Jazz

In Search of a Cool-Blue Note

CHARLIE PARKER JAZZ FESTIVAL
Various venues, 670-0276, www.nyc.gov/parks, free

August 25 Marcus Garvey Park: Bebop saxophone heaven with Gary Bartz, Charles McPherson, Houston Person (with Etta Jones), and a rare chance to hear Barry Harris lead a quintet with Jimmy Heath and Antonio Hart.

August 26 Tompkins Square Park: The ageless Joe Wilder with an all-star band, Dick Katz with Helen Merrill, Joe Lovano's nonet, Roy Haynes's quartet, others.


HARLEM MEER PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL
Lakefront Plaza, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, Central Park, 110th Street and Fifth Avenue, 860-1370, free

May 27 Jimmy Heath: The great saxophonist and friends.
June 3 Harlem Blues & Jazz Band: Featuring Ruth Brisbane.
June 17 Harbor Conservatory Jazz Festival
July 1 Jazzberry Jam: Focuses on women, including Sue Terry, Carline Ray, Bertha Hope, and Paula Hampton.


JAZZ IN JULY 2001
92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue and 92nd Street, 415-5500, www.92ndsty.org

July 17 'Americans in Paris': The mainstream brigade, including Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Ken Peplowski, Randy Sandke, Byron Stripling, Loren Schoenberg, Wycliff Gordon, others.
July 18 'Five Duos & a Grand Jam': More brigade, plus Marvin Stamm, Bill Mays, Scott Robinson, others.
July 19 'Mickey, Dumbo & Betty Boop': The usual suspects swing music written for film stars.
July 24 'Jelly Roll Morton & the New Orleans Rhythm Kings': An extraordinary body of work, too rarely revived—Bob Greene, Kenny Davern, many others.
July 25 'Dick & Derek's Annual Piano Party': Dick Hyman and Derek Smith and friends—more notes than there are in heaven or hell.
July 26 'International Stride': The metronomic Ralph Sutton, along with four Europeans.


JVC JAZZ FESTIVAL
Various venues, 501-1390, www.festivalproductions.net

June 17 'A Father's Day Gift,' Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: Buster Williams Quartet, with Steve Wilson, Eric Reed, and Lenny White.
June 19 'Downbeat Magazine Presents,' Bryant Park: A free concert with school bands from Berklee, Eastman, and Milwaukee.
June 19 'Who's on First?' Kaye Playhouse: Acerbic songs and stylings of Bob Dorough and Dave Frishberg, together and alone.
June 20 Joshua Redman & Eric Reed, Kaye Playhouse: Reed's septet features Wycliffe Gordon and Donald Harrison.
June 20 Two Siberians+Sarah Morrow, Bryant Park: Free.
June 21 'The Cabaret Jazz Hall of Fame,' Kaye Playhouse: Another hall of fame, with Joe Bushkin, Freddy Cole, Blossom Dearie, Jay Leonhart, many others.
June 21 Chico Freema, Studio Museum in Harlem: The saxophonist leads a quartet with Stephen Scott, Winard Harper, and Curtis Lundy; free.
June 21 Dickson Guillaume & the New York State Haitian Interdenominational Mass Choir+Institutional Radio Choir, Bryant Park: Free.
June 22 Cesaria Evora+Bebel Gilberto, Beacon Theater: They will have you on your feet and swaying.
June 22 'A Love Supreme: Remembering Coltrane,' Kaye Playhouse: The heavy-hitting lineup includes Roy Hargrove, Michael Brecker, Jesse Davis, Larry Willis, and Jon Faddis and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band.
June 22 Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers+Sugarman 3, Bryant Park: Free.
June 23 'Salsa Jams/Latin Pianos,' Carnegie Hall: With Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz, Pappo Lucca Y La Sonora Poncena, and Jimmy Bosch.
June 23 & 24 Pharoah Sanders, Joe's Pub: The tenor saxophonist with a dark yodeling sound.
June 24 Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, Birdland: Lew Tabackin is the key soloist, plus Randy Brecker sitting in.
June 24 'Calle 54,' Beacon Theater: A movie tie-in with Paquito D'Rivera, Eliane Elias, Gato Barbieri, Michel Camilo, and Jerry Gonzalez's Fort Apache Band.
June 24 'A Memorial for Milt 'Judge' Hinton,' Riverside Church: Homage to the great bassist and photographer.
June 25 Hank Jones, Birdland: The sublime pianist leads a trio, plus Joe Lovano.
June 25 'Sondheim & Jazz: Side by Side,' Carnegie Hall: Yeah, sure; with Jackie and Roy, Oscar Castro Neves, Billy Childs, Kurt Elling, Nnenna Freelon, Marian McPartland, Patrice Rushen, and the Antijazz herself, Maureen McGovern.
June 26 Johnny Griffin, Birdland: The superb tenor, plus the inimitable Clark Terry.
June 26 Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock & Jack DeJohnette, Carnegie Hall: An astonishing trio.
June 27 & 28 North Mississippi All-Stars, Bowery Ballroom
June 27 Phil Woods Quintet, Birdland: The altoist's quintet, including Bill Charlap, plus Johnny Griffin.
June 28 Andy Biskin Quintet+Matt Wilson Quartet, Exit Art: Two melodically quirky bands, including trumpeter Terrell Stafford.
June 28 Kevin Mahogany Organ Quartet, Birdland: With guitarist Dave Stryker and Dr. Lonnie Smith on the promised organ.
June 28 Nina Simone, Carnegie Hall: A religious event for true believers.
June 28 'Two Stars Shining: Wayne & Chick,' Avery Fisher Hall: In which Shorter introduces a new quintet with Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, and Brian Blade, and Corea leads a trio with Jeff Ballard and Avishai Cohen.
June 29 & 30 Hadda Brooks & Senator Eugene Wright, Joe's Pub: Amazing lady, still boogying at 85.
June 29 Eumir Deodato, Avery Fisher Hall: With the singer Maysa, Omar Hakim, Gerry Barnes, Sherrod Barnes, Bobby Sanabria, Eddie Montalvo, Teodross Avery, others.
June 29 Diana Krall, Carnegie Hall: A religious event for true believers.
June 29 'Planet Dance,' Hammerstein Ballroom: Featuring Carlinhos Brown, Afro-Cuban All Stars, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, and three DJs.
June 29 'Dewey Redman's 70th Birthday,' Birdland: The Texas tenor is paid homage to by Tom Harrell and Joe Lovano, among others.
June 30 Gladys Knight & Dave Hollister, Carnegie Hall: Everybody wants a piece of this jazz thing.
June 30 Jazz Mandolin Project, Bowery Ballroom
June 30 Pat Martino, Birdland: The dynamic guitarist's trio is amplified by organist Joey DeFrancesco and tenor Eric Alexander.

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