By Albert Samaha
By Steve Weinstein
By Devon Maloney
By Tessa Stuart
By Alison Flowers
By Albert Samaha
By Jesse Jarnow
By Eric Tsetsi
July 10Dirty Dozen Brass Band
July 3Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis
July 12Eve's Women
July 19Derek Trucks Band
August 17Bembeya Jazz
June 25Peter Cincotti (Rockefeller Park)
June 30Paula Atheron & Interplay (Wagner Park)
July 14Annette Aguilar and String Beans (Wagner Park)
July 29Don Byron (World Financial Center Plaza): Byron forged a new personality for the clarinet in the 1990s, while suggesting multiple personalities for himselfhe has played everything from Schumann to klezmer to Ellington to originals that comment sardonically on historical and current events. His sound can be as sweet as dew and as grating as the subway screeching to a stop, and to fulfill his quotient of unpredictability, he will share the stage this time with the Symphony Space Orchestra.
August 5Sonny Bravo's Charanga Jazz Experience (Wagner Park)
August 7Joshua Redman Elastic Band (Castle Clinton National Monument)
'JAZZ IN JULY FESTIVAL'
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, 212-415-5500, 92y.org
July 22-31:Dick Hyman's festival of mainstream jazz returns for its 19th year, with such gifted players as Joe Wilder, Randy Sandke, Howard Alden, Bucky Pizzarelli, Wycliffe Gordon, Ken Peplowski, Kenny Davern, Derek Smith, Dan Levinson, and Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, among many others, in programs that celebrate the centenaries of Beiderbecke, Venuti, and Lang; pre-swing Benny Goodman; and stride pianists, as well as presenting new music by Hyman, Sandke, James Chirillo, and Jay Leonhart, and nights devoted to piano and clarinet.
July 22"Venuti, Bix, and Lang at 100"
July 23"Dick & Derek's Annual Piano Party"
July 24"New Stuff: Original Jazz Concert Music"
July 29"Early Benny: Pre-Swing, Pre-Big-Band Benny Goodman"
July 30"Licorice Schticks"
July 31"The Lion, the Lamb, and Luckey"
June 15-28:It amounts to a historical imperativewhenever JVC touches bottom, as it practically did last summer, it bounces back like spring has sprung. One could have predicted the Bix tribute at the Kaye Playhouse, but not the return of Tony Scott in tandem with Buddy De Franco, or Randy Sandke making common cause with Marty Ehrlich and Uri Caine, or the tribute to Frank Wess and Joe Wilder, or the piano evening with Barron, Walton, Charlap, and five more. Lots of good stuff continues to take place at the clubs JVC assimilates during the week (memorial bands consecrated to Tadd Dameron and Charlie Parker play Birdland on June 27), but the big news is that jazz qua jazz returns to Carnegie and Avery Fisher, as Spike Lee emcees Terence Blanchard's movie music, Chick Corea and Gary Burton duet again, Brubeck and Shirley Horn demonstrate fire and ice, Keith Jarrett returns, and jazz and pop make a go in tribute to Peggy Lee with a dozen singersfrom Bridgewater to Petula. Best of all: Ornette Coleman reconvenes his trio with Charnett Moffett and Denardo Coleman, on a bill with Charlie Haden, at Carnegie on June 25; and Wayne Shorter shares the stage with his quartet, Herbie Hancock, and dancer Savion Glover at Carnegie on June 28.
June 15Cedar Walton Quartet (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
June 17"Wild, Wilder Wess: A Celebration of the Music and Lives of Frank Wess and Joe Wilder" (Kaye Playhouse); "Legends of the Clarinet: Tony Scott & Buddy Defranco": Bill Mays Trio (Iridium Jazz Club)
June 18Cesaria Evora+Lila Downs (Beacon Theatre); "Legends of the Clarinet: Tony Scott & Buddy Defranco": Bill Mays Trio (Iridium Jazz Club); "Piano Starts Here" (Kaye Playhouse)
June 19"Happy Birthday Bix: A Centennial Celebration" (Kaye Playhouse); "Legends of the Clarinet: Tony Scott & Buddy Defranco": Bill Mays Trio (Iridium Jazz Club); Carl Allen & New Spirit (Studio Museum in Harlem)
June 20"The Movie Music of Spike Lee & Terence Blanchard" (Carnegie Hall); "Legends of the Clarinet: Tony Scott & Buddy Defranco": Bill Mays Trio (Iridium Jazz Club)
June 21"Havana-New York" (Carnegie Hall); "Legends of the Clarinet: Tony Scott & Buddy Defranco": Bill Mays Trio (Iridium Jazz Club)
June 22Chico O'Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Big Band+Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra (Kaye Playhouse); Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (Village Vanguard); Chico O'Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Big Band (Birdland); "Legends of the Clarinet: Tony Scott & Buddy Defranco": Bill Mays Trio (Iridium Jazz Club)
June 23"There'll Be Another Spring: A Tribute to Peggy Lee" (Carnegie Hall); Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra (Birdland); Village Vanguard Orchestra (Village Vanguard)
June 24Maceo Parker+Roy Hargrove's RH Factor (Apollo Theater); "Inside Out: Mainstream Meets the New Music" (Kaye Playhouse); "6 Strings +88 Keys x 2" (Birdland); Tethered Moon (Village Vanguard)
June 25Ornette Coleman+Charnett Moffett+Denardo Coleman+Charlie Haden+Michael Brecker (Carnegie Hall); Joe Cocker (Avery Fisher Hall); Machito & the Afro-Cubans (Birdland); Student Bands of Milwaukee School of Arts, Northern Illinois University & East Carolina University (Bryant Park, lunchtime); Marilyn Crispell+Mark Helias+Paul Motian (Village Vanguard)
June 26"An Evening With Chick Corea & Friends" (Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall); "Beautiful SongsThen and Now" (Kaye Playhouse); George Wein & the Newport All-Stars+Rodney Jones+Mark Taylor+Peter Washington (Birdland); Bill McHenry Group (Village Vanguard)
June 27Dave Brubeck+Shirley Horn (Carnegie Hall); India.Arie+Me'shell Ndégeocello (Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall); Christian McBride+the Bad Plus+Belmondo Quintet (Bryant Park, lunchtime); "Birdland Salutes the Royal Roost": Tadd Dameron Memorial Sextet+the Charlie Parker Memorial Quintet (Birdland); Paul Motian's Electric Bebop Band (Village Vanguard)
June 28Wayne Shorter+Herbie Hancock & Savion Glover (Carnegie Hall); the Crusaders+Lizz Wright (Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall); "One4J: The Music of J.J. Johnson" (Birdland); Trio 2000 Plus 1 (Village Vanguard)