The 2014 NYC WINTER JAZZ FEST is starting soon!!!!! From January 8th through January 11th, 2014

image001The NYC WINTER JAZZFEST turns 10 years old in 2014.  In celebration of this milestone Winter Jazzfest is expanding to five nights from January 7th through January 11th.  The festival will be presented in 9 different venues and will feature over 90 different groups including over 400 musicians.  Winter Jazzfest upholds the continued mission to showcase top quality jazz to industry professionals, avid jazz fans, and new audiences.
Winter Jazzfest was established in 2005 with the goal of introducing underexposed artists – those that impacted the jazz scene of that period — to professional presenters attending the Arts Presenters Conference (APAP). At that time, jazz groups were underrepresented, although they were (and remain) culturally essential to the continued development and future of the music and audiences.  Winter Jazzfest is pleased to continue our mission of offering a forum for presenters and music enthusiasts to experience and support the future of jazz.

In its ten years of existence, Winter Jazzfest has showcased artists including Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris, The Bad Plus, David Murray, Jason Moran, Meshell Ndegeocello, John Medeski, Nels Cline, Marc Ribot, Don Byron, Dave Douglas, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Nicholas Payton and artists that have gone on to perform in concert halls, performing arts centers, festivals and prominent clubs around the world such as Vijay Iyer, Anat Cohen, Robert Glasper, JD Allen, Gretchen Parlato, Jenny Scheinman, Jonathan Batiste, Kneebody, So Percussion, Darcy James Argue, Ambrose Akinmusire, Amir Elsaffar, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Mary Halvorson, and hundreds more that, today, thrive in a richer and more energized music scene.

In this 10th Anniversary Year, Winter Jazzfest is pleased to welcome back artists that performed in past seasons, including a special piano duo show at The Town Hall with Robert Glasper and Jason Moran as part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary series.  Another highlighted returning artist is drummer Bobby Previte, performing TERMINALS with fellow Winter Jazzfest alums Nels Cline, John Medeski and So Percussion (just announced).  The Revive Big Band returns to Winter Jazzfest, this time performing a preview of a show they will perform at Central Park SummerStage in Summer 2014 featuring the music of Blue Note Records.  Other returning groups performing on the two-day multi-venue Winter Jazzfest Marathon include Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog, Mary Halvorson, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Darcy James Argue, Keren Ann, Burnt Sugar, Don Byron, Elliott Sharp, 3rd Eye 4tet: McPherson, Waits, Burton, Hurt (a new formation of Aethereal Base and reunion of Cause & Effect), Gretchen Parlato and many others.

Finally, we’re thrilled to welcome Henry Threadgill, who will be making his debut appearance at Winter Jazzfest with the world premiere of his “Ensemble Double-Up”, Led by Threadgill and featuring Jason Moran and David Virelles on pianos, Curtis McDonald and Roman Filiu on altos, Christopher Hoffman on cello, Jose Davila on tuba and Craig Weinrib on trap drums, honoring his dear friend and WJF esteemed past festival participant, Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris (who passed on January 29th, 2013), in his composition written for the occasion, “Old Locks and Irregular Verbs”, which will take place at the historic Judson Church on Saturday, January 11th.

The 2014 Winter Jazzfest includes partnerships and support from Blue Note Records 75th Anniversary, Central Park SummerStage, Revive Music Group, Okeh Records “The Sound of Next”, Sixpoint Brewery and Search & Restore.

A five-night Full Festival Pass is available for purchase now for $95 (full value is $125).  All other ticket options for single night shows and the two-night marathon pass (Jan 10 and 11) are also available now, more details below.

Winter Jazzfest welcomes all Arts Presenter conference badge-holders to obtain a single discounted Two-Day Marathon Pass to the 2014 WINTER JAZZFEST (good for Jan 10 & 11) by emailing  Only 2014 APAP Conference attendees are able to RSVP for the discounted pass.

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Tuesday January 7th, 8pm

WJF10 Kickoff:

Bobby Previte’s TERMINALS feat. So Percussion, John Medeski, and Nels Cline

Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St NYC

$10 – Individual tickets 

This night is made possible with support from Six Point Brewery


Wednesday January 8th, 8pm

WJF10 Blue Note Records 75th Anniversary Concert:


w/ special guests Ravi Coltrane, Bilal, Eric Harland, and Alan Hampton

The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street NYC

$45 / $35 / $25 – Individual tickets 


Thursday January 9th, 7pm

WJF10 SummerStage Showcase:

NYC Winter Jazzfest & SummerStage present Revive Big Band, celebrating Blue Note Records 75th Anniversary featuring 

Dr. Lonnie Smith, Bilal, and more!

