By Albert Samaha
By Steve Weinstein
By Devon Maloney
By Tessa Stuart
By Alison Flowers
By Albert Samaha
By Jesse Jarnow
By Eric Tsetsi
'HUDSON RIVER FESTIVAL 2002'
Various venues, 528-2733, www.hudsonriverfestival.com
July 4 Juilliard Jazz Ensemble+Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra:Juilliard is the wild card, but the Afro-Cuban band is actually the Chico O'Farrill Orchestra that his son, Arturo O'Farrill, has been leading at Birdland for years, and the LCJO is Wynton Marsalis's ensemble, which has a large and growing classic jazz repertory, from Ellington to Monk.
July 24 Vernon Reid+James "Blood" Ulmer:The impact of a Blood Ulmer set owes as much to the guttural soulfulness of his singing, a lion's roar fixed in the harmolodic web, as his stuttering, clashing guitar, which can suck all the air out of the room. This time he goes toe-to-toe with Vernon Reid, the former Living Colour guitarist, who plays jazz, acid jazz, rock 'n' roll, and everything in between.
August 27 Cecil Payne+Johnny Pacheco:Payne, the remarkable octogenerian bebop baritone saxophonist, got his start in Dizzy Gillespie's first orchestra, which cemented jazz and Afro-Cuban rhythms for all time back in 1947. So he's an ideal complement for Pacheco, whose Tumbao includes the celebrated Cuban flutist Maraca.
'JAZZ IN JULY FESTIVAL'
92nd St Y Tisch Center for the Arts, 1395 Lexington Avenue, 415-5500, www.92ndsty.org
July 15-25:Dick Hyman has enjoyed at least two constants in his career during the past 20 yearsscoring Woody Allen movies and programming the "Jazz in July" festivals. The movies are uneven; the festivals are amazingly even. Working with a top-rank group of mainstream pros, he explores ragtime, theater songs, blues, swing, and the diversity of jazz piano. Highlights this season include variations on Porgy and Bess, Bill Charlap's trio, Jim Cullum's New Orleans-style jazz band, and tributes to New York jazz legends Richard Rogers and the great stride master Ralph Sutton.
July 15 "Master Class with Dick Hyman"
July 16 Legends of New York Jazz:Dick Hyman, Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks, Marian McPartland, and Byron Stripling
July 18 The Jim Cullum Jazz Band
July 22Variations on Porgy and Bess
July 23 Bill Charlap Trio
July 24 "Dick & Derek's Annual Piano Party:A Tribute to Richard Rodgers"
July 25 "Remembering Ralph Sutton"
Various venues, 501-1390, www.festivalproductions.net
June 16-29:This year the real action may not be in the big halls. Lincoln Center isn't participating, and the Carnegie, Beacon, and Kaye Playhouse rosters are fairly predictablethe Jarrett-Peacock-DeJohnette trio is back, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band glimmers one last time along with a Hancock-Brecker-Hargrove show, and lots of singers, including Cassandra Wilson, João Gilberto, a tribute to Teddy King, and, stretching things, Lauryn Hill and Michael Feinstein. On the sidelines, though, this could be a telling couple of weeks: Greg Osby at the Studio Museum in Harlem; Jason Moran, Dave Douglas, Ethan Iverson, Don Byron at the Village Vanguard; Charles McPherson, Bill Charlap, andcan it really be?Cecil Taylor at Birdland.
June 16 Micky Bass's New York Powerhouse Ensemble, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
June 18 The Roots+Living Colour, Apollo Theater
June 19 The William Paterson University Jazz Quintet+New England Conservatory of Music Quartet +University of the Arts Jazz Quintet, Bryant Park
June 20 Michael Feinstein, Carnegie Hall
The Lonnie Plaxico Group+Erik Truffaz, Bryant Park
Greg Osby Quartet+Jason Moran, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
June 21 Brad Mehldau Trio & the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Carnegie Hall
Lew Tabackin/Howard Alden Quartet+Loren Stillman Quartet+Roberta Gambarini+Art Baron & the Duke's Men, Bryant Park
June 22 João Gilberto, Carnegie Hall
June 23 Lauryn Hill, Carnegie Hall
Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra+Chico O'Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Big Band, Birdland
June 24 'We Remember Teddi King Benefit,' Kaye Playhouse
Bill Charlap Trio+Kenny Washington+Peter Washington+Phil Woods+Frank Wess, Birdland
Joe Lovano & the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Village Vanguard
June 25 Cassandra Wilson+Patricia Barber+Dave Douglas, Carnegie Hall
"Birthday Salute to John Bunch," Kaye Playhouse
Cecil Taylor, Birdland
The Bad Plus, Village Vanguard
June 26 Keith Jarrett+Gary Peacock+Jack DeJohnette, Carnegie Hall
Wynton Marsalis Septet+Birds of a Feather+Tribute to Charlie Parker, Beacon Theatre
Jane Monheit+Barbara Carroll Trio+Peter Cincotti Quartet, Kaye Playhouse
Dr. Lonnie Smith+Joe Beck+Bob Berg+Idris Muhammad+Adam Rogers, Birdland
Don Byron Music for Six Musicians, Village Vanguard
June 27 Dave Koz &Friends+James Ingram,Beacon Theatre
Kenny Barron Quartet, Birdland
Mark Turner Trio, Village Vanguard
George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Apollo Theater
Bebel Gilberto+Angelique Kidjo, Beacon Theatre
Herbie Hancock+Michael Brecker+Roy Hargrove+Willie Jones III+George Mraz, Carnegie Hall
Dave Douglas New Quintet, Village Vanguard
June 28-29 Charles McPherson Quartet featuring Cyrus Chestnut+Lewis Nash+Peter Washington, Birdland
June 29 Eddie Palmieri y La Perfecta II+Ismael Quintana & Herman Olivera+Orquesta Aragon, Carnegie Hall
Omara Portuondo+Miriam Makeba, Beacon Theatre
Jason Moran Trio, Village Vanguard
June 29-30 Freihofer's Jazz Festival, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
'LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS FESTIVAL'
Various venues, 875-5108, www.lincolncenter.org
August 7 'The One and Only Jazzmobile Presents':A rare appearance by the Jazzmobile, which began in 1964, and for years was an almost ubiquitous summertime presence uptown, bringing the best musicians alive (Ellington, Gillespie, Thad and Mel, Jimmy Heath, Milt Jackson, and the founders who kept it rolling, Billy Taylor and Dave Bailey) to places jazz didn't often reach, and for freelike tonight.
August 13 'Jazz on the Plaza': Bobby Sanabria and Quarteto Ache
August 16 'Jazz on the Plaza': Joe Wilder
August 23 'Celebrate Mingus'
'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.