By Alex Distefano
By Scott Snowden
By Anna Merlan
By Steve Almond
By Jena Ardell
By Jon Campbell
By Alan Scherstuhl
By Tessa Stuart
'MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING 2002'
Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center, Columbus Avenue between 62nd and 65th streets, 875-5766, www.lincolncenter.org
June 26 The Sultans of Swing
June 27 Issac Delgado
June 28 African Blue Note
June 29 Los Soneros del Oriente
July 2 Machito Orchestra
July 3 TBA
July 4 Vince Montana & the SalSoul Orchestra
July 5 Tabou Combo
July 6 Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra & Wynton Marsalis
July 9 Gerard Carelli Orchestra
July 10 Andrej Hermlin & His Swing Dance Orchestra
July 11 Viento de Agua
July 12 Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks:A precision team, Giordano's men play painstakingly transcribed arrangements from the '20s, displaying no pain at all in bringing them to life. This evening they will focus on the Cotton Club, which promises an earful of Ellington and Cab Calloway, among others.
July 13 Coco Merenson
July 16 TBA
July 17 Dick Hyman & Jim Cullum's Jazz Band:You don't get to hear a lot of Dixieland around here, much less dance to itat least not since Bob Crosbybut that's what's offered by this collaboration between a master of classic piano styles and one of the longest running (four decades) bands and most copious (1000 songs) in the New Orleans tradition.
July 18 International Garifuna Band+James Lovell Punta
July 19 Jimmy Bosch
July 20 Floxy Bee
July 23 TBD
July 24 The Billy Strayhorn Orchestra:An alto saxophonist in the Johnny Hodges tradition, Michael Hashim has focused much attention over the years on Ellington's deputy arranger-composer and has even debuted unsuspected Strayhorn works found in his estate files. The very name of the band is a posthumous triumph for a brilliant musician who spurned the limelightand so is the chance to dance to music he wrote for that purpose.
July 25 Yerba Buena
July 26 Groupo Saveiro
July 27 Illinois Jacquet
Pier 25, North Moore Street and West Side Highway, 533-PARK, www.hudsonriverpark.org
July 7 David Berger & the Sultans of Swing
July 14 Nelson Gonzalez y Son Mundano
July 21 Ron Sunshine Band
July 28 Tanguardia
August 4 Andy Faber & the Swing Mavens
August 18 George Gee's Jump Jivin Wailers
American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street, 769-5100, www.amnh.org
June 7, 14, 21, 28 T.K. Blue: The saxophonist Talib Kibwe, best known for his work with Randy Weston, is a stirring soloist who can suggest a sulphuric fury while coursing through the changes. He can also pluck a mean kalimba and occasionally employs calypso rhythms to vary the pace.
'VISION JAZZ FESTIVAL'
Various venues, 946-2110, www.visionfestival.org
Through June 5: See the Shortlist.