Plus The Wallace Roney OrchestraPerforming Wayne Shorter’s “Universe”, “Twin Dragon” and “Legend”
Never released music written for Miles Davis, conducted by David Weiss

Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St NYC

$15 ADV / $18 DOS – Individual tickets on sale November 16th 2013


Friday January 10th, 6pm – 4am

Saturday January 11th, 6pm – 4am

WJF10 NYC Winter Jazzfest Marathon

80+ Groups performing in 9 venues over 2 nights

Le Poisson Rouge / Judson Church / NYU Law / Blue Note / Groove / Zinc Bar / Bitter End / Subculture / Bowery Electric

edited…  Schedule To Be Announced soon…

$35 1-Day Pass / $55 2-Day Pass – Individual tickets on sale November 16th 2013



Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street NYC

Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South NYC

The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street NYC

Blue Note, 131 West 3rd St, NYC

Groove, 125 Macdougal St, NYC

NYU Law, 40 Washington Square South NYC

Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street NYC

The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker Street NYC

Subculture, 45 Bleecker Street NYC

Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery NYC



Full Festival Pass – $95: 

The Full Festival Pass includes:

– Admission to the Jan 7th WJF Kickoff show at LPR w/ Bobby Previte’s TERMINALS feat. So Percussion, John Medeski and Nels Cline

– Orchestra seat/ticket for Jan 8th Blue Note 75th Anniv show at Town Hall w/ Jason Moran, Robert Glasper and guests

– Admission to the Jan 9th SummerStage showcase at LPR w/ Revive Big Band and guests

– A 2-Day WJF Marathon Pass featuring over 80 groups at 8 different venues


Individual Tickets & Marathon Passes:

Jan 7 – $10

Jan 8 – $45 Orchestra Section, Balcony Boxes Seats / $35 Balcony Seats / $25 Upper Balcony Seats

Jan 9 – $15 ADV, $18 DOS

Jan 10/11 – $35 1-day / $55 2-day


APAP Delegate Discounted Admission:

(RSVP Required for verification and discount codes)

If you are a 2014 registered APAP delegate you have the opportunity to attend the 2014 NYC Winter Jazzfest Marathon at a reduced price, please for more details.


Tentative Lineup (subject to change)…

*just added

3rd Eye 4tet: McPherson, Waits, Burton, Hurt

ABRAXAS – John Zorn’s Book of Angels by Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz

Angelika Niescier

Antoine Roney Trio featuring Kojo

Aruan Ortiz Orbiting Quartet

Ben Goldberg’s Unfold Ordinary Mind

Ben Holmes Quartet

Ben Wendel Quartet

Big Chief Donald Harrison & Congo Square Nation

Big Yuki

Blue Cranes

Bobby Previte’s TERMINALS feat. John Medeski, Nels Cline & So Percussion

Burnt Sugar Arkestra Review with Melvin Van Peebles, Vernon Reid & Rebellum

Ches Smith Trio

Chris Lightcap & Bigmouth

Chris Morrissey Quartet

Craig Handy

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

Dawn of Midi

Don Byron’s Six Musician Group

Dr. Lonnie Smith *
Elliott Sharp’s Orchestra Carbon

Endangered Blood

Erik Friedlander’s Bonebridge

EYEBONE w/ Nels Cline and Jim Black *

Freedom Party DJ Herbert Holler

Gary Bartz Quartet & Friends

Gizmo w/ special guest Casey Benjamin

Gregoire Maret w/ Terri Lyne Carrington

Gretchen Parlato

Helado Negro

Henry Threadgill’s ‘Ensemble Double-Up’ In Remembrance of Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris

Howard Johnson & Gravity

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

James Brandon Lewis

Jamie Baum Septet+

Jason Moran

Jazz Passengers

Jeff “Tain” Watts & Lionel Loueke

The Jeff Ballard Trio w/ Lionel Loueke and Miguel Zenon
Jon Irabagon Trio

Keren Ann

Kris Bowers Group

Lakecia Benjamin & Soul Squad

Marc Cary’s Focus Trio

Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog w/ Mary Halvorson

Mark Guiliana’s Beat Music

Mark Helias Open Loose

Mary Halvorson Septet

Matt Ulery’s Loom

Matt Wilson *

Matthew Shipp Trio


Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio

Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba

Miles Okazaki Quartet

Morgan James

Mostly Other People Do The Killing

Mother Falcon

Nat Baldwin

Nate Wooley’s Seven Storey Mountain

NEXT Collective

Nir Felder

No BS! Brass

Otis Brown III f. Special Guests

Peter Brötzmann

Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet

Raul Midon

Ravi Coltrane

Rene Marie

Revive Big Band

Robert Glasper

Roman Diaz & Midnight Rumba

Roomful of Teeth

Round Robin Duets

Roy Hargrove Quintet

Rudy Royston 303

Sharel Cassity Quintet

Slavic Soul Party! plays Ellington: the Far East Suite


Sylvie Courvoisier – Mark Feldman Duo

Takuya Kuroda

Ted Poor Quartet

Theo Croker


TILLERY featuring Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens

Tim Berne Snakeoil

Tongues in Trees

Tony Malaby’s Tamarindo

Trio Feral

Wallace Roney Orchestra

Wicked Knee *

Zee Avi


+ more to be announced soon…