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Winter Jazzfest Calendar 2013

Winter Jazzfest is just around the corner: it’s the time of year when for a couple of days, all the cheesy Bleecker Street venues turn into a mecca for good jazz. This year, the shows on the Bleecker Street strip are supplemented by the inclusion of a slate of artists at comfortable Bowery Electric at 327 Bowery, a couple of blocks north of where CBGB used to be.

The best deal on tickets is the $45 two-day pass, available at the Poisson Rouge box office; $35 single-day passes are also available. Even by comparison to last year’s formidable lineup, this is an insanely good bunch of acts, from the oldest oldschool to the new: Hazmat Modine, the Cookers, Amir ElSaffar, Catherine Russell, Marc Cary, Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra, the James Carter organ trio, Ibrahim Malouf, Roy Nathanson’s Sotto Voce, Jaimeo Brown’s Transcendence and more. As usual, most of the bigger names are at the Poisson Rouge, while another new venue, Culture Project Theatre at 45 Bleecker has the most improvisationally-inclined, avant garde acts.

Another new feature this year is the inclusion of a trio of headline-quality acts who don’t play jazz in any usual sense of the word but are all worth seeing:  fiery Ethiopian funksters Debo Band at Bowery Electric at 10 on Friday; slyly witty minor-key klezmer/reggae/New Orleans jamband Hazmat Modine at the Bitter End at 11ish on Saturday, and ecstatic live bhangra orchestra Red Baraat at Bowery Electric at 10 on Saturday. The complete schedule is below:

Friday January 11th

Le Poisson Rouge:
6:00pm – Ibrahim Malouf
7:15pm – Catherine Russell
8:30pm – Monty Alexander “Harlem – Kingston Express”
9:45pm – Don Byron
11:00pm – Evolutionary Minded! – ‘The music of Gil-Scott Heron re-visioned w/ Kentyah, M1 (Dead Prez), Brian Jackson and the New Midnight Band’
12:00am – Freedom Party

Sullivan Hall
7:45pm – Marcus Strickland Twi-Life
9:00pm – Revive Big Band led by Igmar Thomas
10:15pm – Dorothy Ashby Tribute feat. Brandee Younger
11:30pm – Corey King Band
12:45am – CHURCH feat. Mark de Clive-Lowe

Zinc Bar
6:45pm – Music of Ryuichi Sakamoto by Meg Okura’s Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
8:00pm – Dan Tepfer & Lee Konitz
9:15pm – Jaimeo Brown’s Transcendence w/ JD Allen and Chris Sholar
10:30pm – Eric Revis, Kris Davis, Andrew Cyrille
11:45pm – Felix Pastorious
1:00am – AfroHORN: The 3rd Incarnation
2:15am – Ernest Dawkins Afro-Straight

The Bitter End
6:15pm – Maria Neckam
7:30pm – Yosvany Terry Quintet
8:45pm – Krystle Warren and The Faculty
10:00pm – Julian Lage & Nels Cline
11:15pm – Roy Nathanson Sotto Voce
12:30am – Charnett Moffett, Marc Cary, Will Calhoun
1:45am – Jason Stein Quartet

Culture Project Theater (45 Bleecker St.)
7:00pm – Bryan & The Aardvarks
8:15pm – Michael Attias
9:30pm – Sunny Kim’s Painter’s Eye
10:45pm – The Fringe
12:00am – Nasheet Waits EQUALITY with Vijay Iyer, Mark Helias, Logan Richardson 1:15am – Seabrook Power Plant

Bowery Electric
6:15pm – Bobby Previte Bari Trio
7:30pm – Erik Deutsch
8:45pm – Jacob Garchik The Heavens
10:00pm – Debo Band

Saturday January 12th

Le Poisson Rouge
6:00pm – Celebrate The Great Women of Blues & Jazz w/ Toshi Reagon & Allison Miller +Friends
7:15pm – The Big Picture featuring David Krakauer (A Sneak Preview)
8:30pm – The Cookers
9:45pm – Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak
11:00pm – James Carter Organ Trio
12:15am – Gregory Porter
1:30am – Bugge ‘n Friends with Erik Truffaz, Ilhan Ersahin, Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell

Sullivan Hall
7:45pm – Ari Hoenig Group
9:00pm – Dezron Douglas’ Jazz Workshop
10:15pm – Somi
11:30pm – Otis Brown III
12:45am – George Burton Group
2:00am – John Raymond Project

Zinc Bar
6:45pm – Tigran
8:00pm – Donny McCaslin
9:15pm – Alexis Cuadrado Group ‘A Lorca Soundscape’
10:30pm – Omer Avital & His Band of The East
11:45pm – Rez Abbasi Trio
1:00am – Amir Elsafar Quintet
2:15am – JC Hopkins

The Bitter End
6:15pm – Pedrito Martinez
7:30pm – Claudia Acuña
8:45pm – Colin Stetson
10:00pm – Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra
11:15pm – Hazmat Modine
12:30am – Rafiq Bhatia
1:45am – Oran Etkin

Culture Project Theater
7:00pm – Michael Formanek
8:15pm – Leo Genovese Trio
9:30pm – Tony Malaby Tuba Trio
10:45pm – Kneebody
12:00am – Jason Lindner Breeding Ground
1:15am – Merger w/ Andrew D’Angelo, Kirk Knuffke, Ben Street, Nasheet Waits

Bowery Electric
6:15pm – Frank Lacy’s ’10 32k’
7:30pm – Mario Pavone Trio
8:45pm – Vinnie Sperazza 40Twenty
10:00pm – Red Baraat

January 3, 2013 - Posted by | concert, jazz, Live Events, Music, music, concert, New York City | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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