By Steve Weinstein
By Devon Maloney
By Tessa Stuart
By Alison Flowers
By Albert Samaha
By Jesse Jarnow
By Eric Tsetsi
By Raillan Brooks
1999 JVC Jazz Festival New York
Monday, June 14
Tuesday, June 15A Tribute to Johnny Smith, with Pat Martino, Mark Whitfield, Ira Sullivan, Jimmy Bruno, Joe Puma, Howard Alden, John Abercrombie, Tony Mottola, Vic Juris, Jack Wilkins, Paul Bollenbach, Gene Bertoncini, Sal Salvador, Ron Affif, others. Kaye Playhouse, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, June 16A Jazz Salute to the Big Apple, with Randy Sandke, Warren Vaché, Wycliffe Gordon, Ken Peplowski, Allan Vaché, Scott Robinson, Joe Temperley, Howard Alden, Mark Shane, Eric Reed, Rodney Whitaker, and Joe Ascione. Kaye Playhouse, 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 17The Music of Cab Calloway, with his daughter Chris Calloway and the HI-DE-HO Orchestra. Kaye Playhouse, 8 p.m.
Friday, June 18Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Roy Hargrove. Carnegie Hall, 8 p.m. Bessie and Louis, with Carrie Smith singing Bessie Smith and Warren Vaché, Kenny Davern, Howard Alden, others playing Louis Armstrong. Kaye Playhouse, 8 p.m. Duke en Clave, with Ray Baretto's New World Spirit and Kenny Burrell Duke Ellington, Latin style. Symphony Space, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 19Will Downing, Gerald Albright, others. Beacon Theater, 8 p.m. Cassandra Wilson and Shirley Horn. Carnegie Hall, 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 20Dave Brubeck and James Moody. Carnegie Hall, 8 p.m. Monty Alexander Octet plays Bob Marley. Symphony Space, 8 p.m.
Monday, June 21Remembering Charlie Parker, with James Moody, others. Symphony Space, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 22Manhattan Transfer, Anita O'Day, Kevin Mahogany. Avery Fisher Hall, 8 p.m. Kind of Blue at 40, with Geri Allen, Jimmy Cobb, Ravi Coltrane, Vincent Herring, Wallace Roney, Buster Williams, others performing the Miles Davis classic. Symphony Space, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, June 23Boney James and Keiko Matsui. Avery Fisher Hall, 8 p.m. Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Shemekia Copeland. Beacon Theater, 8 p.m. Diana Krall and Joshua Redman. Carnegie Hall, 8 p.m. Dave Holland Quintet, with Robin Eubanks, Chris Potter, Steve Nelson, others; Brad Mehldau. Symphony Space, 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 24Carlinhos Brown. Beacon Theater, 8 p.m. Oscar Peterson, with Orsted Pedersen, Ulf Wakenius, and Martin Drew. Carnegie Hall, 8 p.m. Echoes of Coltrane, with Donald Harrison, Gary Bartz, Carl Allen, Javon Jackson, Rodney Jones, and Brian Lynch. Symphony Space, 8 p.m. Lenora Zenzalai Helm, Orrin Evans, Miriam Sullivan, Eric McPherson, and Kwame Bell. Studio Museum in Harlem, 7 p.m. James Brown. John Harms Center for the Arts, Englewood, N.J., 8 p.m.
Friday, June 25Ray Charles. Avery Fisher Hall, 8 p.m. Tribute to Kenny Kirkland, with Branford Marsalis, Jeff Watts, Sting, Harry Connick Jr., others. Beacon Theater, 8 p.m. Blue Note Records 60th Anniversary Concert, with Greg Osby, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Charlie Hunter/Leon Parker. Symphony Space, 8 p.m. Russ Freeman and the Rippingtons with Paul Taylor. John Harms Center for the Arts, 8 p.m. James Brown. Avery Fisher Hall, 8 p.m. Latin Jazz Jam '99, with Tito Puente's Latin Jazz All-Stars featuring Dave Valentin, Giovanni Hidalgo, Hilton Ruiz, Charlie Sepulveda, Mario Rivera, Andy Gonzalez, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Mongo Santamaria; and Poncho Sanchez, Arturo Sandoval, others. Carnegie Hall, 8 p.m. Contemporary Piano Ensemble, with James Williams, Donald Brown, Geoff Keezer, Harold Mabern, Mulgrew Miller. Symphony Space, 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 27Caetano Veloso, Luis Brasil, Jaques Morelenbaum, others. Beacon Theater, 8 p.m. Remember Shakti: John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain, V. Selvaganesh, and U. Shrinivas. Symphony Space, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 26Main Stage: Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Will Downing and Gerald Albright, Gato Barbieri, Joshua Redman, Hendricks and Ross, John Pizzarelli, Larry McCray. noon to midnight Gazebo Stage: Virginia Mayhew, Larry McCray, Sean Sullivan, Donald Harrison, Sam Newsome. noon to midnight
Sunday, June 27Main Stage: James Brown, Buddy Guy, Manhattan Transfer, Royal Crown Revue, Roy Hargrove, Keiko Matsui, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Kyle Eastwood. noon to 10:30 p.m. Gazebo Stage: Kyle Eastwood, Chuck Loeb, Doc Scanlon, Wallace Roney, Shemekia Copeland. noon to 10:30 p.m.
Ticket information: for information call 518-587-3330.
1999 Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival
Wednesday, June 9Charles Lloyd, with John Abercrombie, Marc Johnson, Billy Higgins. Knitting Factory, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Mario Pavone, with Matt Wilson, Peter Madsen, Mario Pavone. Knitting Factory, 12 a.m. Rashid Bakr, with Billy Stein, Brian Glick, Matt Hayner. Alterknit Theatre, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Peck Allmond, with Ben Perowsky, Douglass Weiss, Gary Fisher, Donny McCaslin. Tap Bar, 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. Marty Ehrlich, with Tony Malaby, Jerome Harris, Bobby Previte. Old Office, 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Larval, with Bill Brovold, Mike Smith, others; the Boredoms; John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Fred Frith, others. Seaport Atrium, 8:30 p.m. Bern Nix, with Bill Zola, Adrian Valosin. Lotus Club, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Jazzheads, with Ari Hoenig, Tim Motzer, Chris Cuzme, Ben Bocardo. Dharma, 10 p.m., 11:30 p.m., and 1 a.m. Patrick Poladian Quartet. Location A, 12-3p.m. Camila Benson Ensemble. Location B, 5-8p.m.
Thursday, June 10Odean Pope, with Tyrone Brown, Craig McIver. Knitting Factory, 8 p.m. David S. Ware, with Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Guillermo E. Brown, and guest Alex Lodico. Knitting Factory, 10 p.m.