stabile. Additionally in remembrance Stabile, Surya Botosafina will perform “Sounds go Meghan Stabile” at National Sawdust.

Prior to the marathons, on our Opening Night — Thursday, January 12 — we are happy to present the first-ever onstage manifestation of drum legend Terri Lyne Carrington’s New Standards Live. As founding director of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, Carrington and her colleagues are reshaping the narrative of jazz in myriad ways. The book New Standards: 101 Lead Sheets by Women Composers has sold out of its first printing, which speaks to the excitement and demand this project has generated. The album New Standards, Vol. 1 is the first in a series bringing the music in this book to life — and at NYCWJF, for the first time, Carrington will bring the project to the stage, in an evening of varied ensemble configurations. The slated performers are Michele Rosewoman, Michael Mayo, Linda May Han Oh, Kris Davis, Tia Fuller, Caroline Davis, Helen Sung, Mary Halvorson, Julius Rodriguez, Angelica Sanchez, Tcheser Holmes, Rashaan Carter, Devon Gates, Veronica Leahy, Sara Serpa, and others plus a set but the Next Jazz Legacy artists supported by New Music America. Melanie Charles will host the evening.

Also on Opening Night, acclaimed French musicians Vincent Peirani (accordion) and Émile Parisien (saxophone) will lead their respective ensembles in a combined showcase co-presented with Paris Jazz Club and TSF Jazz. Joining for this special presentation will be trumpeter Avishai Cohen and his quartet and Nicole Glover. To close out Opening Night in crate-digging style, renowned UK broadcaster, DJ and Brownswood Recordings founder Gilles Peterson will spin well into the night at Nublu — an Alphabet City venue that will host a series of shows throughout the days of the festival.

After our marathons, on Sunday, January 15, NYCWJF pays tribute to another departed icon of our music community, trumpeter and composer jaimie “breezy” branch, whose passing on August 22 at age 39 sent a shockwave of grief across the globe. Friends and collaborators such as Jeff Parker, Chad Taylor, Joe Morris, Luke Stewart, Jason Nazary, Fay Victor, Janel Leppin, Amirtha Kidambi, Anthony Pirog, Angela Morris, Nathaniel Morgan, Aquiles Navarro, Kim Alpert, Piotr Orlov and Lester St. Louis come together for a night of music and healing. An open jam session will conclude the evening, just as branch would have liked it.

Two very special events are taking place on Tuesday, January 17: pianist, composer, filmmaker and all-around creative force Samora Pinderhughes will present an incarnation of his politically charged multimedia project “Grief & Process,” a collaborative exhibition and performance series that is now unfolding at The Kitchen’s temporary location at The Westbeth’s West Side Loft. The same night, multi-instrumentalist Nate Mercereau will musically direct “Take Two,” an immersive experience like no other, bridging the music’s past, present and future: audience and players alike will listen together to the classic Pharoah Sanders album Elevation (Impulse!, 1974) in its entirety, after which the musicians will take to the stage for a live reinterpretation of what they just heard.

As in past years, NYCWJF will also program a series of Jazz Talks for the afternoons of January 15 & 17 at City Winery and The National Jazz Museum in Harlem. These panel discussions spark intellectual reflection and provide the public with a wider context for understanding all that goes on in the artistic lives of our performers. Topics will include the current status of gender equity in jazz, obstacles to access for Black jazz journalists, the state of jazz radio in the digital age and celebrating Meghan Stabile and Revive Music.

About NYCWJF

Praised by The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR and countless other national publications, the NYCWJF has become a creative home for pathbreaking artists from the local NYC scene and globally, and a pivotal destination for arts leaders and cultural cognoscenti, hardcore fans and new listeners alike. The festival has grown at a rapid pace, from the original one-day single-location program to annual schedules putting as many as 150 groups (over 600 artists) on 20 stages throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.

The strains of the pandemic have made us more strongly committed than ever to all aspects of our mission: not only shining a light on the greatest artists of our day, but facilitating new collaborations, creating new spaces for community, and always supporting struggles for racial and gender justice, immigrant rights, action on climate change and mass incarceration. On many levels, the pandemic brought all these issues even more to the forefront, and NYCWJF artists, with the festival’s support and encouragement, continue to engage with them in myriad ways.

Conceived originally to showcase the latest and most cutting-edge jazz acts during the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference, and founded by New York concert impresario Brice Rosenbloom, NYCWJF has become the definitive all-inclusive jazz event that offers a “state of the union” of jazz and its many stylistic camps from avant-garde to post-bop, jazz-funk, fusion, hypermodern through-composed music and jazz-inflected world music. From party bands to ambient electronic groups to the most advanced compositional approaches – audiences sample everything the jazz world has to offer. As a destination event, attendees regularly travel from other states and countries to attend the festival. Many in the industry see it as jazz’s answer to SXSW. We hope to see you there!

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